Tag Archives: 2014 ED Conference

Boards Vary on Background Checks

State Board Report March 2014 The extent to which Accountancy Boards do background checks on CPA candidates and/or renewing licensees varies significantly among states, a recent poll conducted by Virginia Board of Accountancy Executive Director Wade A. Jewell found. At the Executive Directors Conference the results of the poll, which included responses from 45 jurisdictions,…

NASBA Creates Enforcement Tools Site

State Board Report March 2014 NASBA Enforcement Resources Committee Chair Harry O. Parsons (NV) has announced the creation of “Enforcement Tools” Web pages on NASBA’s website. The resources currently on the site that are available to the Boards as well as the public include: SEC/IRS Quarterly Enforcement Reports; Enforcement Newsletters; Becoming an Investigator or Expert…

Reaching Out to Other Regulators

State Board Report March 2014 Lee D. Martin, Deputy Director of the Internal Revenue Service’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR), and Ian Dingwall, Chief Accountant of the Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA), both addressed the NASBA Executive Directors Conference as well as the Legal Counsel Conference in Savannah. Both had been contacted through NASBA’s stepped…

Chair Johnson Talks to EDs and Legal Counsel

State Board Report March 2014 NASBA is talking about services it can offer to State Boards and the resources it can provide to them, NASBA Chair Carlos Johnson told the Executive Directors, Board staff and legal counsel, who gathered in Savannah for conferences held March 3-5. “We will follow your lead,” he assured the audience…

10th Anniversary of CBT on April 5

State Board Report March 2014 Executive Directors joined NASBA President Ken Bishop in heralding the upcoming tenth anniversary of the conversion of the Uniform CPA Examination to computer-based testing (CBT) from a paper-and-pencil based examination. Accompanied by a video presentation of exploding fireworks, those at the 2014 Executive Director and State Board Staff Conference, held…