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Boards Appointed by Governor
There are several state boards with open positions that would benefit from having CPAs or accountants serving on them. Please consider applying for one of these today!
Elementary & Secondary School Finance Authority
Term: 4 Years/Limit 3 – Meets: As Needed
The purpose of the Authority shall be to assist private institutions in the constructing, financing, and refinancing of projects. The act creating this Authority gives the same opportunity to private elementary and secondary schools to issue tax-exempt bonds for financing or refinancing projects, which currently exists under the Nebraska Educational Finance Authority Act for postsecondary education.
Nebraska Educational, Health, Cultural & Social Services Facilities Authority
Term: 4 Years/Limit 2 full terms – Meets: 3-4 Times/Year
The board shall consist of seven members, not more than four can be of the same political party. At least one member shall be a trustee, director, officer, or employee of a private institution. There shall also be at least one member from each of these areas with experience and knowledge in the field of finance, educational building construction, public accounting, private health care institution, and private social services institution.
The Nebraska Educational, Health, Cultural &Social Services Finance Authority assists Nebraska's private colleges and universities, private health care institutes, and private social services institutions build, finance and refinance projects; improvement, equipment, administers and operates the Nebraska Health Education Assistance Loan Program.
Auditors: AICPA Government Audit Quality Center Needs Your Feedback
Due to the historic amount of federal pandemic funding, the AICPA Government Audit Quality Center (GAQC) is gathering auditor feedback on how it can best support you. If you have clients that have received federal pandemic funding subject to single audit, please take this short survey by Sept. 23, 2022. Your feedback will help the GAQC continue to develop resources.
U.S. Congress - Federal Legislation
- H.R. 3855, Accounting STEM Pursuit Act
The bill establishes the accounting profession as a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) career pathway and supports long-standing efforts to create more diversity in the future accounting workforce.
Click here to read letters to Congress.
Nebraska Legislature - Interim Study Resolutions
Interim study resolutions are introduced by state senators and committees in order to examine public policy issues in-depth during the interim.
- LR116: Interim Study to Review the Credentialing Requirements in the Public Accountancy Act in Furtherance of the Purposes of the Occupational Board Reform Act
The Banking, Commerce, and Insurance Committee of the Legislature will conduct an interim study to carry out the purposes of this resolution. The committee will make a report of its findings, together with its recommendations, to the Legislative Council or Legislature.
Click here to send comments online for LR116.
- LR178: Interim Study to Solicit Input From Nebraskans Regarding Funds From the Federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
The purpose of this interim study is to solicit input from Nebraskans into how funds from the federal American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Public Law 117-2, would best be utilized and which funds the State of Nebraska should apply for. Nebraska will receive significant dollars from the federal government to help Nebraska recover from the impact of COVID-19 on the economy, public health, education, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses. Public input will include, but not be limited to, experts in the public and private sectors, the Governor, state agencies, governmental subdivisions, and the general public.
Click here to send comments online for LR178.
- LR179: Interim Study to Examine Funding Mechanisms in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021
The purpose of this resolution is to study the funding mechanisms in the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021, Public Law 117-2, that are available to provide services and benefits to the people of the State of Nebraska.
Click here to send comments online for LR179.
- Click here for a complete list of the Nebraska Legislature's Interim Studies.
The AICPA issues a variety of exposure drafts to solicit input on its standards-setting activities that include the areas of:
- Auditing & Attestation
- Preparation, Compilation & Review
- Peer Review
- Personal Financial Planning
- Professional Ethics