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A Perspective on the Clash of Ethics & Academic Entry

The recent college-entry scandal implicating dozens of affluent parents, top league school recruiters and coaches, and educational testing proctors once again shines a light on the unfortunate direction ethics has taken in this country. The apparent ease in which multimillions of dollars were illegally paid by and to individuals who, in many instances, are considered […]

Board Spotlight – Coalter Baker, CPA

Coalter Baker was born and raised in Austin, TX, and graduated with a degree in accounting from the University of Texas. Since then, Baker has had a very full career and says he has no regrets about the career path he has taken. “It is so much more than numbers. This is a learned profession […]

Janessa Harkley – Alumni Spotlight

Janessa Harkley, a campus recruiter for Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP (DHG), is an alumna of the StudentCPT program and this month’s Alumni Spotlight. Currently at DHG, Harkley attracts top talent on various campuses and leads campus recruiting efforts for offices in Florida, specifically Jacksonville and Tampa, in hiring entry-level audit associates, tax associates and interns. […]

A Donor’s Social Return on Investment

Ethics Matters January 2019 During the start of a new year, you may take time to look closely at your personal return on investments, like the value of your home or your retirement plan. Do you ever wonder about your return on donations? As a NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) donor, not only […]


Ethics Matters January 2019 Leaders are recognized for various things. Many receive acknowledgement for their work, awards for their success, and rewards for their achievements. A friend of mine is an example of a leader who has received accolades for all of the above, and more. However, in a recent conversation, he shared with me […]

The CPT Welcomes Donald H. Burkett as Chairman

Ethics Matters January 2019 The NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) is proud to announce Donald H. Burkett, CPA, as the new CPT Board chairman. Burkett is the former president and current vice president of Burkett, Burkett & Burkett, CPAs, PC, of Columbia, SC. He served as NASBA Board chairman, from 2015-2016, and experienced […]

How to Ensure Your Employees Feel Heard

We have all heard about the suggestion boxes, located at offices across the country. They are typically positioned in a corner and encourage employees to leave a note with their feedback on any given topic related to their workplace. Recently, I have read a few articles that claim the suggestion box is outdated and inefficient. […]

Cynthia Cooper Shares Her Amazing Story at NASBA Annual Meeting

Ethics Matters December 2018 The NASBA Center for the Public Trust (CPT) hosted a free CPE workshop for NASBA Annual Meeting attendees in Scottsdale, AZ. Cynthia Cooper, CEO of The CopperGroup LLC and whistleblower in the WorldCom scandal, led a two-hour workshop titled Ethical Leadership for the 21st Century. Cooper gave insight to the fall […]

NASBA CPT Board Chairman Honored with Award (December)

Ethics Matters December 2018 NASBA CPT Board Chairman and former NASBA CEO, David Costello, was honored with the CPT Chairman’s Award at the 111th NASBA Annual Meeting. Costello founded the NASBA CPT in 2005. He is the current chairman and will serve as a Life Time member of the NASBA CPT Board of Directors. The […]