June 18, 2013

NASBA was proud to have 27 Boards of Accountancy represented at its annual Western Regional Meeting this year in New Orleans, LA, June 5-7. Over 200 attendees were engrossed by the informative presentations and engaging breakout sessions that packed the agenda, and NASBA is looking forward to disseminating the same type of knowledge and encouragement of Board fellowship at its upcoming Eastern Regional Meeting in Chicago, IL, June 26-28.

WestCardSome of the sessions in New Orleans included an address from Private Company Council (PCC) Chair Billy Atkinson, where he discussed the history of the PCC’s creation and its perspective on the Financial Accounting Standards Board, and a captivating look at the definition of “attest” and firm mobility from NASBA Board Secretary and UAA Committee Chair Ken Odom and Susan Coffey, Senior Vice President, Public Practice & Global Alliances at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

The breakout sessions included an interesting look at the roles of accreditation bodies and online programs in higher education from Education Committee Chair Karen Turner and Education Committee member Lela Pumphrey, and a detailed glimpse at International CPA Exam testing statistics and trends led by James Suh, NASBA’s Director of Continuous Improvement and Analytics, and NASBA Director-at-Large Ted Long.

EastCardNASBA anticipates even more Boards of Accountancy to be represented at the Eastern Regional in the Windy City, where discussions about everything from strengthening diversity in the accounting profession to updates from the AICPA’s Accounting and Review Services Committee will take place.

In conjunction with the Eastern Regional in Chicago, the NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) will be conducting its third annual Student Leadership Conference. Representatives from the Student Center for the Public Trust’s (StudentCPT) student chapters will come together to participate in a two-day leadership symposium where they will learn about ethical leadership, effective communication in the business world and taking their StudentCPT chapters to the next level, all while having the unique opportunity to network and connect with those attending the Eastern Regional.

This year, the CPT was proud to launch the “Sponsor a Leader” campaign, through which it will provide scholarships for shining stars of the future that will be inspired, encouraged and empowered by attending the Student Leadership Conference.

It’s not too late to register for the Eastern Regional Meeting. To do so, please visit the Eastern Regional Meeting page and click the “Register Now” button. For more information about the rest of NASBA’s meetings in 2013, please visit the Meetings & Events section of this website.

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