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IAPA Annual International Conference: Forces Driving Change in the Accounting Profession

  • 31 October 2014
  • Author: Cari Holbrook
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IAPA Annual International Conference:  Forces Driving Change in the Accounting Profession


New York City, NY (October 31, 2014) - Steven Bankler CPA was among the more than 95 accounting firms attending IAPA’s International Conference held in New York, 26-29 October.  Steven Bankler is a member of and US International Representative on the Board of Directors for IAPA, a top 10 international association of independent accounting and business advisory firms with 210 member firms in 70 locations.

Program content included an overview of major international forces driving change for the accounting profession for the future, with a keynote presentation by Barry Melancon, AICPA President & CEO.  Mr Melancon additionally spoke on key AICPA initiatives focusing on supporting members against a background of change in the business and regulatory environment. 

Guest speakers included Mr. Fayezul Choudhury, CEO of the International Federation of Accountants, who addressed delegates on the importance of IFAC’s work for professional firms and their clients and in particular IFAC’s current work in the SME/SMP sectors.  Other speakers presented on managing risk in an accounting firm and related cyber / liability issues. 

Steven Bankler, Owner of Steven Bankler CPA said, “As the accounting profession becomes progressively borderless, we need to keep abreast of global economic developments and how these may significantly impact the way our clients do business. The first-hand updates and insights delivered by global leaders at the IAPA Conference enables our firm to keep well informed of current global thinking and any future issues that need addressing.  Additionally, the valuable international networking opportunities allow us to extend our professional reach cross-borders, ensuring that we have the necessary contacts to support our clients in almost every key business location worldwide.”

Global IAPA Chairman, Helmi Talib, commented, “Our International Conference in New York updated members on key international developments and trends in the accounting profession today.  As the profession evolves businesses are exposed to new elements of risk, and I was delighted that IAPA offered the latest thought leadership to help firms be aware of cutting-edge issues in all these areas.  Along with a strong focus on practice management: ‘How to be a world class firm’ and ‘How to attract and retain top talent within your firm’, by US experts and advisors, the IAPA International Conference was a wonderful opportunity to stimulate new ideas amongst dynamic accounting firms.”   

About Steven Bankler CPA

From tax savings and asset protection strategies, to income generating and/or cost reduction advice, our firm lives by the motto Our Job is To Put Money in Your Pocket!®  With a niche in family-owned and closely held businesses, we find proven ways to enhance and increase our clients’ bottom line. Steven Bankler CPA has been doing this for over 35 years. We approach every project and every client with the attitude that We Solve Problems®. Learn more at www.bankler.com


About IAPA

IAPA is a global association of independent accounting and business advisory firms representing the expertise of more than 210 member firms with over 300 offices in over 70 countries around the world. For more information visit: www.iapa.net or contact Louise Norbury, at l.norbury@iapa.net.

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