Tag Archives: Task Force

The Map Says it All

When faced with a new challenge, what is your standard approach? Do you take a practical approach of formulating a plan, or do you immediately tackle the issue head-on, with no formal plan in place? When I first assumed the role as NASBA’s ALD Administrator, there were only four states participating in the ALD. This…

Panel Begins Standards Discussion

State Board Report May 2010 The need for private company accounting standards has been an issue for many years, Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) President Teresa Polley observed as the AICPA/FAF/NASBA Blue Ribbon Panel on Standard Setting for Private Companies (BRP) kicked off their discussions on April 12 in New York City. “A confluence of events,”…

44 Boards Committed to ALD

State Board Report April 2010 California is the latest state to become a fully active participant in the Accountancy Licensee Database. The other 24 jurisdictions that now have their licensee information on the ALD are: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, CNMI, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Puerto…

44 Boards Committed to ALD

State Board Report March 2010 California is the latest state to become a fully active participant in the Accountancy Licensee Database. The other 24 jurisdictions that now have their licensee information on the ALD are: Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, CNMI, Idaho, Indiana, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Mexico, New York, Oklahoma, Puerto…

Momentum

By Dan Sweetwood, ALD Chair The word momentum comes to mind when I think of the status of ALD today. Like Mobility, the ALD is steadily gaining velocity. One year ago, 28 jurisdictions stood committed to participating in the ALD. Today, that number has grown to 44, or 80% of U.S. Boards of Accountancy. This…

From the ALD Task Force Chair

I hope you find the information in our first newsletter helpful! I want to first take this opportunity to thank the othermembers of the Task Force and NASBA/ ALD staff for their hardwork and diligence over the last year. Last year we met face-to-face in Nashville, then at the NASBA Annual Meeting in Boston, and…

2008 Annual Meeting, Joseph T. Cote, Report on National Examination Preparedness

October 2008 Committee on National Examination Preparedness Recommended in 2006 by Special Examination Issues Task Force (Chair – Sam Cotterell) Began its work in 2007 Charge — Initiate a process to increase the influence of state boards of accountancy and NASBA in the CPA Examination process See Full Presentation:National Exam Preparedness Report

Improving Communications Skills with Feds

State Board Report July 2008 NASBA’s Governmental Agency Referral Task Force has been meeting with federal agencies’ staff members to identify how state boards can be more effective when referrals of substandard work are made to the boards, and to communicate to the agencies the difficulties that state boards encounter in processing the referrals. Task Force…

Regulatory Efforts Support for States

May 16, 2008 The purpose of this report is to: i) present an update on the work of our Task Force; ii) solicit input as to ways in which NASBA might assist State Boards with their enforcement efforts; iii) stimulate discussion; and (iv) elicit comments so that recommendations can be developed for NASBA Board consideration.…

Government Agency Referral Task Force Explanatory Note

May 16, 2008 Government Agency Referral Task Force Preliminary Report on Referral Process Explanatory Note In January 2008, the Government Agency Referral Task Force (Task Force) sent a draft of a government agency referral process outline to all state boards and requested comments. The responses stated a clear understanding of the need for a process…