Long Island University is proud to announce that Professor Jeffrey R. Hoops has become chairperson of the Board of Examiners for the Uniform Certified Public Accountants Examination. The CPA Exam protects the public interest by helping to ensure that only qualified individuals become licensed as U.S. Certified Public Accountants (CPAs).
The BOE is a volunteer group of CPAs, Ph.D.s and MBAs who oversee the development, delivery and scoring of the CPA Exam, which is delivered in all 50 states and several foreign jurisdictions. At any given time, roughly 100,000 candidates are in the process of taking the Exam, and about 25,000 pass each year.
“I’m honored to have been chosen to lead this prestigious group of professionals,” said Professor Hoops. “The CPA Exam is vital to the accounting profession. I’m looking forward to beginning my two-year term.”
Professor Hoops is a retired partner at Ernst & Young LLP, which he first joined in 1974. In 2005, he became EY’s first Ethics and Compliance Officer for the Americas as well as the Chief Privacy Officer. He’s currently a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and a former member of its Board of Directors. He is also a past president of the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants, Inc., and a former member of the New York State Board of Public Accountancy.
He earned his Bachelor of Business Administration-Public Accounting at Hofstra University and his Masters in Taxation at Long Island University. He is a licensed CPA in New York State.
A full-time faculty member at LIU Post since 2013, he teaches tax and accounting courses at the undergraduate and graduate level in the School of Professional Accountancy. He’s the recipient of the New York State Society of CPAs Distinguished Service Award as well as the LIU-Post School of Professional Accountancy Outstanding Alumni Award.
Founded in 1974, the LIU School of Professional Accountancy, accredited by AACSB, is the first school for professional accountancy in the nation.