Elkridge, MD. May 26, 2010 – Global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation (GP), the operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, has received accreditation from the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) to offer a live class nationwide entitled “Introduction to Climate Change and Carbon Accounting”.
Accreditation by NASBA is one of the principal means by which Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) in the U.S. can receive bona fide credits for their required Continuing Professional Education (CPE). The course is a one-day 8 credit CPE class and is an opportunity for CPAs to understand the brand-new U.S. market in carbon accounting that will affect virtually every business’s financial statements in the near term and into the future. Additional classes in climate change as it relates to corporate governance are also being developed and, once approved by NASBA, will be offered on an ongoing basis.
“As the requirement for accountancy has grown to encompass carbon accounting, there is a need to understand how emissions may be verified with sufficient rigor to stand with financial statements. We intend to provide CPAs with this competency and capability to meet the increasing demand from employers for this skill set” says Mark Miller from GP’s Future Perfect division.
CPAs are increasingly attending these workshops both in the UK and the US (California) as carbon accounting is becoming mandatory within organizations across the globe. As this competence expands and carbon accounting comes to the forefront, many CPAs are adding this to their list of capabilities.
Delivery of the program is undertaken by Future Perfect, a division of General Physics which helps organizations broaden their management focus from a short term financial view to a longer term perspective that includes sustainable business practices. These can specifically address non-financial issues that affect the financial stability and future performance of a company. Future Perfect has extensive experience providing carbon accounting assistance to clients in the UK and California, which uniquely qualifies them to deliver this program.
To find out more about this course and other climate change and carbon accounting courses visit www.gpsustainability.com.
GP is the principal operating subsidiary of GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX). GP is a global performance improvement solutions provider of sales and technical training, e-Learning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. GP’s solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services, customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers. Additional information may be found at http://www.gpworldwide.com.
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