NEW YORK (Jan. 19, 2012)–Audit and accounting guides from the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants have been popular desk reference tools for decades. With many now available as eBooks, they’re perfect for CPAs and finance professionals on the go, too.
Digital versions of more than 30 of the AICPA’s top-selling titles on accounting and audit guidance and practice management strategies are available for download from the organization’s online storefront, www.cpa2biz.com/ebooks. The eBooks are easily navigable, with text that can be searched for key terms or annotated. Best of all, CPAs can assemble an entire reference library in a single, portable device.
“If you want an efficient way to stay on top of professional guidelines and practice strategies, eBooks are the answer,” said Linda Cohen, AICPA’s vice president of publications. “This is just another great example of technology helping CPAs to become better informed, more productive and—most importantly--better prepared to serve their clients.”
E-reader use has doubled in the United States since 2010, according to a Harris Interactive survey last fall. One in six Americans now use one of the devices, and an equal amount say they plan to buy one soon.
AICPA eBooks can be viewed on numerous e-reader platforms, including the iPad and iPhone, Android Tablet, Nook and Sony Reader, as well as PC and Mac laptops. The Amazon Kindle is not currently supported. Users first must download Adobe Digital Editions, a free digital rights management program, to their computer and can authorize up to six devices on which to view their purchases.
“Accessing critical information on the fly, building a stronger online presence, using technology to help clients make smarter decisions—these are all part of CPA2Biz’s mission to help smaller firms transform their businesses,” said Erik Asgeirsson, president and CEO of CPA2Biz, AICPA’s technology subsidiary. “Ebooks are the newest item in our toolkit, and we’ll be adding more in the new year.”
A FAQ is available with additional information, and the CPA2Biz site includes a list of available eBook titles. More digital versions will be added throughout the year.