In the latest turf battle to come to light between the two groups, the American Institute of CPAs and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy recently squabbled over NASBA's interest in the details of public company audit inspection reports.

In a March 2 alert sent out from the AICPA Center for Public Company Audit Firms, director Lillian Ceynowa wrote that member firms weren't required to comply with inquiries from some state boards requesting the identities of individuals and companies referred to in Public Company Accounting Oversight Board inspection reports.

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