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An Era Ends at the POB as A.A. Sommer Sommer is a surname, from the German and Danish word for the season "summer".

It may refer to:
  • Alfred Sommer (ophthalmologist) (born 1943), American academic
  • António de Sommer Champalimaud
  • Barbara Sommer (born 1948), German politician (CDU)
, Jr., Retires

A.A. Sommer, Jr., ended his tenure at the Public Oversight Board, having served as its chairman from 1986 until 1999 when he was succeeded by Charles A. Bowsher.

Over the last three decades Sommer held a variety of senior posts in which he advocated enhancements in corporate governance, private-sector standard setting for the accounting profession and self-regulation of the auditing profession.

From 1973 to 1976, Sommer served as a commissioner of the SEC and was chairman of its advisory committee on corporate disclosure. He was a member of the AICPA board of directors (1980-1984) and the FASB FASB

See: Financial Accounting Standards Board


FASB

See Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB).
 advisory council (1977-1981), as well as chairman of the National Association of Corporate Directors' commission on audit committees and chairman of the committee on corporate governance of the American Bar Association's business law section.

Sommer is counsel to Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP LLP - Lower Layer Protocol , a Washington, D.C., law firm, of which he was a partner from 1979 through 1994.

The POB, an independent, private-sector body, monitors and reports on the activities of the SEC practice section of the AICPA's division for CPA firms. This oversight helps ensure that firms auditing publicly traded companies in the United States regulate themselves adequately.

Exam Graders Sought

The AICPA needs CPAs and attorneys to help grade the May 2000 Uniform CPA Examination beginning May 18 and continuing for about six weeks.

Graders, who will be paid $15 an hour, must provide a minimum of three seven-hour days each week. They will receive 16 AICPA CPE (Customer Premises Equipment) Communications equipment that resides on the customer's premises.

CPE - Customer Premises Equipment
 credit hours for their work.

All grading is done at the AICPA Jersey City office, where the grading facilities will be open Monday through Sunday. For more information, write to AICPA, Grading Coordinator-DH-404, 201 Plaza Three, Harborside Financial Center, Jersey City, New Jersey 07311-3881; or e-mail Dharris@aicpa.org.

The Institute is also seeking graders for the future, including the November 2000 exam.
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