Wednesday, August 5, 2009
David Walker Addresses State CPA Society Staff
Last week at the 2009 American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and CPA/SEA Interchange Conference, I had the pleasure of hearing the Honorable David M. Walker, former U.S. comptroller general, speak about the desperate need for increased fiscal responsibility in the United States. Currently, Mr. Walker serves as president and CEO of the Peter G. Peterson Foundation, the mission of which is “bringing Americans together to find sensible, sustainable solutions that transcend age, party lines and ideological divides in order to achieve real results.” During his address, he spoke about five key challenges that must be addressed sooner, not later: national economic responsibility, entitlement reform, health care reform, tax reform and personal financial responsibility. I can see CPAs playing a significant role in finding solutions to these challenges.