WLTXProposed CPE Standards Update Would Permit New Modes of Learning

Publication: Journal of Accountancy
Published: May 19, 2015
Reporter: Ken Tysiac

Continuing professional education credit for nano-learning and blended learning, two emerging methods for educating CPAs, would be enabled under standards revisions proposed Tuesday.

The AICPA and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) jointly proposed the changes to the Statement on Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs, which was last revised in 2012.

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Proposed CPE Standards Update Would Permit New Modes of Learning


UTNASBA: Private Company Standard-Setting Process is “Effective and Efficient”

Publication: AccountingWEB
Published: May 13, 2015
Author: Jason Bramwell

In a May 11 letter to the FAF Board of Trustees, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) wrote that the private company standard-setting process used by the FAF, the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and the Private Company Council (PCC) is “effective and efficient,” and that the current structure “works well and should not be changed significantly.”

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NASBA: Private Company Standard-Setting Process is “Effective and Efficient”


ATNational Registry Covers 97% of CPAs

Publication: Accounting Today
Published: April 10, 2015
Reporter: Daniel Hood

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy announced that CPAverify.org, its national registry of CPAs, has now integrated data from its 50th state board.

With the latest addition, the registry houses CPA license information for over 97 percent of U.S. CPAs around the world.

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National Registry Covers 97% of CPAs


100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee Taps ED

Publication: Nashville Post
Published: April 9, 2015

The 100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee Inc. has announced newly elected board members and updated staff leadership roles, including the hiring of Lori Adukeh as executive director and the appointment of Alfonzo Alexander, chief relationship officer of NASBA, as board chairman.

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100 Black Men of Middle Tennessee Taps ED


DNJJPJ Foundation Banquet set for April 2

Publication: The Daily News Journal
Published: March 24, 2015

The 10th annual JPJ Foundation Banquet is set for 7 p.m. April 2 at the Doubletree Hotel. The JPJ Foundation will issue scholarships to deserving minority Murfreesboro high school seniors on their way to college. One of the scholarships is the distinguished Byron M. Motley Memorial Scholarship to MTSU.

This year Murfreesboro’s own Alfonzo Alexander will be the speaker on this anniversary occasion. Alfonzo is the Chief Relationship Officer of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and president of NASBA’s Center for the Public Trust.

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JPJ Foundation Banquet set for April 2


ATCollege Accounting Programs Face Off in NASBA “March Madness” Brackets

Publication: Accounting Today
Published: March 23, 2015
Reporter: Sean McCabe

As schools continue to face each other on the court in the men’s and women’s March Madness tournaments, one has to wonder: How did these schools’ students do on the CPA Exam?

To answer this, NASBA went ahead and created their own brackets using the first and second round teams from the men’s and women’s tournaments, respectively. The winning schools for each match up is determined not by how their basketball team performs on the court, but by how their accounting students do the first time they take the CPA Exam.

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College Accounting Programs Face Off in NASBA “March Madness” Brackets


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Bend Accountant’s License is Revoked

Publication: The Bulletin
Published: March 22, 2015
Author: Claire Withycombe

In October, Christopher Acarregui’s public accountancy license was revoked after an unprecedented, costly four-year Oregon Board of Accountancy investigation. He was ordered to pay $60,000 in penalties as a condition of the settlement, although the total penalty for the 40 documented violations of Oregon law and administrative rules came to $200,000, according to the final order revoking his license.

“This was very serious conduct, and it warranted a very high level of civil penalties,” said Martin Pittioni, executive director of the Oregon Board of Accountancy, who said the length and depth of the investigation were exceptional.

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Bend Accountant’s License is Revoked


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Towards a Global Accounting Career

Publication: Deccan Herald
Published: March 19, 2015
Author: Jai Eapen

“In today’s world of reigning globalisation, choosing an apt education and a good career is a tough task. The question that lingers is whether there exists career opportunities, for commerce graduates with a global flavour.”

“The solution to all these questions lies in acquiring qualification in a U.S. certification – Certified Public Accountant (CPA)…”

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Towards a Global Accounting Career

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