Media Advisory 12-17-12


FASB to Webcast Technical Forum for Continuing Professional Education Providers

Norwalk, CT, December 17, 2012—The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) will host a technical forum for commercial accounting continuing professional education (CPE) providers on Thursday, January 24, 2013, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. EST. The webcast forum can be viewed free of charge by those CPE providers who preregister in advance at

The forum will feature discussion among CPE providers, authors, instructors, and FASB members and staff about existing and proposed accounting standards of interest to these audiences. Its objective is to help providers design continuing education programs that best meet the needs of their stakeholders, including preparers and auditors of private company financial statements. Viewers of the live webcast will have the opportunity to submit questions directly to forum participants.

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