By Barbara Benton, CAE, OSCPA vice president, government relations
The Accountancy Board of Ohio met in person in Oct. 15 to address disciplinary issues and other matters. The board hosted several virtual guests in the audience: accounting students from several Ohio universities and colleges. The idea is to allow students to see firsthand what the body does and to learn more about the process of becoming a CPA.
Colleen Conrad, NASBA’s Executive Vice President and COO, joined virtually as well, explaining what CPA exam candidates can expect when they take the test, and how it will be changing in 2024 with the CPA Evolution revisions. She encouraged students to finish as much of the exam as they can before the switch to avoid transitional challenges. Any parts passed before the change will still count as one of four new parts.
The Ohio Society of CPAs was represented live and summarized benefits of OSCPA student membership, encouraging all students to join and take advantage of discounts, scholarship offers and networking opportunities.
In other significant action Oct. 15:
Elections took place for 2022 ABO officers as follows:
The ABO will next meet Dec. 6 and 7.
Actions of the Accountancy Board of Ohio – the State of Ohio government entity charged with licensing, regulating, and when necessary, disciplining CPAs, can significantly affect the practice of all CPAs. OSCPA represents the profession at every ABO meeting, and advocates for best-practice rulemaking.