Fiduciary Standard of Care
Learn about the elements needed to be deemed a fiduciary.
Published on May 17, 2013
Objectivity, Integrity and Disclosure
Under the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct, a member must maintain objectivity and integrity, shall be free of conflicts of interest, and shall not knowingly misrepresent facts
Published on March 05, 2013
Professional Standards and Ethics
Professional Standards and Ethics discusses the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct. The section also includes the full text of the Statements on Responsibilities in Personal Financial Planning Practice, a source of ethical guidance for financial planners
Published on January 12, 2008
Commissions and Referral Fees
Commissions and referral fees are important issues to consider for personal financial planners and other tax professionals.
Published on March 05, 2013
Other Regulatory Resources
In addition to the information in the PFP Practice Center on registration and compliance issues for financial advisers, consider these other useful resources.
Published on March 07, 2013
An overview of the professional responsibilities and standards associated with personal financial planning services.
Published on June 11, 2013
What is Unique About a CPA/PFS
The AICPA stands behind our members and the qualifications and expertise they bring to supporting their clients. CPA financial planners are part of a 125-year old highly regarded profession.
Published on March 20, 2013
Benefits of Becoming a CPA/PFS
The PFS credential provides both tangible and intangible benefits for CPA financial planners.
Published on June 26, 2012
CPA/PFS Credential Eligibility Requirements
Learn about the program requirements for the Personal Financial Specialist ( PFS) credential.
Published on April 26, 2013
Registration and Compliance
Investment Advisers, Investment Adviser Representatives, Broker-Dealers and Solicitors may be subject to certain SEC and state registration and compliance issues.
Published on March 06, 2013
CPA PFS Credential Frequently Asked Questions FAQ
Frequently asked questions about the Personal Financial Specialist credential including: Do I have to be a CPA and a member of the AICPA to apply? What is required to maintain the PFS Credential? Find answers to these and other common questions about the PFS credential.
Published on April 02, 2013
Its Never Too Early (or Too Late) to Specialize Is a Career in Financial Planning right for you
Good with numbers? Enjoy interacting with people? Like to have a positive impact on others? Want to own your own business and gain financial independence? A career as a CPA financial planner or Personal Financial Specialist may be right for you!
Published on September 14, 2010
Why One Firm Decided to Offer Elder Planning Services
In this article Jon Meyer, Managing Owner of OmniCare Family Resources, LLC discusses his firm's decision to offer Elder Planning services, so that other CPAs considering this specialty can learn from their experience and reap the financial and emotional rewards of running a successful Elder Planning practice.
Published on January 15, 2013
PFP Tax News
The AICPA PFP Division works with the AICPA Congressional Affairs Team to ensure that issues impacting CPA financial planners are monitored and acted upon as needed.
Published on June 14, 2013