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    The Information Management and Technology Assurance (IMTA) Division provides CPAs with a vast array of resources, tools and information about IT Assurance, Risk, Security and Privacy, Analytics, and Technology, including access to the annual Top Technology Initiatives Survey results and analyses.

    The Section offers tools to help accounting professionals build IT expertise and boost profitability.

    The Center has partnered with select vendors to offer invaluable benefits to our members.

    For CPAs who have the ability to provide business insight by leveraging IT knowledge.


    PowerPivot: A Game Changer for Excel Pivot Table Users
    In this AICPA Insights blog post, Virginia Avrutin writes as a CPA and a power Excel user, her goal in Excel is to create useful reports and analysis to meet her clients' need for information.
    2014 TTI Survey Webcast
    This webcast's goal is to help accounting professionals who are asked to solve information technology problems for current clients and prospective clients. Participants will discuss insights of the 25th annual Top Technology Initiative for 2014. Join the discussion on June 18 at 2p.m. (ET).
    IT Considerations in Financial Statement Audit Webcast
    This webcast is intended to provide an overview of the "Information Technology Considerations in Financial Statement Auditing" white paper and audit risk and implications associated with IT, the use of IT and IT controls. Join the discussion on April 30 at 2 p.m. (ET).

    In the News 

    The National Institute of Standards and Technology's (NIST) issued its Cybersecurity Framework 1.0 on Feb. 13 in response to an executive order from President Obama. The AICPA's IMTA Section filed a comment letter on executive order 13636 for cyber security.

    In Virginia Avrutin's blog post, "Data Analysis Expressions: PowerPivot's Secret Weapon", she reveals that DAX is easily the best feature of PowerPivot. Learn more about DAX now.

    Read more of IMTA news on our News & Publications webpage.

      IMTA Members Have Free Access to a Premium Online  

      Safari logoThe IMTA Division is excited to offer our members (including CITP credential holders) access to 400 titles in Safari Books Online, a comprehensive technical learning library of books and video courses. The 400 titles cover various information management and technology assurance topics including Privacy and Security, IT Risk and Assurance, Data Analytics and more.

      Find out more about Safari Books Online.

      Celebrating 25 Years of the TTI Survey

      TTI logoIn 2014, we celebrate 25 years of commitment to the IT Profession through an in-depth analysis and resources from Information Management and Technology Assurance’s (IMTA) Top Technology Initiatives Survey, a collaboration between the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA Canada). What began 25 years ago as a small gathering of CPAs discussing DOS, spreadsheets, and mainframes has transformed into a set of multi-level results designed to inform and educate accounting professionals working in every service niche and region throughout the United States and Canada. For more information, visit the Top Technology Initiatives Survey 25th Anniversary webpage.

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      The Certified in Information Technology Professional (CITP) Credential
      The Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) is a specialty designation that identifies CPAs with the unique ability to bridge between business and technology while meeting the strict requirements for a CPA license as well as additional training and experience in Emerging Trends, IT Assurance and Risk, Business Solutions, Data Analytics and Security and Privacy.

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