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MACPA Collaborates with IASeminars to offer IFRS Training

Monday 18 June 2012

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Maryland Association of CPAs, Inc. (MACPA) - the largest professional organization serving the needs of Maryland CPAs with a membership of nearly 10,000 - is pleased to announce that it is collaborating with IASeminars - an independent global provider of training on International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) - to jointly offer a comprehensive range of IFRS-related programs.

Following recent statements from the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), some 18,000 U.S. public companies may need to switch from Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) to IFRS when preparing future financial statements, or else they could see important changes being made to GAAP as a result of international accounting harmonization. This transition would affect up to a million preparers and users of US financial statements. Many international companies with a presence in the United States already use IFRS, which is required or permitted in more than 120 other countries around the world.

IASeminars offers over 100 different international accounting topics in some 30 cities around the world, including Abu Dhabi, Baltimore, Chicago, Johannesburg, London, New York, Sao Paulo, Toronto and Zurich, among others. By collaborating with IASeminars, the MACPA will offer its members and other key stakeholders additional professional development opportunities on a topic that is expected to attract considerable future interest.

On-Site Option:
To bring an IASeminars IFRS program to your firm or company, please contact Marybeth Drusano of MACPA at 443.632.2317 or by email at marybethd@macpa.org.

About MACPA:
The MACPA exists to help CPAs connect with each other in strategic ways, to be the organization to protect our members' interests, and to help them achieve greater success. We provide the resources and services that CPAs need to excel in their profession. Since
1901, the MACPA has been a national leader in executing as a premier professional organization. Tom Hood, our CEO, was recently named as one of the Top 25 Thought Leaders in Public Accounting by CPA Practice Advisor and a one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in the CPA Profession by Accounting Today Magazine (seventh time in
2011). We're honored that the Baltimore Business Journal and Washington Business Journal have named the MACPA as one of the top 5 largest networking organizations in Baltimore and D.C. for each of the past five years.

About IASeminars:
IASeminars is an independent global financial training company based in London, England and Washington DC, USA. Originally founded in the UK in 2002 to provide training solutions to EU companies planning for their 2005 transition to IFRS, IASeminars has since expanded to become a successful worldwide operation. In the last 10 years, more than 13,000 participants from over 130 different countries have attended an IASeminars event. IASeminars has established a strong reputation around the world by offering a particularly comprehensive and technical range of international accounting courses.

For more information, please contact:

Debbie Zizwarek, MACPA
443.632.2322 debbie@macpa.org

Zsuzsi MacPherson, IASeminars Inc.
888.430.4377 zmacpherson@iaseminars.com

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