The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, founded in 1887, is the world’s largest association representing the accounting profession, with nearly 377,000 members in 128 countries. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting; membership is also available to accounting students and CPA candidates. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, non-profit organizations and federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination.
Two associations for accounting professionals have begun international consultation on draft management accounting principles to help CFOs, CEOs and company boards of directors drive better performance at their organizations.
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Established in 1977, PCPS was initially formed in response to government's call for increased regulation of the accounting profession. For almost 30 years, PCPS has worked consistently to improve the quality of CPA...
Business executives may still be cautious about the state of the economy, but they are raising their expectations for hiring in the coming year, according to the third quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey.
As Americans deal with a smaller paycheck due to the payroll tax cut expiration, many taxpayers are concerned about their financial well-being and plan to save their tax refund or use it for day-to-day expenses.
Faced with ever changing tax laws and confusing policies, businesses sometimes overlook the items that could potentially help them save money on their tax bill. To help SMB owners, the American Institute of CPAs offers the following tips for tax time.
The American Institute of CPAs recently announced its scholarship applications for the 2013-2014 academic year are now open.
“The AICPA is committed to ensuring that qualified students can get the education they need to take advantage of the...
Olivia Kirtley, CPA, CGMA, has been elected to a two-year term as deputy president of the International Federation of Accountants (IFAC). She succeeds Warren Allen, the newly appointed president of IFAC. Kirtley is the first female Deputy President in...