Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

New NASBA Chairwoman to 'Sell' UAA

Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

New NASBA Chairwoman to 'Sell' UAA

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Sarah G. Blake became the 1997-98 chairwoman of the board of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy at its 90th annual meeting. The chief executive officer of Technology Management & Development Inc., a small technology consulting company in Tucson, Blake had served on the board for nine years and is a past chairwoman of the Arizona state board.

She takes the helm at a key point for NASBA and the American Institute of CPAs: The boards of both organizations have approved a newly revised version of the Uniform Accountancy Act (UAA). "One of my key tasks this year will be getting it adopted in as many states as possible," she told the Journal. "There's an especially strong push for the UAA, a sense of urgency." The AICPA and NASBA joint implementation committee will concentrate first on states with the most CPAs. "The majority of CPAs--if not most states--should be working under the UAA within two years," she said. "I believe CPAs around the country generally accept the UAA." She predicted some states would adopt certain provisions, such as substantial equivalency, early and come back to others later. "That's an especially important provision," she continued, "because it will pave the way for CPAs to form Internet practices and send work-papers by e-mail across state lines. …

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