Regarded as a cornerstone of support within the organization, NASBA appoints as many as 30 committees and task forces annually. Through the work of these committees, NASBA volunteers and staff address current and emerging issues affecting state boards of accountancy. Topics range from ethics, education, and global regulation in accounting principles to the development of model rules for the member boards’ consideration.
Below is a listing of NASBA’s current Committees accompanied with each Committee’s Charge. To view the committee members and staff liaisons, click the Committee name.
Accountancy Licensee Database (ALD)/CPAverify Committee
Serve as an Advisory Committee to support the ongoing operations of the Accountancy Licensee Database (ALD) and corresponding CPAverify resources and initiatives.
Administration and Finance Committee
Oversee and monitor the fiscal operations of the Association.
Oversee the annual financial statement audit, the internal controls, and the safeguarding of assets of the Association, and shall recommend to the Board Directors the firm to perform the audit.
Recommend to the Board of Directors recipients of the Distinguished Service Award, William H. Van Rensselaer Public Service Award, and Lorraine P. Sachs Standard of Excellence Award.
Board of Directors
Review and consider best practices from various sources and recommend amendments to the Board of Directors for approval and subsequent vote by Member Boards.
CBT Administration Committee
Promote effective and efficient administration and operation of the Uniform CPA Examination.
Promote effective and efficient communication among Boards of Accountancy, NASBA, and their respective stakeholders.
Compliance Assurance Committee
Promote effective oversight of compliance with professional standards by CPAs and their firms.
CPA Examination Review Board (ERB)
Review, evaluate and report on the appropriateness of the policies and procedures utilized in the preparation, grading and administration of the Uniform CPA Examination and other examinations in general use by Boards of Accountancy for the licensing of certified public accountants; examine such records, and make observations, inspections, and inquiries as it deems necessary; and report annually to the Boards of Accountancy.
Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Committee
Oversee the CPE Working Group and related Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs. Also, develop and promote uniform rules and requirements for continuing professional education among the jurisdictions.
Develop a diversity program that ensures the NASBA culture is open and inclusive of women and minorities, and provides opportunities for service and leadership.
Support the Boards of Accountancy by representing NASBA in the academic community and serving as an advisory resource to NASBA’s Chair on education matters related to the accounting profession.
Enforcement Resources Committee
Promote effective, efficient, and where appropriate uniform, enforcement of professional standards by Boards of Accountancy.
Promote the development and maintenance of high-quality standards of ethical practice to protect the public interest.
Executive Directors Committee
Support Executive Directors in their roles with Boards of Accountancy.
International Qualifications Appraisal Board
As directed by the Executive Committee, survey and assess professional practice standards and qualifications in specified countries and recommend the feasibility of recognition of credentialed non-US professionals to the Board of Directors.
Leadership Development Group
NASBA recognizes the need and importance of identifying and developing individuals for future leadership positions both within NASBA and for external appointments in the sphere of accounting regulation. The Leadership Development Group, made up of individuals who are recognized as leaders in the accounting profession, will make recommendations to the Chair as to how best to identify, recruit, develop and promote a diverse pool of men and women for these important appointments.
Legislative Support Committee
Develop legislative support strategies and tactics to assist the Director of Legislative and Governmental Affairs in supporting Boards of Accountancy on Legislative matters.
Nominate officers and directors, in accordance with NASBA’s Bylaws.
Past Chair Advisory Council
Provide background and counsel on current issues framed with a historical perspective.
Regulatory Response Committee
Develop timely proposed responses on professional practice developments.
Relations With Member Boards Committee
Provide reciprocal communication between Boards of Accountancy and NASBA Board of Directors.
Standard-Setting Advisory Committee
Monitor and objectively evaluate processes of standard setters on behalf of Boards of Accountancy, recommending improvements when warranted. Proactively advise Boards and NASBA leadership regarding these activities.
State Society Relations Committee
Provide State Societies a platform to inform Boards and NASBA about issues of importance to the regulation of the profession, and enhancing Board relations with State Societies.
Strategic Planning Task Force
Uniform Accountancy Act (UAA) Committee
Oversee the Uniform Accountancy Act and related Model Rules and recommend amendments to the Board of Directors.