Wednesday, December 08, 2010

[231] Annual Accounting CPE Day Set for Dec. 9 at MTSU

Release date: Dec. 8, 2010

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Annual Accounting CPE Day Set for Dec. 9 at MTSU

(MURFREESBORO) — The second Department of Accounting Continuing Professional Education Day at MTSU will be held Thursday, Dec. 9, from 7:30 a.m. to 4:50 p.m. in the Business and Aerospace Building’s State Farm Lecture Hall. Seminars during the conference include presentations by Department of Accounting faculty on accounting and financial reporting, auditing, taxation and ethics. Participants can earn up to eight hours of CPE credit. The cost is $150, which includes all seminars, materials and lunch.
 The sessions include:
• “Legality of Accounting Topics,” Dr. Sandy Benson, assistant professor of business law;
• “Ethics,” Dr. E. James Burton, dean of the Jennings A. Jones College of Business;
• “Tennessee Ethics,” Mark Crocker, executive director of the Tennessee Board of Accountancy;
• “Constitutionality of SOX (Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002),“ Dr. Lara Daniel, business-law professor;
• “International Financial Reporting Standards,” Dr. Jeannie Harrington, associate professor of accounting;
• “Accounting for Gift Cards,” Dr. Charlie C. Kile, associate professor of accounting;
• “Additional Issues in Taxation,” Dr. Tim Koski, accounting professor;
• “Audit Update,” Bill Mooningham, a retired partner from Ernst & Young and an accounting instructor;
• “Government Accounting Standards Board Update,“ Dr. G. Robert “Smitty” Smith Jr., interim chair of the Department of Accounting; and
• “Financial Accounting Standards Board Update,” Dr. Paula Thomas, professor of accounting.
To register or get more information, visit the Department of Accounting website at or call 615-898-5306.


Founded in 1911, Middle Tennessee State University is a Tennessee Board of Regents institution located in Murfreesboro and is the state’s largest public undergraduate institution. MTSU now boasts one of the nation’s first master’s degree programs in horse science, and the Council of Graduate Schools in Washington, D.C., acclaims MTSU’s Master of Science in Professional Science degree — the only one in Tennessee — as a model program. This fall, MTSU unveiled three new doctoral degrees in the sciences.

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