ATCPA Exam Gets Refresh After Practice Analysis

Publication: Journal of Accountancy
Published:November 20, 2020

Emphasis on understanding business processes and data analytics is being expanded while other topics are being phased out as the CPA Exam undergoes a refresh designed to maintain its relevance to the evolving work that newly licensed CPAs perform.

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CPA Exam Gets Refresh After Practice Analysis


Continuous CPA Exam Testing for U.S. Candidates Begins

Publication: Accounting Today
Published: July 01, 2020

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, the American Institute of CPAs and testing administrator Prometric have launched year-round testing of the Uniform CPA Examination, effective July 1, 2020, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Continuous CPA Exam Testing for U.S. Candidates Begins


Prometric Announces ‘Market by Market’ Re-Opening of CPA Exam Test Sites

Publication: Accounting Today
Published: April 30, 2020

CPA Exam testing administrator Prometric has confirmed the re-opening of select testing sites beginning May 1, 2020, albeit on a “market by market” basis that still adheres to social distancing guidelines.

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Prometric Announces ‘Market by Market’ Re-Opening of CPA Exam Test Sites


Prometric Extends Testing Site Closures Due to Coronavirus

Publication: Accounting Today
Published: April 14, 2020

CPA Exam testing administrator Prometric has announced an extension of the closure of its testing sites, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, until April 30, 2020, after previously announcing a tentative April 16 return date.

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Prometric Extends Testing Site Closures Due to Coronavirus


AT And Now For Some Good News: Continuous CPA Exam Testing Is a GO As Planned, Says NASBA

Publication: goingconcern
Published:March 31, 2020

While coronavirus is out here ruining everything from grocery store aisles to high school graduations we got some good news from NASBA this afternoon that I can’t wait to share with you. It’s the little things, ya know?

We first learned of the plan to launch continuous testing in May of last year, at which time I cautioned candidates to manage their expectations as this is a pretty significant change in scoring and anything could happen to delay it…

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And Now For Some Good News: Continuous CPA Exam Testing Is a GO As Planned, Says NASBA


Continuous Testing for U.S. CPA Exam candidates to begin July 1

Publication: Accounting Today
Published: March 31, 2020

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, the American Institute of CPAs and testing administrator Prometric announced on Tuesday a new Continuous Testing model for U.S. CPA Exam candidates, to begin July 1, 2020, due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

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Continuous Testing for U.S. CPA Exam candidates to begin July 1


Coronavirus Delays 2020 CPA Exam Testing

Publication: Accounting Today
Published: March 19, 2020

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, the American Institute of CPAs, Prometric and the state boards of accountancy have announced how the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak will affect 2020 CPA Exam candidates.

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Coronavirus Delays 2020 CPA Exam Testing


ATPrometric Closes CPA Exam Test Centers for 30 Days

Publication: Journal of Accountancy
Published:March 18, 2020

Prometric is closing CPA Exam test centers throughout the United States and Canada for 30 days to protect test takers and staff during the coronavirus outbreak

The closure is taking effect immediately. Prometric anticipates reopening its test centers on April 16, although the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) cautioned in a news release…

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Prometric Closes CPA Exam Test Centers for 30 Days


ATAgreement Provides Mobility for CPAs, South African Accountants

Publication: Journal of Accountancy
Published:February 7, 2020

U.S. CPAs and South African chartered accountants have a pathway to have their credentials recognized in South Africa and the United States under a new agreement.

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Agreement Provides Mobility for CPAs, South African Accountants


Breaking Borders: South African Chartered Accountants & U.S. CPAs to Benefit from Mutual Recognition Agreement

Publication: The Good News
Published: February 06, 2020

The South African Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA), the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) have signed a mutual recognition agreement (MRA) that came into effect on January 15, 2020. The agreement provides a pathway for South African Chartered Accountants (CAs[SA]) and U.S. Certified Public Accountants (CPA) to have their credentials recognized in both countries.

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Breaking Borders: South African Chartered Accountants & U.S. CPAs to Benefit from Mutual Recognition Agreement


AICPA and NASBA Sign Mutual Recognition Pact with South African Accountants

Publication: Accounting Today
Published: February 06, 2020

The American Institute of CPAs and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy have inked a mutual recognition agreement with the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, effective Jan. 15, 2020.

The deal provides a pathway for South African Chartered Accountants and U.S. CPAs to have their credentials recognized in both their countries.

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AICPA and NASBA Sign Mutual Recognition Pact with South African Accountants


Professional Licensing is Rigorous for a Reason

Publication: FLAPOL
Published: January 29, 2020

In his State of the State address, Gov. Ron DeSantis said that changing the Sunshine State’s occupational licensing laws will be at the top of his legislative agenda in Tallahassee this year.

These are laws that set the requirements to become and remain a member of various professions in our society.

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Professional Licensing is Rigorous for a Reason


BYU Is Tops in CPA Exam Pass Rates

Publication: Accounting Today
Published: December 23, 2019

Brigham Young University topped the list of first-time CPA Exam pass rates by large collegiate programs (60 or more candidates), according to the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s “Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination – 2018 Edition.”

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BYU Is Tops in CPA Exam Pass Rates


ATHere’s Your Open Thread For the Third CPA Exam Score Release of Q4 2019

Publication: goingconcern
Published:December 10, 2019

The calendars must be right because as promised, CPA exam scores chugged out right on time. Actually, they were a day early. Hopefully some people got 75s from Santa ahead of schedule.

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Here’s Your Open Thread For the Third CPA Exam Score Release of Q4 2019


ATProposed CPA Licensure Model Emphasizes Core Plus Disciplines

Publication: Journal of Accountancy
Published:December 10, 2019

A newly proposed CPA licensure model developed by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the AICPA is designed to help newly licensed CPAs learn the skills and competencies they will need in the workplace of the future.

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Proposed CPA Licensure Model Emphasizes Core Plus Disciplines


ATNASBA and AICPA Propose Draft of New CPA Licensure Model

Publication: CPA Practice Advisor
Published:December 10, 2019

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) have proposed a new CPA licensure model that is designed to evolve newly licensed CPAs’ knowledge and skills, protect the public interest and position the CPA profession for the future.

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NASBA and AICPA Propose Draft of New CPA Licensure Model


NASBA and AICPA Propose New CPA Licensure Model

Publication: Accounting Today
Published: December 10, 2019

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and the American Institute of CPAs have proposed a new CPA licensure model designed to “evolve newly licensed CPAs’ knowledge and skills, protect the public interest and position the CPA profession for the future,” according to an announcement from the new groups.

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NASBA and AICPA propose new CPA licensure model


Key Points to Consider When Choosing an Accountant

Publication: East Bay Times
Published: August 19, 2019

Where do you turn if you are looking for an accountant? Some suggest asking friends, colleagues and advisers for potential candidates. But before you do that, take time to assess your needs.

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Key Points to Consider When Choosing an Accountant


AICPA and NASBA work on evolving the CPA licensing model

Publication: Accounting Today
Published: August 12, 2019

The American Institute of CPAs and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy have teamed up on a new initiative to protect professional licensing for CPAs.

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AICPA and NASBA work on evolving the CPA licensing model


CPAs Target License Redesign to Meet Tech Needs

Publication: Bloomberg Tax
Published: August 8, 2019

Technology is rapidly altering the accounting profession, and the CPA license is about to change with it.

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CPAs Target License Redesign to Meet Tech Needs


ATAICPA and NASBA Renew Mutual Recognition Agreement with Australia and New Zealand

Publication: CPA Practice Advisor
Published: Dec 7, 2018

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) have renewed a Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA) with the Chartered Accountants of Australia and New Zealand (CA ANZ).

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AICPA and NASBA Renew Mutual Recognition Agreement with Australia and New Zealand


ATWorking group considers changes to CPA licensing requirements

Publication: Journal of Accountancy
Published:November 29, 2018

A working group formed by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the AICPA is exploring possible changes to the CPA licensure requirements that would incorporate the skills and competencies in areas such as technology and data analytics that increasingly are needed in practice and business.

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Working group considers changes to CPA licensing requirements


NASBA Presents 2018 Leadership Awards

Publication: Accounting Today
Published: November 20, 2018

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy has recognized three CPAs for their leadership and efforts in pushing the accounting profession forward.

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NASBA Presents 2018 Leadership Awards

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NASBA Presents 2018 Leadership Awards


People & Firms on the Move

Publication: Accounting Today
Published:November 20, 2018

NASBA Appoints New Board of Directors.

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People & Firms on the Move

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People & Firms on the Move


Illinois State boasts high pass rates for CPA exam

Publication: Illinois State University News
Published: Nov. 1, 2018

According to Illinois State University Accounting Department Chair Deborah Seifert, passing the Certified Public Accounting (CPA) exam is not an easy task. “Nationally, the pass rates are 50 percent or less,” she said. By contrast, Illinois State University’s graduate students achieved a pass rate of 70.4 percent, according to the 2017 report from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).

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Illinois State boasts high pass rates for CPA exam

MAcc Students Rank High on CPA Exam First-Time Attempts

Publication: Arkansas State University News
Published: Oct. 10, 2018

Arkansas State University’s Master of Accountancy (MAcc) students performed significantly above the national average and highest in the state on the 2017 Uniform Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Exam, according to the recently released National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) Report on the 2017 CPA Exam.

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MAcc Students Rank High on CPA Exam First-Time Attempts

NWC Accounting Grads Record Nation’s Second-Best Pass Rate on CPA Exam

Publication: Northwestern College News
Published: August 29, 2018

With a pass rate of 89.3 percent, Northwestern was behind only Washington and Lee University (89.5 percent), according to results reported by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

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NWC Accounting Grads Record Nation’s Second-Best Pass Rate on CPA Exam

OU Tops Big 12 CPA Pass Rate

Publication: The Journal Record
Published: August 28, 2018

The University of Oklahoma’s Michael F. Price College of Business was named first in the Big 12 for the highest rate of first-time certified public accountant exam pass rates for universities, according to a report released by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

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OU Tops Big 12 CPA Pass Rate

Test Results: The CPA Exam in 2017

Publication: Accounting Today
Published: August 21, 2018

Upon the release of NASBA’s 2017 “Candidate Performance on the Uniform CPA Examination” publications, which come in “Jurisdiction” and “University” editions, the association shared a selection of data from the reports, including average scores by age, the highest-scoring states, and more in a follow-up piece with Accounting Today.

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Test Results: The CPA Exam in 2017

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NASBA releases 2017 CPA Exam data


Deal Signed Between ICAS and US Accounting Bodies

Publication: AccountancyAge
Published: March 06, 2018

In the first agreement of its kind, the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Scotland (ICAS) has agreed a deal with US accountancy bodies NASBA and AICPA to enable members from each country to practice the jurisdiction of the other nation.

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Deal Signed Between ICAS and US Accounting Bodies



How to Do a Background Check on Your Financial Pro

Publication: nerdwallet
Published: February 09, 2018

How much do you know about the people offering advice about your money — or even hands-on managing it? Consumers have access to a lot more information about a financial pro than what’s presented in a brochure or mentioned during a meet-and-greet.

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How to Do a Background Check on Your Financial Pro


NASBA and AICPA update Uniform Accountancy Act

Publication: Accounting Today
Published: February 05, 2018

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and the American Institute of CPAs have released the eighth edition of the Uniform Accountancy Act, with some important changes, particularly related to “retired accountants.”

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NASBA and AICPA update Uniform Accountancy Act


Appreciating the Fruits of Labor

Publication: CPAFOCUS
Published: January/February Edition

NASBA’s vice chair talks about her road to success and the importance of paying it forward.

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Appreciating the Fruits of Labor


Deloitte’s Engelbert on the Three Trends Changing the Profession

Publication: Accounting Today
Published: November 06, 2017

Three significant factors are shaping the profession of the future, Cathy Engelbert, CEO of Deloitte, told a gathering of accountants recently: the impact of new technologies, new demographics, and new client demands.

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Deloitte’s Engelbert on the Three Trends Changing the Profession


Four Named to Public Ed Foundation Board

Publication: The Nashville Ledger
Published: November 03, 2017

Community leaders Alfonzo Alexander, Judge Sheila Calloway, Tony Heard and Juli Mosley have joined the Nashville Public Education Foundation board of directors to guide and shape the Foundation’s vision for Nashville’s public education system.

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Four Named to Public Ed Foundation Board


PCAOB’s Franzel Leans Toward Issuing Blockchain and Data Analytics Guidance

Publication: Accounting Today
Published: November 01, 2017

The Public Company Accounting Oversight Board is likely to issue guidance on the use of blockchain and data analytics technology as more auditing firms weigh the benefits and drawbacks of them.

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PCAOB’s Franzel Leans Toward Issuing Blockchain and Data Analytics Guidance


Bishop: Time for a New Pathway to Being a CPA?

Publication: Accounting Today
Published: October 31, 2017

While CPAs will be needed far into the future, the profession – including members, educators, and regulators – needs to be more proactive in the face of massive changes, according to National Association of State Boards of Accountancy president and CEO Ken Bishop.

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Bishop: Time for a New Pathway to Being a CPA?


New CPA Exam ‘Very Well-Received’ – with More Changes to Come

Publication: Accounting Today
Published: October 30, 2017

The new version of the CPA Exam that launched in April has performed well, according to two of its architects – but that doesn’t mean they’re finished changing it.

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New CPA Exam ‘Very Well-Received’ – with More Changes to Come


The Top People in Public Accounting – 2017

Publication: Accounting Today
Published: September 04, 2017

Accounting Today announced the individuals named to its 2017 “Top 100 Most Influential in Accounting” list. Among the recipients is NASBA President and CEO, Ken Bishop.

Read Ken Bishop’s biography (page 3)

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The Top People in Public Accounting – 2017


Northwestern Accounting Graduates Record Fifth Best Pass Rate on 2016 CPA Exam

Publication: Northwestern College News
Published: August 31, 2017

Northwestern College accounting graduates taking the CPA exam for the first time in 2016 recorded the fifth best pass rate among all institutions that had at least 10 candidates.

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Northwestern Accounting Graduates Record Fifth Best Pass Rate on 2016 CPA Exam


CFOs Unsure About Letting Employees Earn CPE During Work Hours

Publication: Accounting Today
Published: July 12, 2017

Only 26 percent of chief financial officers said their companies allow all their employees to fulfill continuing professional education requirements while at work, according to a new survey.

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CFOs Unsure About Letting Employees Earn CPE During Work Hours


College of Business Programs Prepare Students for Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting Careers

Publication: Georgia Southern University Press
Published: June 23, 2017

Students interested in pursuing careers in fraud examination or forensic accounting have the opportunity to hone their skills and be competitive in the workforce thanks to specialty tracks offered through the School of Accountancy in Georgia Southern University’s College of Business.

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College of Business Programs Prepare Students for Fraud Examination and Forensic Accounting Careers


NASBA Awards N.C. A&T Professor Research Grant

Publication: North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University Press
Published: June 22, 2017

Dr. Brandis Philips, assistant professor of accounting at North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University has been awarded a research grant by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).

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NASBA Awards N.C. A&T Professor Research Grant


NASBA Announces Accounting Education Research Grants for 2017

Publication: Accounting Today
Published: June 22, 2017

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy announced on Wednesday the 2017 winners of its annual Accounting Education Research Grants. The honored university faculty and researchers will be awarded grants totaling $25,000.

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NASBA Announces Accounting Education Research Grants for 2017


Boise State Now Offers Accountancy Master’s Degree Online

Publication: Rexburg Standard Journal
Published: April 28, 2017

Boise State University is now offering its Master of Science in accountancy (MSA) degree online. Available on campus since 1998, the program added an online option in March 2017 to allow more students to enroll. The first cohort of online students will begin their studies in fall 2017.

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Boise State Now Offers Accountancy Master’s Degree Online


Updated Version of CPA Exam Released

Publication: Accounting Today
Published: April 11, 2017

The AICPA, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), and testing company Prometric announced this month the launch of the new version of the Uniform CPA Examination.

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Updated Version of CPA Exam Released


Alexander to Speak at WKU’s Gordon Ford College of Business

Publication: Glasglow Daily Times
Published: February 9, 2017

Alfonzo Alexander, Chief Relationship Officer of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the President of NASBA’s Center for the Public Trust (CPT), will present “Ethical Leadership: The True Sustainable Leadership” at 2 p.m. on Feb. 17 in Grise Hall Auditorium on WKU’s campus.

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Alexander to Speak at WKU’s Gordon Ford College of Business


The Importance of a US CPA for a Career in Finance and Accounting

Publication: Morgan McKinley
Published: February 11, 2016

Historically in Japan a lot of professionals working in finance may have had either a very basic book-keeping qualification, or perhaps no qualification at all. There was a very strong concept of qualified by experience here. This is now changing dramatically as more and more international companies are keen to see some evidence of a professional certification. The US CPA remains the most sought after qualification in the Japanese market for international companies.

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The Importance of a US CPA for a Career in Finance and Accounting


Accounting_todayNASBA Chair Sets Goals

Publication: AccountingToday

Published: November 29, 2016
Reporter: Michael Cohn

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s new chairman, Telford A. Lodden, described his goals for the organization during his 2016-2017 term, urging members to maintain high standards for accountants during a recent NASBA conference.

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NASBA Chair Sets Goals


LATIMESAndrew Marincovich Went From the 1944 Rose Bowl with USC to the Shores of Iwo Jima, and He Still Hates UCLA

Publication: Los Angeles Times
Published: November 18, 2016

Andrew Marincovich experienced the full tapestry of the USC-UCLA football rivalry, attending both schools and playing right guard for the Trojans’ 1944 Rose Bowl champions.

Spending New Year’s Day in Pasadena was a prelude to a far more exhilarating red, white and blue endeavor.

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Andrew Marincovich Went From the 1944 Rose Bowl with USC to the Shores of Iwo Jima, and He Still Hates UCLA


UK logo wordmark 286_0Gatton College to Host Citigroup Whistleblower on Friday, Oct. 28

Publication: UKNow

Published: October 28, 2016

Citigroup whistleblower Richard Bowen will be on the University of Kentucky campus on Friday (Oct. 28) to share his story with students, faculty and staff at the Gatton College of Business and Economics.

Following Bowen’s talk, students will take part in their choice of five different breakout sessions to be led by the following individuals:

· Alfonzo D. Alexander, president of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s Center for the Public Trust, on ethics;

· Darrell Ratliff, special agent (ret.) for the U.S. Department of the Treasury, on Treasury special investigations;

· Gary Smith, president and CEO of Kentucky Trailer, on servant leadership;

· Kourtney Nett, certified public accountant (CPA) and director of Risk Advisory Services, and Brad Smith, CPA and director of Assurance Services, at Mountjoy Chilton Medley, on fraud; and

· Paul Fiorelli, co-director of Cintas Institute for Business Ethics at Xavier University, on “Why Good Accountants Do Bad Things.”

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Gatton College to Host Citigroup Whistleblower on Friday, Oct. 28


csuc-signatureCalifornia State University, Chico’s CPA Exam Pass Rate Ranks Among the Best in the State

Publication: Chico News

Published: October 18, 2016

A month after U.S. News named California State University, Chico one of the top public schools in the West Region, the Northern California institution’s academic reputation has received another boost.

According to a recent report by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, 51.4 percent of CSU, Chico candidates passed the Uniform Certified Public Accountant Exam in 2015, one of the highest pass rates achieved by any “access university” in California.

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California State University, Chico’s CPA Exam Pass Rate Ranks Among the Best in the State


ATUS CPAs Comment On Professional Employer Organization Regs

Publication: Tax-News

Published: August 19, 2016

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has provided recommendations regarding the proposed regulations to establish the certification of Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs), in a letter to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) dated August 16.

For example, the AICPA recommended a change in the language related to the definition of a CPA from “Is duly qualified to practice in any state” to “Is duly authorized to practice by a state board of accountancy,” to reflect CPA state licensure regulations under the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).

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US CPAs Comment On Professional Employer Organization Regs


ATCPE Standards Update Accommodates New Forms of Learning

Publication: Journal of Accountancy

Published: August 16, 2016

CPAs will be able to receive continuing professional education (CPE) credit for instruction received in nano-learning and blended learning platforms under new standards issued Tuesday.

The AICPA and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) changed the standards for CPE providers as well as NASBA’s Fields of Study document. The changes enable new learning methods that are popular with students.

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CPE Standards Update Accommodates New Forms of Learning


ATNASBA President & CEO Ken Bishop Discusses CPA Exam, Credential in Japanese Periodical

Publication: TAC News

Published: June 13, 2016

The Uniform CPA Examination is developed by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and implemented by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). It has been open to Japanese candidates since August 2011.

As the number of U.S. CPA Exam takers is expected to increase amid accelerating globalization, we spoke to Ken Bishop, President of NASBA, regarding the value of acquiring the qualification, its international value and future plans for the Examination.

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ATNASBA Announces 2016 Accounting Education Research Grant Recipients

Publication: Accounting Today
Published: August 9, 2016

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) recently announced the recipients of its Accounting Education Research Grants Program for 2016. Faculty and postdoctoral researchers from three U.S. institutions were awarded research grants totaling $24.500.

“NASBA is again pleased to provide researchers with needed funding to conduct research on critical topics impacting the accounting profession. We look forward to learning more about the findings from these three projects once completed,” stated Alfonzo Alexander, Chief Relationship Officer at NASBA.

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NASBA Announces 2016 Accounting Education Research Grant Recipients


ATNASBA Launches Experience Verification Service for CPA Applicants

Publication: Chartered Club

Many CPA applicants were facing difficulties in finding a CPA who could verify their experience. To make it easier for the CPA applicants, NASBA has launched the Experience Verification service which will help CPA applicants get their experience verified.

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NASBA Launches Experience Verification Service for CPA Applicants


AT664,532 — and Counting

Publication: Accounting Today

Published: June 22, 2016

Here’s some exciting news: As of April 22, 2016, there were 664,532 actively licensed U.S. CPAs.

You might think that simply giving a headcount of the members of a profession — particularly a profession as closely associated with numbers as accounting — would be more “interesting” than “exciting,” but I stand by my contention that the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s enumeration is, in fact, exciting, and I’ll double down on it by adding “ground-breaking.”

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664,532 — and Counting


TennesseanNew Leadership Nashville Class Announced

Publication: The Tennessean
Published: June 16, 2016

Leadership Nashville has announced the members of its 41st leadership class.

The nine-month program is designed to strengthen not only the community, but provide leadership education to Nashville’s most influential community members.

The class includes Alfonzo Alexander, president, Center for Public Trust, National Association of State Board of Accountancy.

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New Leadership Nashville Class Announced


ATProposal Would Clear Path to CPA for Foreign Credential Holders

Publication: Journal of Accountancy

Published: June 9, 2016

Changes proposed this month to the Uniform Accountancy Act (UAA) and the Uniform CPA Examination Model Rules are designed to help holders of qualified foreign designations apply for state licensure as a CPA and support the updated Uniform CPA Examination.

The AICPA and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) published an exposure draft containing the proposal and seek comments by Sept. 1.

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Proposal Would Clear Path to CPA for Foreign Credential Holders


AT664,532: The Number of Active CPAs in the US

Publication: AccountingWeb
Published: June 1, 2016

There are more than half a million actively licensed individual CPAs in the United States, according to the first such tally ever compiled by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA).

The official count was 664,532 licensees as of April 22, gleaned from NASBA’s national database of CPAs that aggregates data from 51 of the 55 CPA licensing jurisdictions nationwide.

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664,532: The Number of Active CPAs in the US


ATNew Accounting Products – June

Publication: Accounting Today

Published: May 27, 2016

We noted above the difficulty of proving one’s expertise; how much harder, then, to prove your integrity, or your ethics? This used to require waiting for a tough post-mortem exam outside the Pearly Gates; now, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s Center for the Public Trust can help you demonstrate your understanding of ethics in business with its Ethical Leadership Training and Certification. The three training modules use videos, real-world ethical dilemmas and more to teach you about ethical culture, leadership and strategy. While they can’t guarantee that you’ll act ethically in your work, at least they’ll show that you know how to.

Separately, NASBA has launched its CPA Experience Verification service, which pairs CPA license applicants with a client manager to guide them through the application process, and then verifies their work experience through a partner.

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New Accounting Products – June


IPAThe DataFlow Group Announces Global Affiliation with NASBA

Publication: Inside Public Accounting

Published: May 9, 2016

The DataFlow Group, a leading global provider of specialized Primary Source Verification (PSV) solutions, background screening and immigration compliance services, announced a new strategic relationship with NASBA. Under the agreement, the DataFlow Group will assist NASBA and its member Boards of Accountancy by verifying the professional experience of international applicants for the U.S. CPA license.

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The DataFlow Group Announces Global Affiliation with NASBA


ATPurdue Calumet Accounting Graduates Excel on CPA Examination

Publication: Chicago Tribune
Published: April 28, 2016

Graduates of the Purdue University Calumet accounting program excelled in a national 2015 report of candidate performance on the Uniform CPA Examination.

The report, released by the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, indicated the 58.3 percent passing rate of Purdue Calumet graduates exceeded the national average of 49.8 percent.

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Purdue Calumet Accounting Graduates Excel on CPA Examination


ATNASBA Offers Ethics Training and Certification

Publication: Accounting Today

Published: April 27, 2016

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy’s Center for the Public Trust has introduced an Ethical Leadership Training and Certification for business professionals.

The online, self-paced and interactive program includes three training modules that discuss ethical culture, leadership and strategy. Each module provides videos, real-world ethical dilemmas discussed by subject matter experts, along with quizzes to test the participant’s understanding. Participants can take the modules individually, or as a whole, to earn the ethical leadership certification.

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NASBA Offers Ethics Training and Certification


ATMPI Stands up to Planner Criticism

Publication: meetingstoday.com
Published: April 2016

Meeting Professionals International (MPI) recently received criticism from meeting and event planners after announcing a new Meeting Fundamentals certificate program for the “non-traditional planner.”

“While I am a senior planner who yearns for advanced education, there is no denying that there is a need for basic education in our industry,” said Angela Layton, CMP, CMM, senior meeting planner with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

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MPI Stands up to Planner Criticism

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