Category Archives: State Board Reports

NASBA/AICPA IQAB Signs MRA with CPA Ireland

SHARE: NASBA/American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), U.S. International Qualifications Appraisal Board (IQAB) and CPA Ireland signed a mutual recognition agreement (MRA) on May 31, 2022, that went into effect on June 2, 2022. The MRA will provide an abbreviated qualification pathway for eligible accounting professionals in the U.S. and Ireland to practice in the partner…

Full Issue: Winter 2022

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Licensure

SHARE: As 2022 legislative sessions are now in full swing, legislatures continue to question the value of occupational and professional licensure. Perhaps Valuing Professional Licensing, a recent report issued by the Alliance for Responsible Professional Licensing (ARPL) — in partnership with the internationally recognized research firm Oxford Economics — can and should be employed to…

Private Equity Investing in Public Accounting

SHARE: In late 2020, news broke of private-equity firms purchasing stake in top accounting firms and news of new partnerships continue to hit newsstands. The deals, and their terms, gained attention within the profession. The question now is, what does this mean for the future of the accounting profession?  According to Koltin Consulting Group CEO,…

President’s Memo: Time to Unwind

SHARE: By being married to a former professor and PhD, I am often corrected when I use a word or phrase inappropriately. Similarly, former President Harry Truman, a fellow Missourian, was often criticized for his misuse of words and language. He once stated that he liked to use “plain language that the folks understand.” I…

Noble Named to CPT Board

SHARE: The NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) welcomes Kent Noble as the newest member of its Board of Directors. His appointment was unanimously approved by the NASBA Board of Directors during its meeting on January 18, in Key West, FL. Noble serves as the University of Wyoming’s (UW) Bill Daniels Chair of Business…

NASBA Welcomes NABA Leadership to Nashville Headquarters

SHARE: NASBA welcomed leaders from the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) to its Nashville headquarters February 3-5 and served as host of the association’s Lifting as We Climb Leadership Retreat. The three-day gathering began with a NABA Board of Directors meeting followed by the Leadership Retreat, and represents NABA’s first in-person meeting in two…

Last Call for Research Proposals

SHARE: Professors and post-doctoral researchers representing U.S. academic institutions have until March 11, 2022 (11:59 pm CT), to submit proposals to NASBA’s Accounting Education Research Grants Program.   Spearheaded by NASBA’s Education Committee, the program was established in 2011 to promote research focused on areas that can aid NASBA and State Boards of Accountancy in providing…

Happy Retirement, Bob Brooks! 

SHARE: After a 35+ year tenure as executive director of the North Carolina State Board of CPA Examiners, Robert N. Brooks retired from the Board on December 31, 2021. His commitment to public protection and maintaining the integrity of the CPA profession is evident through his work with organizations including NASBA and the North Carolina…

Tune in to the Education Committee Webinar

SHARE: In January, NASBA’s Education Committee hosted an informative Education Webinar focusing on academia and the CPA Evolution Initiative. State Board Report readership is invited to view the webinar, which features presentations and discussions on cost/managerial accounting, accounting data analytics, ethics, and accreditation. The webinar link will be available for 90 days.  To view the…