Getting to Know: John ("Jack") Dailey, Jr., CPE Committee Chair

January 2014

NASBA’s Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Committee serves a critical role in the arena of continuing education for CPAs because of the Committee’s oversight of the Statement on Standards for CPE Programs (Standards), which is published jointly by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and NASBA to provide a framework for the development, presentation, measurement and reporting of CPE programs.

A full review of the Standards officially began this month, and the CPE Committee is also working to develop and promote uniform rules and requirements for CPE among the jurisdictions. With so much activity in the upcoming year, the Committee is thrilled to welcome John (“Jack”) Dailey, Jr., CPA, as its 2013-14 Committee Chair.Jack Dailey

Jack said serving as Chair of the CPE Committee is a natural fit for him.

“When [NASBA Chair] Carlos Johnson asked of my interest in this area, I told him that CPE was the first committee on the NJSCPA level that I belonged to back in 1978, and I am still on what is today the New Jersey Education Foundation Executive Committee,” said Jack.

Because he thinks the landscape of CPE is going to continue to change in the next decade, Jack said he believes there will be a greater emphasis on electronic/web education and less of the traditional face-to-face CPE.

“This will require a change in management of CPE, as well as a reallocation of resources by CPE providers,” said Jack. “For sure, this will also affect the Standards.”

He also said standards relative to the maintenance of the integrity of electronic/web education is certainly an area that should be a continuing concern and needs to be addressed during the current review of the Standards.

Jack’s knowledge and experience gained through years of serving the accounting profession are going to be a huge asset to the CPE Committee. He was recently appointed to NASBA’s Board of Directors as the Northeast Regional Director, and was elected President of the New Jersey State Board of Accountancy in April 2013.

Jack has been a partner of Bowman & Company LLP for 30 years, currently serves as his firm’s Ethics Compliance Officer, and has authored articles that have been published in several professional journals. He is also one of the primary speakers for the New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJSCPA) state-specific Law and Ethics course.

Among his many professional accomplishments, Jack served a term as President of the NJSCPA (2002-2003). In addition, he served the NJSCPA as a member of the Executive Committee for five years, and as Vice President, Treasurer and as a member of the Board of Trustees. In December 2009, he was awarded the Society’s Distinguished Service Award for “exceeding expectations and setting the standard of excellence for others to follow.”

In his community, Jack was one of the founders of the Voorhees Business Association, serving as Chairman from 1989 to 1993, and currently serves as Chairman of the Finance Committee of St. Simon Stock Parish in Berlin, NJ. He and his wife, Mary, have two children, Megan and John.

The CPE Committee looks forward to a productive year with Jack at the helm. To see a list of participating Committee members, please visit the CPE Committee page in the Committees section of NASBA.org.

 

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