Tag Archives: CPA Examination

101st Annual Sees Road Less Traveled

State Board Report November 2008 “Great success comes when you take a different path – the path that has not been laid out yet,” President David A. Costello told the 101st NASBA Annual Meeting, held October 26‐29 in Boston. The meeting drew representatives from 52 state accountancy boards, including 132 delegates, 34 associates, 50 administrative…

Nicolaisen Calls for Federally Chartered Firms

State Board Report November 2008 As NASBA’s Annual Meeting keynote speaker Donald T. Nicolaisen highlighted the some of the final 31 recommendations of the US Treasury Department’s Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession (ACAP) (see sbr 10/08), he surprised many in the audience with his call for “Federally Chartered Audit Firms.” He pointed out the…

Education Committee re: 120/150 Hours 11/2008

November 2008 In November 2008, NASBA issued a discussion draft (the Draft) reporting research it conducted to explore and research the implications of allowing CPA candidates to sit for the Uniform CPA Examination with a minimum of 120 credit hours. The stated impetus for the study was the increasing number of states changing their requirements…

2008 Annual Meeting, Victor Carter-Bey, Perspectives on the Uniform CPA Examination: Report from Prometric

October 28, 2008 This document contains a presentation given by Victor Carter-Bey, Director/Team Lead of Prometric Financial Services Segment in regards to perspectives on the Uniform CPA Exam. See Full Document:Prometric Report

120/150 Panel Raises Questions

State Board Report July 2008 Panelists at the 2008 Eastern and the Western Regional Meetings debated the merits of requiring 120 semester credit hours to take the Uniform CPA Examination or requiring 150 hours to take it. The panels, moderated by NASBA Chief Relations Officer Alfonzo Alexander, did not question the value of the 150‐hour education…

Regional Directors Promote ALD

State Board Report February  2008 At their January 18, 2008 meeting in California, the NASBA Board of Directors elected Billy M. Atkinson (TX) Board Secretary, passed a resolution supporting the continuation of the efforts of NASBA’s National Examination Preparedness Committee, and heard reports on the progress of the Mobility Task Force, International Regulators Conference Committee,…

Candidate Book Released

State Board Report December 2007 The 2007 edition of the Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination has been released. Since the Examination was moved to a computerized format, in April 2004, the candidates’ data has been analyzed and prepared by NASBA with the assistance of two experts in testing and statistics: Allan S. Cohen, Ph.D.,…

Improving the CPA Exam Questionnaire

October 2007 The AICPA Board of Examiners (BOE) is embarking on a multi-year project to improve the Uniform CPA Examination. The contemplated changes are outlined in the questionnaire that follows. Detailed explanations are provided in the attached “Improving the Uniform CPA Examination” document. Please take the time to read this document before you complete the…

BOE’s Conrad Reports to Executives

State Board Report April 2007 Colleen K. Conrad, the first AICPA Board of Examiners’ chair to have a state board background, reported to the Executive Directors Conference, “We are committed to transparency and openness; committed to communication; committed to doing the right thing.” She told the meeting that nine of the 16 current members of the…