Skip to content

Material Gains: Exploring Industry-Level Impact of the CPA Evolution Initiative

Leading Professional Services Firms

Thursday May 20, 2021 | 12:30PM-1:45PM ET

Last spring, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), in partnership with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), voted to approve the CPA Evolution Initiative, an effort seeking to redesign CPA licensure.  The new model will continue to require that CPA candidates demonstrate aptitude in the areas of tax, accounting and auditing as continued core facets of the industry. However, to address both an increasingly tech-enabled industry and mounting necessity towards specialization, candidates must now demonstrate greater technical aptitude and declare a discipline of expertise from three foci: tax compliance and planning, business reporting and analysis and information system and controls. To understand the aftereffects of this initiative, our session brings together academic and business leaders in a discussion about the potential results of such sweeping change to the tax and accounting profession, including guidance on how current CPA licensees can navigate the path ahead.

Sign up today. Online registration now available.

Event Details

Remote

Complimentary

For questions about this event, please call 1-800-308-1700 or email us at tri@thomsonreuters.com

Why You Should Attend

  • This program offers a robust examination of newly proposed CPA licensure guidelines expected to launch in 2024
  • Our panel addresses the immediate and long-term ramifications for academic institutions, employers, and industry professionals in our modern business landscape
  • Attendees are invited to ask questions and submit comments throughout the presentation

Who Should Attend

  • Tax and accounting professionals
  • CPA licensees
  • Tax and accounting professors or academic instructors
  • Professional development & employee training leaders

Chair(s) and Faculty

Chair(s) Faculty
Dr. Nerissa Brown
Associate Professor & Academic Director, PwC Faculty Fellow & R.C. Evans Data Analytics Fellow
Daniel J. Dustin
Vice President, State Board Relations, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
Aiysha ("AJ") Johnson
Executive Director, Americas, BKR International
Carl Mayes
Associate Director – CPA Quality & Evolution, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Dr. Jan Taylor-Morris
Academic in Residence, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

More Information

Agenda

Venue

Sponsors

Downloads

Event agenda

(all times local)

Thursday May 20, 2021

12:30 PM ET Material Gains: Exploring Industry-Level Impact of the CPA Evolution Initiative

Last spring, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), in partnership with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), voted to approve the CPA Evolution Initiative, an effort seeking to redesign CPA licensure.  The new model will continue to require that CPA candidates demonstrate aptitude in the areas of tax, accounting and auditing as continued core facets of the industry. However, to address both an increasingly tech-enabled industry and mounting necessity towards specialization, candidates must now demonstrate greater technical aptitude and declare a discipline of expertise from three foci: tax compliance and planning, business reporting and analysis and information system and controls. To understand the aftereffects of this initiative, our session brings together academic and business leaders in a discussion about the potential results of such sweeping change to the tax and accounting profession, including guidance on how current CPA licensees can navigate the path ahead.

 

Moderator:
Aiysha (“AJ”) JohnsonExecutive Director, BKR International Americas Region

 

Panelists:
Nerissa Brown, Ph.D., Associate Professor of Accountancy and Academic Director for the BSA/MAS Program in Accountancy & PwC Faculty Fellow and R.C. Evans Disruption Fellow, University of Illinois, Gies College of Business
Daniel J. Dustin, CPA, Vice President, State Board Relations, National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
Carl Mayes, CPA, Associate Director – CPA Quality & Evolution, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
Jan Taylor-Morris, Ph.D., CPA, Academic in Residence, American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

1:45 PM ET Conclusion

Sponsors