In the Jan. 8-27, 2007, issue of Accounting Today, Professor Tony Tinker of Baruch College presented a commentary titled, "New York State's CPA hiring problems to worsen after 2009" (page 6). The professional and educational landscape in accountancy is rapidly changing. Sarbanes-Oxley legislation intensified the need for excellent talent in the field. Baruch College's curriculum is linked to state-regulated professional certification, and New York State will significantly increase the number of credit hours required to sit for the CPA licensing examination in 2009. This is a dramatic change in requirements, and Baruch's Stan Ross Department of Accountancy seized this opportunity to build programs that continue Baruch's historic dominance in accountancy.
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