Professional Issues

Professional Issues 

The issues that affect the CPA profession are as varied as the roles and responsibilities of CPAs in the marketplace.  The work we do has a significant impact on the financial markets, regulation and the economic health of large and small businesses around the world. Our work ultimately protects the public by ensuring the integrity of financial information and advocating for fair and adequate legislation.

  • Disaster Recovery
    CPAs are helping victims recover from the financial implications of a disaster.
  • Social Security
    Find out about the AICPA resources that help to keep legislators and the public aware of issues involved in the Social Security debate.
  • Tax Reform
    The AICPA has a long history of assisting lawmakers with tax policy matters. Find out about the CPA Profession's latest efforts.
  • Start Here, Go Places.
    The AICPA's site where high school students can find out about careers in accounting and read AICPA-member CPA profiles.
  • Financial Literacy
    CPAs have stepped up to assist with this nationwide problem.
  • CPA Ambassador Program
    Member volunteers help spread the word about the CPA Profession.
  • XBRL
    Its all the rage in financial reporting and it started right here at the AICPA.
  • Private Company Financial Reporting
    A blue ribbon panel on private company financial reporting submitted its recommendations to the Financial Accounting Foundation in Jan. 2011. On Oct. 4, 2011 FAF released a proposal that the AICPA does not believe will bring meaningful, lasting change.


"Emerging Issues Impacting Today's Accountants" - an article from Robert Half International

An Overview of the AICPA

An Overview of Major AICPA Programs

Specialized Interest Areas at the AICPA

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Tax Reform Issues

Overview The AICPA advocates for sound tax policy. From issuing reports to testifying before Congress, the AICPA helps the public to understand the tax implications of legislative decisions.
Published on July 15, 2016

Financial Literacy

Overview The AICPA's efforts to educate Americans and increase financial literacy are widespread. Access consumer and CPA financial literacy resources.
Published on May 04, 2016

8 tips for surviving busy season

Article The 60-hour, six-day workweeks can create a hectic office environment. But if they manage their time correctly and take steps to lower their stress levels, young CPAs can survive and even thrive during this period.
Published on February 28, 2016

Entering the Leadership Academy arena

Article A participant reflects on what she learned at the AICPA’s annual leadership event for young CPAs.
Published on February 28, 2016

How to stay healthy during the holidays

Article Working at a desk all day can take a toll on your body. Here are some simple ways to counteract the effects of too much sitting.
Published on February 28, 2016

Dos and donts for office holiday parties

Article The office holiday party can feel like a social minefield. It’s hard to know how to navigate this hybrid of work and play.
Published on February 28, 2016

How to avoid office fashion faux pas

Article Making sartorial sense of the office’s unofficial rules can be a challenge. How casual is casual Friday or business casual? Relaxed dress codes can lead to choices that negatively affect how young CPAs are viewed by peers and clients.
Published on February 28, 2016

Make 2013 a Success An Interview With Rebecca Ryan

Article Learn how to make 2013 a success.  An interview with Rebecca Ryan uncovers what motivates the next generation of CPAs.
Published on February 27, 2016

Top 7 Issues Facing Young CPAs

Article If you missed this jam-packed session at the August E.D.G.E. conference, then breathe a sigh of relief! Tom Hood, CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs, shares his insights on the issues that are top of mind for young CPA professional, with tips and techniques on how to turn these
Published on February 03, 2016

Start the New Year by Being Prepared!

Article Although none of us like to think about man-made or natural disasters, we have to face the reality that we may only have a few minutes to evacuate our apartments or homes. Being prepared is key. Here’s some advice from a CPA financial planner who can give you practical tips
Published on February 03, 2016

Professional Issues

Article The issues that affect the CPA profession are as varied as the roles and responsibilities of CPAs in the marketplace.  The work we do has a significant impact on the financial markets, regulation and th
Published on February 03, 2016

The AICPA An Overview

Overview Powering the success of global business, CPAs, CGMAs and specialty credentials by providing the most relevant knowledge, resources and advocacy, and protecting the evolving public interest.
Published on February 03, 2016

How to deal with a difficult boss

Article So, if you’re stuck with a boss who frustrates you, what can you do—aside from polish your résumé?
Published on December 16, 2014

Keeping your poker face on at work

Article Keeping your poker face on at work is not easy. The workplace often is an emotional roller coaster. Here are four ways to keep your emotions in check.
Published on July 22, 2014

4 Work Habits That Will Get You Ahead

Article Work habits, whether good or bad, can be changed so that you will feel better about your work and get ahead. Here are 4 habits that, if changed, could spell the difference between getting that much-deserved promotion or being passed over.
Published on April 14, 2014

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