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    AICPA to Release Results of Quarterly Economic Outlook Survey Tuesday, December 6

    Press Release The AICPA will announce the results of its most recent quarterly survey of how senior CPA business leaders feel about the U.S. economy via press release at 7:00 a.m. Eastern Standard Time, Tues., Dec. 6.
    Published on April 11, 2013

    Prominent CPA Firms and Private Companies Demand Action from the Financial Accounting Foundation

    Press Release Many private company constituents want change in the way financial statements are prepared. For far too long, requests for the creation of relevant standards to address the financial reporting needs of America’s privately held businesses have been ignored.
    Published on April 11, 2013

    Americans and their Families Need Simpler Tax Laws, AICPA Tells Congress

    Press Release Revamp America’s “incomprehensible” tax laws, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants told the tax writing panel of the House of Representatives today.
    Published on May 15, 2012

    AICPA Partners with Bank of America to Offer Banking and Credit Services Tailored to the Needs of CPAs

    Press Release The AICPA and Bank of America today announced that they have teamed up to develop banking and credit services aligned with the needs of AICPA members.
    Published on March 16, 2012

    AICPA Announces Carey Award Winners

    Press Release The American Institute of CPAs today announced ten recipients of the John L. Carey Scholarship, which are awarded annually to students with little or no previous accounting education who intend to pursue graduate accounting degrees and become CPAs.
    Published on January 05, 2012

    AICPA Joins International Accounting Bodies at Accounting for Sustainability Forum

    Press Release The American Institute of CPAs was among the international accounting bodies represented at the Accounting for Sustainability Forum in London earlier this month.
    Published on December 21, 2011

    AICPA Unveils Interactive Checklists to Ease Tax Preparation

    Press Release Tax professionals have always looked to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Tax Practice Guides and Checklists as an essential tool for ensuring high quality standards in the preparation of clients’ returns. This season, however, the package has become even more valuable with the introduction of Interactive Tax Checklists
    Published on December 20, 2011

    AICPA Survey Career Growth, Salary and Paid Time-Off Leads the List in Attracting and Retaining Top Talent in CPA Firms

    Press Release Career growth opportunities, salary and paid time-off are the key elements in attracting and retaining the best and brightest young CPAs, according the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants' 2011 Top Talent Study.
    Published on December 19, 2011

    Students from NC State University Awarded First Place in AICPA National Accounting Competition

    Press Release The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants today named students from North Carolina State University winners of a national case competition focused on a fictional Texas company looking to expand its business into the Nigerian oil fields.
    Published on December 17, 2011

    When Good Management Isnt Enough

    Press Release Is happiness a well-run CPA firm? Not necessarily, according to Troy Waugh, author of a new primer on practice leadership from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
    Published on December 13, 2011

    AICPA and Brazilian Accounting Bodies Agree on Memorandum of Understanding

    Press Release The American Institute of CPAs, the Conselho Federal de Contabilidade (“CFC”- Federal Accounting Council) and the Fundação Brasileira de Contabilidade (“FBC”-Brazilian Accounting Foundation) announced that they have agreed to a Memorandum of Understanding. The two-year agreement was signed earlier this week at the CFC offices in Brasilia.
    Published on December 09, 2011

    AICPA Supports IRS Goal of Real Time Tax System

    Press Release The American Institute of CPAs told the Internal Revenue Service today that it supports the agency’s overall objective of changing America’s tax system to one that matches tax information in real time.
    Published on December 08, 2011

    AICPA Employee Benefit Plans Accounting, Auditing and Regulatory Update Conference, Dec. 12-13

    Media Advisory Join Phyllis C. Borzi, Assistant Secretary of Labor for the Employee Benefits Security Administration, and Ian Dingwall, EBSA’s Chief Accountant, for a discussion about the latest standards and regulations governing audits of employee benefit plans, as well as insights into the effects of the struggling economy on employee benefit plans
    Published on December 08, 2011

    Business Executives Foresee Better Economy in 2012

    Press Release The outlook for the U.S. economy improved in the fourth quarter, but broad pessimism about the progress of a recovery persists, according to the fourth quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey, which polls chief financial officers, controllers and certified public accountants in executive and senior management accounting roles.
    Published on December 06, 2011

    AICPA Names Advocacy and Financial Communications Expert, Diane Helyne Zyats, as Director of Media Relations

    Press Release AICPA named Diane Helyne Zyats as director of media relations
    Published on December 05, 2011

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