Mission

The mission of the Center for Excellence in Financial Reporting (CEFR) is to encourage continuous improvements in financial reporting for the benefit of the investing public. Founded in 2014 by former FASB chairman Leslie F. Seidman, now directed by Dr Steven Mezzio, CPA, The Center stimulates discussion about current issues in financial reporting - in the broadest sense of the term. The Center stimulates discussion about current issues in financial reporting - in the broadest sense of the term - through conferences and other gatherings, as well as other activities aimed at identifying best practices and promoting enhancements in reporting. The Center provides commentary and analysis on financial reporting matters, with the goal of identifying ways to meet investor needs in a cost-effective manner.