State Board Report

May 2017

The “Report of the AICPA/NASBA Accreditation Task Force: Exploring Opportunities to Enhance the Candidate Pipeline and Improve the Quality of Education” was unanimously accepted by the NASBA Board of Directors during their April Meeting. The document will be discussed at the June Regional Meetings. The joint Task Force agreed that the need to have greater involvement in accounting accreditation, its standards and processes requires more engagement among the profession, regulators, accreditors and academia.

Their report includes eight recommendations for strengthening accreditation, two for improving candidate outcomes, one for improving the quality of education evaluation for the Boards of Accountancy and a recommendation for further study. These recommendations will be explained by NASBA Education Committee Chair Raymond Johnson and NASBA Vice President – Strategic Planning and Project Management Ed Barnicott at both Regional Meetings.

The Task Force included: Co-Chairs Joanne Fiore and Carlos Johnson; members Ed Barnicott, Tonya Flesher, Brentni Henderson, Yvonne Hinson, Raymond Johnson, Sharon Lassar, and Steve Matzke; and consultant Jan Williams.

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