The economic turmoil of the past 24 months has driven demand for new business practices, new regulations, new oversight and new solutions, newly elected AICPA Chairman Paul Stahlin said Tuesday in his inaugural address to the Institute’s governing Council. “We have been finding solutions for more than 100 years,” he said. “Integrity, objectivity, independence and the ability to make sense of a complex and changing world should guide us as we work to seize the future.”
In his remarks, Stahlin touched on many of the Institute’s major priorities for the year ahead. Stahlin is regional president of Skylands Community Bank in Chester, N.J. He is the AICPA’s third chair from outside public accounting in 12 years and the second chair from business and industry. He started his career in public accounting, spending six years at Price Waterhouse & Co., a predecessor to PricewaterhouseCoopers. In 1980 he became a corporate controller at the large regional Summit Bancorp, a move that began a career in finance.
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