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    Guidance Guidance

    Keeping you informed of key developments in the ever-changing financial world is our main focus.

    These resources give you access to a comprehensive set of research tools, and are located in one place to help you and your business stay up-to-date with the rules, hot topics and emerging trends of the CPA profession.


    Research and Standards

    • Essential A&A Resource Collection – An online library of authoritative information you need, from AICPA Professional Standards to PCAOB Standards and Related Rules.
    • Business and Industry Resource Center – This Center serves CPAs practicing at public and private companies.
    • Comment Letters – These letters represent the voice of the public company auditing profession.

    • Economic Crisis Resource Center – A comprehensive online resource for the CPA profession during these challenging economic times. This site has a rich array of content, including tools for minimizing the effects of a recession; webcasts on credit and financing; articles on strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting; and CPE courses on fraud detection and maintaining the public trust.
    • Ethics Hotline – The Professional Ethics Division educates members and responds to inquiries about applying the Code to specific practice areas.
    • Financial Literacy – CPAs have joined forces to help improve Americans’ financial understanding through the 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy effort and Feed the Pig™, a national public service advertising campaign in partnership with The Ad Council. Free resources are available to members who wish to participate.
    • Financial Management Center – The Center serves CPAs in business, industry and government, and provides financial managers and executives with cutting-edge tools and information.
    • Government Resource Center – This Center serves CPAs practicing at the federal, state and local levels of government.
    • IFRS.com – Developed by the AICPA, in partnership with its marketing and technology subsidiary CPA.com, IFRS.com provides resources for accounting professionals, auditors, financial managers and other users of financial statements.
    • Not-for-Profit Resource Center – This Center serves CPAs practicing at not-for-profit organizations.
    • Research – Access standards, AICPA whitepapers and briefs and information on hot topics in this new research area of aicpa.org. Get the latest news on enhanced business reporting, private company financial reporting, Sarbanes-Oxley, XBRL and more.
    • Technical Hotline – A non-authoritative resource for advice on accounting, auditing, and attestation and SSARS standards.
    • Technical Speakers Bureau – The CAQ’s executive director and other staff speak at events and conferences, including those held by NASBA, the AICPA and ACFE.


    Resources to Promote Audit Quality

    • Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC) – Serves as a comprehensive resource to keep your firm up-to-date in this field and support your firm in the performance of your governmental audits.
    • Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC) – Gives your firm access to resources designed to enhance your employee benefit plan audit quality and will assist your firm in applying audit best practices.
    • Center for Audit Quality (CAQ) – Serves as a comprehensive resource for member firms, supporting their public company audit practices, and offering a vital forum for addressing issues affecting the accounting profession.



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