Virginia Board of Accountancy Holds Fall Meeting at JMU


The College of Business (CoB) hosted the Virginia Board of Accountancy’s (VBOA) fall meeting which accommodated over 350 students, along with faculty from the CoB School of Accounting.

The Virginia Board of Accountancy mission is to protect the citizens of Virginia through regulatory programs and licensing of CPAs and CPA firms in Virginia. As it was VBOA’s first visit to JMU, the students in attendance were encouraged to engage with the other participants.

The all-day meeting featured several topics of relevance to the students. One of the main discussions centered on the impact the planned CPA exam changes will have on accounting education. There were also presentations from Dr. Timothy Louwers, the Director of the School of Accounting and Colleen Conrad, the Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

Students came away with a better understanding of how the VBOA operates from their first-hand experience. Stephanie Sanders, CPA and Board Chair, answered many questions and clarified proceedings while other board members spoke to the students during the breaks. The participation was invaluable to the accounting students and the VBOA hopes to return sometime in 2016.

Published: Monday, December 7, 2015

Last Updated: Wednesday, June 8, 2016

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