College Park, MD - January 9, 1997 - James P. Bedingfield, chair of the Maryland Business School accounting faculty at the University of Maryland at College Park, has been appointed to the federal Cost Accounting Standards Board for a four-year term. The independent board is part of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, U.S. Office of Management and Budget. Board members update and maintain the cost accounting standards that apply to major federal contractors.
A member of Maryland's accounting faculty since 1967 and a CPA, Bedingfield is a Deloitte & Touche LLP Faculty Fellow. His areas of expertise include accounting regulations, Cost Accounting Standards, and the Federal Acquisition Regulation. He has served as a consultant to various federal agencies and private groups on these topics.
Bedingfield has published extensively in both academic and professional journals. He is the author of Accounting and Federal Regulation (Reston Publishing Company) and the co-author with Howard W. Wright (first edition) and Louis I. Rosen (current edition) of Government Contract Accounting (Federal Publications, Inc.)
A three-time graduate of the Maryland Business School, Bedingfield earned his bachelor's degree in 1966, his MBA in 1968, and his D.B.A. in 1972.
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