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.
Administration and Finance Committee
Oversee and monitor the fiscal operations and investments of the Association.
Oversee the Association’s annual financial statement audit and the internal controls, and shall recommend to the Board of 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.
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
Develop and promote uniform rules and requirements for continuing professional education among the jurisdictions. Also, oversee the Standards for CPE Programs and the related CPE Standards Working Group.
Develop a diversity program that ensures that NASBA provides opportunities, encouragement and support to people of color (African-Americans and Hispanics/Latinos) and women to participate in NASBA service and leadership roles.
Support the Boards of Accountancy by representing NASBA in the academic community and serving as an advisory resource 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. Provide input related to changes or developments in ethics-related standards.
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.
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.
Peer Review Compliance Committee
Promote effective oversight of practice quality of CPAs and their firms.
Regulatory Response Committee
Provide timely proposed responses on professional practice developments by either developing responses or reviewing the suggested responses from other NASBA committees.
Relations With Member Boards Committee
Provide reciprocal communication between Boards of Accountancy and NASBA Board of Directors.
Standard-Setting and Professional Trends Advisory Committee
Monitor and objectively evaluate processes of standard setters, as well as disruptive trends in the profession, on behalf of Boards of Accountancy. Recommend process improvements, when warranted, and advise the Boards of potential disruptive trends impacting the regulation of the profession.
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
Consider changes in the accounting profession and the regulation of it that could impact the current NASBA Strategic Plan. Provide recommended updates to the plan for NASBA Board of Directors’ deliberation and approval.
Uniform Accountancy Act (UAA) Committee
Oversee the Uniform Accountancy Act and related Model Rules and recommend amendments to the Board of Directors.