FICPA Industry Members Participate on AICPA Panel
Three FICPA members discussed top challenges for CPAs in industry during a national conference, AICPA & CPA/SEA Interchange, in July. Karen O’Byrne, CFO/COO at Modernizing Medicine; Lahteefah Parramore, senior director, Global Consolidation and General Accounting at Brightstar Corporation; and Lindsay O’Bryan, senior financial reporting analyst at Tampa Electric Company (TECO) discussed resources and benefits industry members need and how state societies can serve them effectively.
The panelists answered questions posed by AICPA Director Paul Parks and discussed the ways in which FICPA Director of Business Development Morgan Watson encouraged their participation and involvement with the Institute. They explained how her outreach to them had deepened their knowledge of all the FICPA does on behalf of the profession.
AICPA VP-CGMA External Relations Ash Noah also participated on the panel, sharing insight he’s gained while meeting with industry members throughout the U.S. during the last five years. He and Watson have talked with FICPA leadership and staff about the challenges CPAs in industry face, as well as available FICPA and AICPA resources.