Category Archives: State Board Reports

Call for Vice Chair Nominees

State Board Report February 2015 NASBA Nominating Committee Chair Carlos E. Johnson (OK) is asking all those interested in serving as NASBA Vice Chair 2015-16 to please submit their resume, preferably accompanied by a recommendation from their State Board, to him at NASBA, 150 Fourth Avenue North – Suite 700, Nashville, TN 37219-2417 or e-mail…

President’s Memo: Balancing the Three-Legged Stool

State Board Report February 2015 About 15 years ago, when I retired from my career in law enforcement and became the director of the Missouri State Board of Accountancy, my predecessor in Missouri, Bill Boston, left me a lengthy letter that outlined his thoughts on the importance of the job. There was a lot of…

50 Boards on ALD and CPAverify

State Board Report February 2015 The Accountancy Licensee Database (ALD) and CPAverify have both reached the 50-Board mark. Addressing the NASBA Board of Directors on January 23, NASBA President Ken L. Bishop congratulated the Accountancy Boards’ and NASBA’s staff for working together to create the most comprehensive professional database in the United States, surpassing those…

Obama Budget Urges Licensing Study

State Board Report February 2015 Two areas covered in President Barack Obama’s budget released on February 1 have caused a significant number of comments by opponents of professional licensing. President Obama is encouraging states to study "Reducing Unnecessary Occupational Licensing Requirements" and to consider "Spreading the Development and Adoption of Industry-Validated Credentials." Looking at both…

CPAs, Marijuana and Moral Character

State Board Report February 2015 CPAs are being told by the AICPA to check with their State Board of Accountancy when they consider providing services to a marijuana-related business. Beginning this month, Alaska has legalized recreational marijuana for individuals over the age of 21 and Oregon will have a similar law in effect in July…

Trans-Tasman Institute Formed

State Board Report February 2015 On January 1, 2015 the "Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand" formally came into existence. The merger of the New Zealand Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia has brought together the training programs of both institutes, resulting in combined education, examination and experience requirements. Both…

Looking for NASBA Key Contacts

State Board Report February 2015 Legislative Support Committee Chair A. Carlos Barrera (TX) urged those at the January Board of Directors meeting to encourage all State Board members, executive directors and NASBA associates who have personal and/or professional relationships with those serving in state and federal legislatures or in the executive branch of state government…

January 2015 – Full Issue

NASBA UAA Committee Projects

State Board Report January 2015 The NASBA Uniform Accountancy Act Committee, led by Chair J. Coalter Baker (TX), will be working on several projects this year, including: Inactive/Retired CPAs – What they can and can’t do under the UAA and Model Rules and if that needs to be changed. Barton W. Baldwin (NC), Lori J.…

President’s Memo: Improving Mr. Bojangles

State Board Report January 2015 Over the last two years, I have written Memos related to my law-enforcement background, President Harry Truman’s quotes, my grandfather’s words of wisdom, and various relevant life experiences. However, I don’t think that I have ever mentioned my early interest in music. Several generations of my family were musicians, including…