FASB TO WEBCAST TECHNICAL FORUM FOR CONTINUING PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION
Norwalk, CT, December 5, 2013—The Financial Accounting
Standards Board (FASB) today announced it will host two technical forums
for commercial accounting continuing professional education (CPE) providers in
January 2014. The forums are intended to assist CPE providers in their
preparation of accounting and reporting courses.The forums will give CPE
providers the opportunity to discuss with FASB members and staff final and
proposed accounting standards. Attendees will be able to participate in person
or via a live audio webcast.
Both forums take place from 11 a.m. to 3
p.m. EST at the FASB office in Norwalk, Connecticut. The first forum will be
held on January 13, 2014, and is open to stand-alone CPE providers whose primary
business is to provide continuing professional education. The second forum will
be held on January 30, 2014, and is open to individuals who provide continuing
professional education within their organization (for example, a CPA firm) or
offered internally to their clients.
Both in-person and live audio
participants must preregister
in advance. Due to space constraints, seating is limited to two individuals per
organization on a first-come, first-served basis. The live audio webcast will
be archived so that other CPE instructors have access to the topics discussed.
For more information about the forums, or to register to participate in
person or via audio webcast, visit http://www.fasb.org/.
the Financial Accounting Standards Board
Since 1973, the
Financial Accounting Standards Board has been the designated organization in the
private sector for establishing standards of financial accounting and reporting.
Those standards govern the preparation of financial reports and are officially
recognized as authoritative by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Such standards are essential
to the efficient functioning of the economy because investors, creditors,
auditors, and others rely on credible, transparent, and comparable financial
information. For more information about the FASB, visit our website at http://www.fasb.org/.