Russell Bedford International

Russell Bedford approved by NASBA as a Registered CPE Sponsor

Press Release   •   Feb 24, 2011 11:39 GMT

The Russell Bedford CPA association has been approved as a registered sponsor of Continuing Professional Education (CPE) by NASBA – the U.S. National Association of State Boards of Accountancy.

The status of Registered CPE Sponsor affirms the accounting group’s commitment to the delivery of high quality continuing professional education in compliance with the Statement of Standards for Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Programs and the program requirements of the National Registry of CPE Sponsors.

Approximately 1,700 program sponsors currently hold Registered CPE Sponsor status after demonstrating compliance with the standards approved jointly by the AICPA (American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) and NASBA. NASBA reviews applications on an ongoing basis and approves organizations to offer continuing professional education worth ‘CPE credits’ for CPAs and other licensed professionals.

Russell Bedford International’s National Registry of CPE Sponsors ID number is 111656.

For further information, contact Russell Bedford International central office on +44 20 7410 0339.  Alternatively, visit the Russell Bedford International website at www.russellbedford.com.

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Note to Editors

About Russell Bedford International

Established in 1983, Russell Bedford International is a global network of independent firms of accountants, auditors, tax advisers and business consultants.

Ranked amongst the world's leading accounting and audit networks, Russell Bedford is represented by some 460 partners, 5000 staff and 200 offices in more than 80 countries in Europe, the Americas, the Middle East, Africa and Asia-Pacific.

All Russell Bedford affiliates are well-established firms offering international business advice and services to local and multinational clients.  Most provide a full range of services comprising accounting, auditing, tax advice, general business guidance and financial consulting.  In addition, many have special expertise in particular fields, such as international taxation or information technology.

In January 2008 Russell Bedford International was named one of the first 17 full members of the IFAC Forum of Firms after reporting it had implemented a globally coordinated quality assurance programme, committed to the use of International Standards on Auditing (ISAs), and met other specific ethics requirements.

About NASBA

The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) is an umbrella group for the 55 state boards that regulate the accountancy profession in the USA and is a member of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC).

NASBA’s primary role is to act as a forum for state boards to discuss issues of common concern, encourage reciprocal recognition of the CPA qualification between states and enable state boards to speak with one voice in dealing with AICPA, the Federal Government, and other stakeholders.

Issued by:
Kempton Bedell-Harper
Marketing Director
Russell Bedford International
Russell Bedford House
250 City Road, London EC1V 2QQ
United Kingdom
T: +44 (0) 20 7410 0339
F: +44 (0) 20 7459 2337
E: info@russellbedford.com
W: www.russellbedford.com