AICPA Mission Statement
BL Section 911
AICPA Mission Statement fn *
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is the national professional organization for all Certified Public Accountants. Its mission is to provide members with the resources, information, and leadership that enable them to provide valuable services in the highest professional manner to benefit the public as well as employers and clients.
In fulfilling its mission, the AICPA works with state CPA organizations and gives priority to those areas where public reliance on CPA skills is most significant.
To achieve its mission, the Institute:
- Serves as the national representative of CPAs before governments, regulatory bodies and other organizations in protecting and promoting members' interests.
Certification and Licensing
- Seeks the highest possible level of uniform certification and licensing standards and promotes and protects the CPA designation.
- Promotes public awareness and confidence in the integrity, objectivity, competence, and professionalism of CPAs and monitors the needs and views of CPAs.
Recruiting and Education
- Encourages highly qualified individuals to become CPAs and supports the development and outstanding academic programs.
Standards and Performance
- Establishes professional standards; assists members in continually improving their professional conduct, performance, and expertise; and monitors such performance to enforce current standards and requirements.
fn * Note: The Mission Statement, developed in 1986 by the Mission of AICPA Special Committee, was revised by the Strategic Planning Committee and approved by Council in May 1991. The Strategic Objectives were revised in November 1993 and again in November 1995.