Tag Archives: December 2009

NASBA Becomes IFAC Affiliate

State Board Report December 2009 After years of discomfort with its membership status in the International Federation of Accountants, in November NASBA was given “affiliate” status by the IFAC Council. As an affiliate, NASBA is released from membership obligations, which include having its members support the policies, standards and programs of IFAC. As NASBA is…

CPT Chair Calls for Conflict Competence

State Board Report December 2009 The only thing we can count on is the speed of change, CPT Board Chair Larry Bridgesmith told the Baruch/CPT Conference. “The status quo will not be good enough,” he said and urged the conference’s attendees to recognize three types of action the previous speakers had alluded to: clarify, integrate…

Deloitte CEO Addresses Baruch/CPT Conference

State Board Report December 2009 Although the current U.S. financial reporting model may not be perfect , Robert J. Kueppers, Deputy CEO of Deloitte & Touche USA, LLP, rhetorically asked, “If you are going to put in a new model, would you think of doing something that was not international?” If the U.S. adopts International…

Lawyers Say International Names a Challenge

State Board Report December 2009 “The law is catching up with what the public is saying with the use of firm names,” James J. Sabella, Esq., said during a fast‐paced panel session at the Baruch/CPT conference, moderated by Baruch Professor Douglas Carmichael. “If you are going to say to investors that you are one firm…