AICPA Testimony to ERISA Advisory Council on Outsourcing Flags Trouble Spots, Recommends Best Practices
The CPA Advocate: September, 2014. The testimony identified trends auditors are seeing in the outsourcing of employee benefit plan services, noted problems related to monitoring service providers and recommended best practices for selecting and monitoring service providers that affect the plan’s financial reporting
Published on September 24, 2014
March 2005 Comments on Governance
Provided are proposed comments and suggestions from the AICPA in response to concerns for reform and best practices for NPOs including but not limited to: audit thresholds, availability of financial information, auditor rotation, CEO/CFO Certification, etc. Submitted on March 1, 2005, these comments and suggestions are...
Published on November 06, 2012
The CPA Advocate - Archived Articles 2014
Find 2014 archived articles from the AICPA's advocacy newsletter, The CPA Advocate.
Published on October 21, 2014
AICPA Expert Panel Discusses Pension Standards Implementation with GASB
The CPA Advocate: September, 2013. AICPA's State and Local Government Expert Panel flagged accounting and auditing issues it thinks will arise as two new GASB pension standards are implemented.
Published on September 05, 2013
Arizona Society of CPAs and CPA Lawmaker Secure Auditor Rotation Victory
The CPA Advocate: June, 2012. The AICPA congratulated the Arizona Society of CPAs and Arizona CPA lawmaker Senator Richard Crandall on their successful repeal of a provision passed in 2011 that would have required charter schools to change auditors every six years.
Published on June 14, 2012
AICPA Participates in Congressional Roundtable to Explore How to Improve Medicare Audits
The CPA Advocate: July, 2014. Steve Stang, a CPA from North Carolina, testified at a Senate Special Committee on Aging roundtable that increasing the number of Medicare audits "will likely not significantly lower the rate of improper payment errors."
Published on July 29, 2014
AICPA Chairman Speaks at NASBA Annual Meeting
AICPA Chairman Bill Balhoff, CPA, CGMA, CFF told attendees that working together and with others NASBA and the AICPA have helped advance the accounting profession while protecting the public interest.
Published on November 26, 2013
History of CPA Mobility
AICPA information page on the history of CPA mobility.
Published on October 16, 2014
AICPA Meets with FASB about Uniqueness of Employee Benefit Plan Financial Statements
The CPA Advocate: January, 2014. AICPA employee benefit plan panels are discussing with FASB how the Board can best incorporate the consideration of employee benefit plans into its standard-setting process
Published on January 30, 2014
AICPA Opposes PCAOBs Mandatory Audit Firm Rotation Proposal
The AICPA recently told the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board its Concept Release on Auditor Independence and Audit Firm Rotation, which would require mandatory audit firm rotation, is not likely to achieve the goals the PCAOB intends.
Published on January 09, 2012