AICPA Expresses Criteria Concerns on DoD Proposed Attestation Requirement
The CPA Advocate: November, 2014. A working group should be assembled, the AICPA said, that includes representatives of the accounting profession to ensure that the language in the rule articulates criteria that are sufficiently objective or measurable.
Published on November 20, 2014
AICPA and NASBA Release New UAA to Protect the Public Interest States Move to Implement Attest Language
The CPA Advocate: June, 2014. The AICPA is strongly committed to working with state CPA societies, NASBA and state boards of accountancy to see definition of attest legislation passed as soon as possible in all U.S. states and jurisdictions that don’t have language similar to the new UAA language.
Published on June 24, 2014
AICPA Comments on IAASBs Proposals to Improve Auditor Reporting
The CPA Advocate: October, 2012. The AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board supported a broad-based approach to improving the transparency and relevance of financial reporting that involves financial reporting standard setters, management, and those charged with governance, as well as auditors.
Published on October 18, 2012
Federal Legislative and Regulatory Issues
This page highlights the advocacy issues in which the Congressional & Political Affairs Team is advocating on behalf of the profession, and also those issues that the team has recently followed.
Published on March 20, 2015
The AICPA generally supports the SEC’s proposed rules as a means to strengthen investor protections in the municipal securities market. The AICPA is concerned, however, because the proposed rule would require that accountants performing customary and usual accounting services would be required to register as municipal advisors.
Published on January 07, 2014
States Updating Attest Language to Protect the Public Interest
The CPA Advocate: March, 2014. An attest bill supported by the Alabama Society of CPAs was signed into law March 18 in Alabama, and bills in Indiana and Georgia are awaiting gubernatorial approval.
Published on March 31, 2014
The CPA Advocate - Archived Articles 2014
Find 2014 archived articles from the AICPA's advocacy newsletter, The CPA Advocate.
Published on January 27, 2015
SEC Adopts Rule Exempting CPA Services from Municipal Adviser Registration
The CPA Advocate: October, 2013. Many CPA services are excluded from the activities that would require registration as a municipal adviser under new rules approved by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.
Published on October 17, 2013
State CPA Policymakers Meet in Chicago to Discuss New Model Attest Definition, CPA Firm Mobility
The CPA Advocate: October, 2014. Representatives from the AICPA, state CPA societies, state boards of accountancy, and NASBA discussed updated UAA language last month in Chicago at a workshop sponsored by the AICPA.
Published on October 23, 2014
House Passes AICPA-Backed Bill to Narrow Definition of Municipal Advisor
The CPA Advocate: September, 2012. CPAs who provide "customary and usual" accounting services would be excluded from the definition of "municipal advisor" under the provisions of H.R. 2827, which is strongly supported by the AICPA.
Published on September 20, 2012