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President’s Memo: Fresh Starts

State Board Report December 2011 An Irishman, Joseph Kirby, a bricklayer whose death was mistakenly noted in the obituary column of the Hartford Courier was understandably upset. So the next morning Joseph (the “corpse”) rushes down to see the editor to vehemently protest the error. “I’m awfully sorry Mr. Kirby,” apologized the editor, “but it’s…

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Costello Reviews NASBA’s Wins

State Board Report November 2011 During the Annual Business Meeting, David A. Costello summarized the achievements of his 17 years as NASBA President and Chief Executive Officer. “I love dreaming because it is common to all of us,” Mr. Costello reflected. “I believe dreaming and success are closely related. I believe if you dream it,…

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104th Annual Lauds Costello

State Board Report November 2011 The many accomplishments of David A. Costello over his 17 years at NASBA’s helm were the focal points of NASBA’s 104th Annual Meeting, held at the Opryland Hotel in Nashville, October 23-26, 2011. The meeting’s theme, “Ad Astra,” to the stars, signifies the soaring visions that Mr. Costello has encouraged…

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CPAverify Offers State Boards Opportunity To Serve

Author: David Costello, CPA, NASBA President and CEO
Posted: November 8, 2011

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Chair’s Memo: ‘Big Deal’ Revisited

State Board Report October 2011 It has been an incredible year, not only for NASBA and the State Boards, but for me as well. It has been an unparalleled opportunity and honor representing the NASBA member Boards and our priorities at numerous activities and functions. I only hope that I have properly represented the Boards…

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NASBA Releases Candidate Performance Book on 2010 Uniform CPA Exam Statistics

Book details CPA candidate performance on the 2010 Uniform CPA Examination including statistical reports and commentary on trends NASHVILLE (October 20, 2011) – The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) today released for publication the 2011 edition of Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination (Candidate Performance Book) and announced significant product enhancements.…

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President’s Memo: Having Done All, Stand!

State Board Report September 2011 His delinquency manifested itself in the form of theft. As a teen he would steal anything he could get his hands on. He was fast. Fortunately his brother, Pete, lured him into running for something instead of away from authority. He competed at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, where Adolph…

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President’s Memo: Keep Smiling

State Board Report August 2011 It was 1963. Two insurance companies had gone through a difficult merger in an unfriendly environment, where cultures and management styles clashed. Something significant had to be done to create more harmony and a smoother transition to the consolidated company. The company’s leadership engaged Harvey Ball to create a “friendliness campaign”…

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President’s Memo: A Great Balancing Act

State Board Report July 2011 “You’ll get mixed up, of course,As you already know.You’ll get mixed upWith many strange birds as you go.So be sure when you step.Step with care and great tactAnd remember that Life’sA Great Balancing Act.Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.And never mix up your right foot with your left.”(Excerpt…

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NASBA, AICPA Offer CPA Mobility Online Reference

New York (July 28, 2011)By Michael Cohn, Accounting Today The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and the American Institute of CPAs have launched a new Web site, CPAmobility.org, that provides up-to-date information on the status of CPA mobility laws across the country. The online tool aims to help CPAs navigate the various practice privilege…

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