Media Advisory 03-05-12


FASB to Host March 12 Video Webcast, 2012 Chairman’s Outlook on the FASB, with Leslie F. Seidman

Norwalk, CT, March 5, 2012—Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) Chairman Leslie F. Seidman will discuss the Board’s priorities for 2012 during a live, hour-long video webcast at 11:30 a.m. EDT on Monday, March 12. The webcast, 2012 Chairman’s Outlook on the FASB, will feature a discussion of several agenda projects, including nonprofit accounting and private company initiatives.

The webcast will be moderated by Robert W. Stewart, vice president of communications for the Financial Accounting Foundation. Viewers will have the opportunity to submit questions by email during the live webcast.

The webcast will be streamed live on the “Live Webcast” page (where regularly scheduled FASB meetings are shown), located at The page will also include an email address where viewers can submit questions to the FASB chairman during the live webcast. An archived webcast will be posted a few days after the event.

No registration is necessary to view the webcast. CPE credit will not be offered for this webcast.

About the Financial Accounting Standards Board

Since 1973, the Financial Accounting Standards Board has been the designated organization in the private sector for establishing standards of financial accounting and reporting. Those standards govern the preparation of financial reports and are officially recognized as authoritative by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Such standards are essential to the efficient functioning of the economy because investors, creditors, auditors, and others rely on credible, transparent, and comparable financial information. For more information about the FASB, visit our website at