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Four appointed to AECC; statement issued.

Four new appointments were made to the Accounting Education Change Commission (AECC), according to Arthur R. Wyatt, president of the American Accounting Association (AAA).

The new appointments are: Penelope A. Flugger, senior vice-president and auditor, J.P. Morgan & Company; Gerhard G. Mueller, senior associate dean for the School of Business and professor of accounting, University of Washington, Seattle; G. Peter Wilson, associate professor, Graduate School of Business Administration, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts; and Robert E. Witt, dean of the College and Graduate School of Business Administration, the University of Texas, Austin.

The AECC was established by the AAA and is funded by the six largest U.S. public accounting firms. Its objective is to improve accountants' academic preparation so they possess the skills required for success in the profession.

The AECC also issued position Statement no. 2, The First Course in Accounting. The statement gives specific guidance on developing the first two-semester accounting course. It sets forth the commission's views on the importance and objectives of the first accounting course and describes students' learning accomplishments in completing the first year of accounting study.


The XIV World Congress of Accountants will be held in Washington, D.C., on October 11-14, 1992. Registration entitles the registrant and accompanying guest(s) to

* Plenary and concurrent sessions.

* Reception at the Smithsonian Institution.

* Business luncheons.

* Accounting business show.

* Tours.

* Evening entertainment featuring Maureen McGovern.

For details, write or call AICPA Meetings and Travel Services

Harborside Financial Center 201 Plaza III Jersey City, N.J. 07311-3881 Telephone: (201) 938-3232 Fax: (201) 938-3329; or

The XIV World Congress of Accountants/ITS Registration and Housing Office 104 Wilmot Road P.O. Box 825 Deerfield, Illinois 60015-0825 Telephone: (708) 940-2100 Telex: 255285 Telefax: (708) 940-2386
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Title Annotation:Accounting Education Change Commission
Publication:Journal of Accountancy
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Oct 1, 1992
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