The former chief accountant of the Securities and Exchange Commission said that the accounting profession must stand strong in advocating for more transparent financial disclosure and serve as a model for the rest of the world

Speaking at the New York State Society of CPA's 109th Annual Election Meeting and Dinner, Donald Nicolaisen shared stories of former SEC Chairman William Donaldson cajoling him to join the agency, anecdotes from his weekly commute from New Jersey down to the nation's capital, and of the importance of his work with the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board to implement the Sarbanes-Oxley Act.

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