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The American Institute of CPAs is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with more than 400,000 members in 145 countries, and a history of serving the public interest since 1887. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.
The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.
This year's annual report, "Powering CPAs," highlights our membership growth and reflects on the extremely hard work of volunteer members serving on AICPA boards, committees and expert panels, and a dedicated staff.
AICPA Insights is the official blog for the AICPA. It features posts from AICPA staff on a variety of topics affecting the accounting profession, the AICPA and its members.
Providing a directory for members, Where to Turn includes contact information for various teams within the AICPA and connects members with useful resources.
365,466 Voting Members
A: 46% Public Accounting
B: 36% Management Accounting
C: 13% Retired & Miscellaneous
D: 3% Government
E: 2% Education
Evolution of a Profession
The American Institute of CPAs was formed in 1887 and celebrated its 125th anniversary in 2012. As part of the celebration, this short video reviews the history of the accounting profession from its origins 8,000 years ago to present day.
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