Can This Man Polish Accountants' Image?

William Ezzell discusses his efforts as the AICPA's restoration chairman: We have been working hard to have deeper skepticism

William Ezzell took over as chairman of the American Institute of CPAs last October in the midst of the biggest public-relations crisis the industry has ever faced. Accounting scandals at Enron and WorldCom and the subsequent demise of Arthur Andersen cast the profession in a horrible light and destroyed morale among its ranks.

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