AICPA Issues Advisory to Employee Benefit Plan Sponsors
New advisory provides plan sponsors, administrators and trustees with an understanding of the importance of hiring a quality auditor to perform employee benefit plan financial statement audits, as well as information to help select a quality auditor.
Published on December 03, 2014
AICPA Diversity Tools Highlighted in Accounting Today Feature Article
In the December issue of Accounting Today, Sean McCabe highlighted the ongoing efforts to bring more diversity and inclusion to the accounting profession.
Published on December 01, 2014
AICPA Research Cited in Compliance Week
AICPA research cited in Compliance Week article on auditing job trends.
Published on November 13, 2014
AICPA Tax Expert Expects Lame Duck Congress to Act on Extenders
Melissa Labant, director of tax advocacy for the AICPA says in The Wall Street Journal’s November 7 Tax Report that she expects lawmakers to extend tax provisions that expired at the end of 2013 and make them retroactive to the beginning of 2014.
Published on November 07, 2014
AICPA Tax Chief Tells Congress to Renew Tax Extenders Soon
Congress must renew dozens of expired tax breaks soon or risk delaying the tax-filing season.
Published on November 05, 2014
AICPA Honors Accounting Educators for Innovative Curricula
CPA Practice Advisor reported on the recent AICPA announcement of the 2014 Effective Learning Strategies Award.
Published on November 03, 2014
Accounting Group Pushes Back Against Retirement Age Scrutiny
The AICPA has pushed back against federal regulators who are again scrutinizing big accounting firms’ policies of requiring mandatory retirement ages for their partners.
Published on October 21, 2014
Leadership Academy Grads Poised to Make Impact on Profession
The AICPA recently announced the 2014 graduating class of the Leadership Academy.
Published on October 16, 2014
Business Leaders Should Rethink Approach to Value Chain
CPA Practice Advisor covers the CGMA value chain reports.
Published on October 06, 2014
Lawmakers Seek to Protect Accounting Method
More than half the House is pushing for lawmakers to preserve an accounting method currently used by many small businesses, according to a report in The Hill, a publication that covers Congress.
Published on September 11, 2014
AICPA Solicits Feedback on Next Version of CPA Exam
Stakeholders are invited to comment on the proposals in AICPA's Invitation to Comment, all of which address AICPA’s initial research finding, by the deadline of December 2nd.
Published on September 02, 2014
Crazy for Cash The profession speaks out in favor of cash accounting
Accounting Today: Recent legislative proposals have accountants stepping up to make clear which accounting method they prefer -- and it's cash, by a long shot.
Published on September 01, 2014
US Investors Renew Call for Audit Partner Disclosure
The Accountant, a UK publication, reported on the Council of Institutional Investors’ (CII) request that the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) include an engagement partner disclosure requirement in the scope of the PCAOB's policy standards agenda.
Published on August 27, 2014
Employee Plan Audits Among Focus Areas Of AICPA Quality Enhancement Initiative
Employee benefit plan audits are one of the focus areas of a push by the American Institute of CPAs to find ways to improve private entity audit quality, BNA’s Pension & Benefits Daily reported
Published on August 13, 2014
Senators Object to Raising Cash from Small Business for Tax Reform
In a letter to the Senate Finance Committee they said that small businesses shouldn’t be forced to change their accounting methods to raise revenue for broader tax reform.
Published on August 12, 2014