A lot needs changing, but they decided not to say much on it, is my conclusion after reading the report of the Task Force on the Role and Responsibilities of Council appointed by AICPA Chair William Ezzell. The 13-page report may be found at www.aicpa.org/download/members/Report_Task_Force.pdf.

I first became aware that it was out when I received an AICPA press release that paraphrased the 14 recommendations. I read it two or three times, because the recommendations seemed to be all over the place and I was having difficulty concluding what the Task Force was ultimately saying. They didn't read as a cohesive unit and appeared to have no real unifying thread--and some even seemed to conflict.

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