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The Journal of Accountancy podcast discusses the key issues facing the accounting profession.

Nov 2, 2023

When will the SEC’s proposed rule on climate disclosures become final? And what effect will new legislation in California have on companies across the country? Those questions and more are topics of this episode of the JofA podcast.

Ami Beers, CPA, CGMA, senior director–Assurance & Advisory Innovation at the AICPA, discusses the latest news on multiple regulatory and reporting fronts. She also previews a December virtual conference. and discusses the AICPA a summary resource document, created in response to recently signed laws in California.

Beers also discusses SEC rules that are not climate-related, such as ones focusing on human capital and board diversity.

What you'll learn from this episode:

  • The nationwide impact of new climate-related legislation in California on public and private companies.
  • Where the SEC stands on its proposed climate rule, and the SEC’s plans related to the “S” and “G” in ESG.
  • The key role CPAs are positioned play in the rapidly evolving ESG reporting environment.
  • How accounting professionals can benefit from the AICPA & CIMA ESG & Sustainability Conference in December.