Former FASB Official Urges Technology Savvy

A former FASB board member who is dean of Cornell University's Johnson Graduate School of Management validated the theory that CPAs need to be well-versed in technology in order to compete in the financial marketplace.

Robert J. Swieringa spoke to 250 accounting students earlier this week at Binghamton University and urged the population to make the most of mixing technology with traditional and specialty accounting practices.

Ironic as it may seem, the lecture is named after a man named Briloff, an acounting professor at the City University of New York, who has strong opinions somewhat contrary to Swieringa regarding CPA independence.