Disappointed With JofA News

BY C. EUGENE STURGEON

I have looked forward to the JofA news in the last few months because of the unprecedented events challenging our profession. Yet I see very little news or commentary in the magazine.

Isn’t it reasonable to expect the JofA to publish comments about the most important events in the history of our profession? Isn’t some news to be expected about the conviction of Andersen for obstruction of justice and the demise of a premier firm?

Is a brief quote by the president and CEO in the Highlights section all we can get in these difficult times? Is the most important item for News Digest a survey tracking the popularity of traditional office holiday parties?

In these times is the job of JofA “business as usual”? Does this mean I should have no concern about my unfunded pension?

C. Eugene Sturgeon, CPA
(retired)
Abingdon, Virginia

SPONSORED REPORT

2019 State of Financial Reporting Survey

We surveyed nearly 600 finance and accounting professionals on their month-end close and reporting processes. See the results.

VIDEO

What RPA is and how it works

Robotic process automation is like an Excel macro that can work on multiple applications, says Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA. RPA can complete routine, repetitive tasks such as data entry, freeing up employee time from lower-level chores.