N. Central Chapter CPA Evolution - Proposed New CPA Exam Model

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020 @ 6:00pm 7:00pm
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The MSCPA North Central Chapter will have a CPE Event and Centennial Reception on Tuesday, January 21, 2020, in McCool Hall Room 130 on the campus of Mississippi State University in Starkville. The one-hour CPE program will begin at 6:00 p.m. MSCPA President/CEO Karen Moody, MSCPA Chairman Donna Bruce, and MSCPA Young CPA Network President Shannon Adams will be in attendance to kick off MSCPA's Centennial Celebration. Chapter members are also invited to attend a Centennial Reception and tour the new Dora Rose Herring Accountancy Suite in the Richard C. Adkerson School of Accountancy in Mississippi State's College of Business.

6:00 p.m. Speaker Presentation, CPE Credit: 1
Reception and Tour immediately following

CPE Topic: CPA Evolution - Proposed New CPA Exam Model

The CPA Evolution initiative is a joint effort of the AICPA and National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA). The initiative aims to transform the CPA licensure model to recognize the rapidly changing skills and competencies the practice of accounting requires today and will continue to require in the future. Feedback has been received from more than 2,000 stakeholders, including State Boards and the MSCPA along with other state societies, and the academic community, which emphasizes that CPA licensure should be built around a strong core of accounting, auditing, tax and technology and that while greater technological and analytical skills should be required for licensure, there are other factors disrupting the profession as well. Changes should ensure the CPA license remains fit for purpose to assure continued public protection. This session will explore the proposed model and will allow attendees to voice their feedback on the significant overhaul of the CPA exam.

Instructions for Free Parking

The MSCPA North Central Chapter CPE Event and Centennial Reception will take place in McCool Hall Room 130 located along the Drill Field. Parking is available across the street at the McCarthy Gym (216 McCarthy Gym, Mississippi State, MS 39762).

Follow Hwy 12 to Russell St
Turn left on Creelman St
Turn right into the McCarthy Gym parking lot

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Jimmy E. Burkes

Jimmy E. Burkes

Jimmy Burkes is the former Compliance/Assurance partner with Haddox Reid Eubank Betts PLLC. He currently serves the Firm as a business consultant. Jimmy has served the profession on the national, state and Society levels. He is very involved with NASBA and has served as an officer and Director-At-Large and on various committees, several of which he chaired. He was also a member of the Accounting and Review Services Committee of the AICPA as NASBA’s representative and has served as Secretary and a member of the Board of Directors of the NASBA Center for Public Trust. Jimmy was appointed to the Mississippi State Board of Public Accountancy where he completed 15 years of service and was instrumental in providing for individual licensee mobility. He has served the MSCPA as Chairman, Board member, AICPA Council Representative, and on numerous committees. Jimmy is also a recipient of the MSCPA Public Service Award. Jimmy has presented for the MSCPA on matters relating to accounting and auditing, litigation support and business valuation, and the rules and regulations of the Mississippi State Board of Accountancy. He currently speaks to various groups on current topics of interest to include the on-going activities of NASBA.