Prudent Practices for Investment Stewards
This handbook provides investment fiduciaries with an organized process for making informed and consistent decisions.
Published on May 17, 2013
Prudent Practices for Investment Advisors
This handbook provides investment advisors an organized process for making informed and consistent fiduciary decisions.
Published on May 17, 2013
PFP Practice Management Toolkit
Welcome to the Practice Management Toolkit brought to you by the PFP Team and PCPS! Your firm’s biggest asset is its people, and the growth of your firm depends on the quality of its organizational structure, strategic planning, and human capital. To satisfy firms' needs, we have made
Published on May 13, 2013
The CPAs Guide to Investment Advisory Business Models
As a CPA financial planner, you face a confusing array of compliance guidelines. In this guide, you will find valuable information.
Published on May 03, 2013
CPAs Guide to Technology in a PFP Practice
Because firms vary in size and business approach, the technology needs of a firm will be dictated by a wide variety of factors including the firm's business model, size, client profile and goals.
Published on April 25, 2013
The CPAs Guide to Investment Adviser Registration
The content within this guide is meant to provide you with a broad overview of the investment advisory market. CPAs who are providing personal financial services are in an optimal position to add investment advisory services to their business.
Published on March 08, 2013
Regulatory and Statutory Issues
Personal financial planning (PFP) is not regulated as a practice area in and of itself. However, because PFP involves providing advice in many diverse areas of your clients' lives, you face a daily barrage of regulatory and statutory issues.
Published on March 06, 2013
PFP Practice Guides
These useful guides present non-authoritative guidance on various PFP technical and practice management topics.
Published on February 05, 2013
Sample Engagement Letters
Engagement letters are used to establish a formal relationship with a client. This section provides you with sample engagement letters to be used for various types of financial planning engagements.
Published on January 15, 2013
Technology in a PFP Practice
Because personal financial planning firms vary greatly in size and in their business approach, it is important to understand that there is no "one size fits all" technology solution.
Published on January 11, 2013
Best Practices for Using Forefield Advisor
Forefield Advisor is a client education and communication tool that enables advisors to deliver current, concise and compliance resources to clients. Learn about best practices in this article.
Published on November 16, 2012
AICPA/Moss Adams CPA Financial Planner Practice Study
The PFP Division of AICPA and Moss Adams LLP are pleased to be conducting their first joint survey of CPA financial planning and investment advisory practices. This study will address performance and other operational characteristics in the CPA/advisory industry and will identify industry trends and practices of the most successful
Published on October 01, 2012
Investment fiduciaries include investment advisors, trustees, and investment committee members many of whom are either CPAs, or advised by CPAs. This section will discuss the importance of being a fiduciary and what steps need to be taken when you are serving in that capacity.
Published on September 20, 2012
CPA Financial Planning Practice Study
This is the first study of CPA financial planning/investment advisory practices, by Moss Adams and the AICPA. This study draws upon detailed information provided by 431 practices falling into various business models across the country. Learn More
Published on September 05, 2012
Guide to Developing and Managing a PFP Practice
A practice guide to help develop and manage a PFP Practice.
Published on June 12, 2012