Rule changes proposed …

Various rule changes are being advanced by the Accountancy Board, including:

·   making the CPE requirements the same for public and private CPAs, starting with the 3-year period that ends June 2022

·   including ethics content

·   allowing some level of work when in retired status, and specify an age of 60, and requiring use of the term “retired”

·   raising fee authorizations, but with no actual fee increases included

Details about the rules, hearings, sharing comments, etc. are available at, or 800-532-5904.

There are various steps in the rule change process, including the public hearings held in Grand Forks and Bismarck. Attendance was light at the hearings, but the Society submitted a letter addressing member sentiments.

The next step in the process is approval by the Attorney General (AG), after which materials go to the Legislative Council. The Administrative Rules Committee will address the changes in a future meeting, at which the Board of Accountancy will be on hand to respond to inquiries, and the public may also share comments. The rules aren’t yet on an agenda, but the Rule Committee schedule is found at CLICK.  

December PCPS Tool
A CPA's Introduction to Cybersecurity

It seems like cybersecurity is in the news daily. The CPA's Introduction to Cybersecurity, one component of the PCPS Exploring Cybersecurity toolkit, looks at risks CPA firms and their clients face along with developing opportunities around cybersecurity.

This PCPS CPA’s Introduction to Cybersecurity is an example of the insights and resources PCPS delivers.  PCPS is an add-on firm membership section within the AICPA.  A PCPS firm membership at only $35 per CPA, up to a max of $700 per firm, is a great investment for a broad range of practice management resources.  Find out if you are already a PCPS member or take a quick tour to learn more.

North Dakota Jump$tart

The North Dakota Jump$tart Coalition is proud to offer two scholarship opportunities for North Dakota educators to attend the National Educator Conference sponsored by the National Jump$tart Coalition for Personal Financial Literacy, to be held in Washington, DC,  November 3-5, 2017.

This is a unique opportunity to learn about new tools, resources and information for teaching personal finance in the classroom.  Other benefits include nationally recognized speakers, a variety of workshops and networking opportunities for teachers!

Additional information about the conference can be found at and

This Weeks Podcast by Nichols Patrick CPE, Inc

AICPA/AACSB Practitioner Engagement Program

The AICPA is working with the AACSB to increase CPA practitioner engagement in the accreditation process. Increasing accounting practitioner engagement in the accreditation process will add value for the university accounting program seeking accreditation/reaffirmation and ultimately for the profession. The AICPA has agreed to recruit 75 CPA volunteers for the program. Selected practitioners will be a vital part of the accreditation process and governance structure by volunteering to serve on an AACSB accounting peer review team or AACSB committee. Click here for more info.

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