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70th Annual Convention 2017: Accounting Section

Accounting Summary

Friday, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.
Accounting Career Resources for Instructors and Students”
Larry Stephens, Professor of Accounting, Austin Community College

Saturday, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.
“What are the Requirements for Offering a Curriculum for the CPA Exam at Community Colleges?”
Donna Hiller, Director of Qualifications, Texas State Board of Public Accountancy; and William Treacy, Executive Director, Texas State Board of Public Accountancy


Friday, February 24th, 9:30 – 10:45 a.m.

“Accounting Career Resources for Instructors and Students”

Learn about all the different resources available through the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA). TSCPA is a nonprofit, voluntary, professional organization representing Texas CPAs in public practice, business & industry, government and education. The purposes of this organization is to aid, promote, develop and advance education and research relating to the study, teaching and practice of accountancy and allied fields. TSCPA is actively involved in recruiting students to the CPA profession through mentoring programs. They also provide an annual conference for Accounting Educators to keep them informed of all the changes and available resources to both students and Educators in the Accounting profession. This presentation will help to assist Accounting students with preparing for the CPA exam as well as identifying all the other occupations available to students graduating in the accounting curriculum.

Larry Stephens, Professor of Accounting, Austin Community College

Larry StephensLarry Stephens has a B.B.A. (Accounting) from Sam Houston State University; an M.S.T. (Taxation) from the University of Texas at Arlington; a J.D. and LL.M. (Taxation) from Thomas M. Cooley Law School. Mr. Stephens has eight years teaching accounting, business law and taxation courses in higher education. Prior to that, over 20 years of corporate experience which included financial reporting, tax, budgeting, employee benefit plans, general accounting and auditing.

 


Saturday, February 25th, 10:30 – 11:45 a.m.

“What are the Requirements for Offering a Curriculum for the CPA Exam at Community Colleges?”

This presentation will focus on the Limitation of Satisfying Education Requirements at Community Colleges for the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) Examination. The Texas State Board of Accountancy established standards to be met by Texas Community Colleges offering an accounting certificate program, and that want to be reviewed and accepted by the Board. The standards are rigorous and if met will give students the assurance that Board prescribed accounting courses taken at accepted community colleges will prepare them for the CPA exam. Currently there are four Community Colleges in the state of Texas that offer approved courses that will allow students to sit for the CPA exam. This presentation will inform Accounting Educators about the requirements needed to offer state approved courses for the CPA exam at Community Colleges.

Donna Hiller, Director of Qualifications, Texas State Board of Public Accountancy; and William Treacy, Executive Director, Texas State Board of Public Accountancy

Donna HillerDonna Hiller is the Director of Qualifications for the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, where she supervises and directs the activities of the Qualifications program and staff. The department is responsible for administering the fifth-year accounting scholarship program, evaluating the eligibility of individuals to take the exam, and certifying new Texas CPAs. Ms. Hiller also serves as the liaison to the Qualifications Committee of the Board and the Scholarship Program Advisory Committee. She is actively involved in the Accountants Confidential Assistance Network (ACAN) and meets with prospective CPA candidates about background issues. Ms. Hiller brings a unique perspective to the Uniform CPA Examination process because of her work with the AICPA, NASBA, and Prometric. She also meets at Texas colleges and universities with accounting faculty members and students to address their concerns and to provide information and guidance for the CPA exam process and licensing as a Texas CPA. Ms. Hiller has served on the Governor’s Commission for Women, the Center for Public Policy Dispute Resolution at the University of Texas – School of Law, and the Austin Community College Accounting Advisory Board. She was recently nominated by the State Agency Council to the Governor’s Commission for Women as “2016 Outstanding Women in Texas Government”. Ms. Hiller is a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with degrees in English and Political Science.

William Treacy

William Treacy has been the executive director of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy since 1990. He is active in the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and serves as chairman emeritus of the U.S. International Qualifications Appraisal Board. He was also a member of NASBA’s Committee on Internationalization of the CPA Exam and the NASBA International Regulators Committee. Mr. Treacy previously served on the NASBA National Steering Committee, the AICPA/NASBA Uniform CPA Examination Task Force; the Computerization Implementation Committee; the Alternative Practice Structures Task Force; the Uniform Accountancy Act Education and Implementation Committee; the International Reciprocity Committee; the Executive Director’s Committee (five years, chairman 1996-1997); the Acceleration of Changes in the CPA Exam; the Future Licensing, Litigation, Legislation Task Force, the Ethics Committee and the Operation LEAD Task Force and he is an honorary member of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants. Mr. Treacy is the recipient of the 2009 Lorraine P. Sachs Standard of Excellence Award.

 

 

Accounting Section Co-Chairs:
Tamalla Green, Lamar State College–Port Arthur
and
Curt Langford, Texarkana College