The EDGE- July 2013 

    Your feedback is important to us. Click here to email us your feedback.
    AICPA Young CPA Network
    The EDGE
    An e-Newsletter Dedicated to Young CPAs
    On the EDGE of Your Seat: AICPA E.D.G.E. Conference 2013
    Here’s an opportunity to connect with other young CPAs who share the same passion – and the same issues – in the accounting profession as you do. You’ll have access to leading experts in the industry, participate in primo networking, and gain up to 21 CPE credits when you attend the third annual E.D.G.E. Conference in Austin, Texas, August 7-9, 2013. Find out what the conference is all about from Conference Chair Allison Harrell, CPA.

    » Read more
    Follow us facebook twitter linkedin
    Obtaining the CGMA Designation: A Global Perspective What’s the Certified Global Management Accounting (CGMA) designation all about—and how can hit help you? Several young CPAs discuss how the CMGA provided a boost to their career, improved their knowledge, and positioned them for additional opportunities in their companies.
    » Read more
    Michele Coleman: Leadership Growth Equates to Personal Growth When Michele A. Coleman, CPA, manager of General Accounting for Doctor’s Community Hospital in Lanham, Maryland, decided to enter the AICPA 2012 Leadership Academy, she didn't know it would change her life. How did it change her life? The program had a significant impact on her career, leadership skills, and setting goals for the future.
    » Read more
    5 Tips to Attacking a Major Project Procrastinators beware! If you continually find yourself overwhelmed at the prospect of working on a time-consuming project or activity that seems to suck the life out of you, don’t despair. You’ve just been given the BIG project, but how do you start, stay on track, and finish with success? Check out these 5 tips to help you come out on top.
    » Read more
    E.D.G.E Conference
    The 4 elements of growing into your career as a CPA:
    This conference gives you the strategies and skills needed to succeed as you start out in your career. The sessions are designed to help you make the transition to manager/supervisor and include training on interpersonal and communication skills, as well as information on how to build and maintain your personal brand. You’ll receive core training on tax, accounting & auditing, and financial/estate planning. Don’t miss the conference designed to give you an EDGE on your career. Follow this link to find out more.
    » Read more
    Learn about the AICPA's game-changing FRF for SMEs accounting framework. August 7, 2–4 p.m. ET
    The FRF for SMEs™ reporting option enables CPAs to prepare streamlined, relevant financial statements for privately held small- and medium-sized entities that do not need GAAP-compliant reports. Tour the CPA toolkit and see how it will help educate clients and users of their financial statements. This webcast is a rebroadcast of previous webcast with live moderators. CPE: 2 hours.
    » Register Here
    If you have not already taken the survey, we want to hear from you. We have created a survey that asks a few simple questions. It should take less than 2 minutes. Please click here to take the survey.
    AICPA Resources
    Financial Reporting Framework for SMEs The AICPA has issued its Financial Reporting Framework for Small- and Medium-Sized Entities. The FRF for SMEs accounting framework is designed for America's small business community. It delivers financial statements that provide useful, relevant information in a simplified, consistent, cost-effective way. The FRF for SMEs framework may be used when GAAP financial statements are not required.
    Free AICPA social media user guides available It's time to use social media, the fastest growing marketing medium, to your advantage. The AICPA has developed a set of user guides to help you learn more about the professional benefits that Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and blogging offer your CPA practice. You'll find guides with steps for getting started, best practices and tips for effectively starting a conversation with clients and prospective clients on the CPA Marketing Toolkit.
    New report from AICPA and CIMA highlights skills and talents needed for success In today’s quickly changing economy, CPAs, CGMAs play an important role in helping their organizations meet strategic objectives and build sustainable business models. These individuals reach beyond the more traditional finance focus and, as a result, need to demonstrate advanced and unique capabilities to progress in their careers. Fast Track to Leadership, a new report from the AICPA and CIMA, features global interviews and round tables that capture the changing requirements in skills, experience and behaviors that will help CPAs, CGMAs to identify challenges and develop an action plan to maximize opportunities. Download the report from
    Three ethics resources for CPA, CGMAs With the importance of ethics and non-financial reporting rising on the global agenda, CGMAs are in a unique position to make an important contribution to creating a sustainable ethical operating environment. The AICPA and CIMA have developed a number of resources to assist CPA, CGMAs in guiding their organizations to long-term sustainability and success. The Ethical reflection checklist is designed to provide organizations and individuals with an overview of how well ethical practices are embedded in the business. The CGMA case study: Navigating ethical issues highlights issues related to non-disclosure at the corporate level that come to the attention of non-executive financial managers and controllers. Responding to ethical dilemmas: CGMA ethics resources provides links to resources to help CGMAs navigate ethical dilemmas and respond in a manner that upholds their professional standards.
    Visit Young CPA Network
    Play Video
    Thought Leadership Series
    Beautiful mind
    Accredited in Business Valuation® (ABV®) credential Positions you as a premier valuation services provider and increases public awareness of the CPA as the preferred business valuation professional (Learn more)
    Certified in Financial Forensics® (CFF®) credential Showcases your CPA forensic accounting expertise in bankruptcy and insolvency, computer forensic analysis, economic damages calculations, fraud prevention and valuations (Learn more)
    Certified Information Technology Professional® (CITP®) credential Demonstrates your unique ability as a CPA in providing risk assessment, fraud, internal control, audit and/or information management services within your firm or for your employer (Learn more)
    Personal Financial SpecialistSM (PFSSM) credential Demonstrates your knowledge and expertise in personal financial planning to clients and colleagues, and the CPA-exclusivity distinguishes you from other financial planners (Learn more)
    Chartered Global Management Accountant® (CGMA®) Recognizes the experience and expertise CPAs bring to organizations by helping to ensure success through their understanding of finance, budgeting, internal audit, strategic planning, operations, risk management and governance (Learn more)
    Click here to select your email, newsletter, or change your email address and preferences at any time
    Send an email to if you have any questions. Read our privacy policy.
    To unsubscribe from The Edge newsletter email click here.
    American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, 220 Leigh Farm Road, Durham, NC 27707-8110

    A A A

    Copyright © 2006-2014 American Institute of CPAs.