Similar information technology concerns may occur regardless of the business organization or entity’s location. While a large portion of our resource materials don't address specific global concerns, the technology initiatives and resources available at the AICPA do address common technology issues that CPAs and business professionals encounter for their clients, employer, or own business.
The AICPA Information Management and Technology Assurance (IMTA) Center and community offers knowledge and expertise, resources, and benefits in the following areas:
Top Technology Initiatives (TTI)
Each year, the Information Management and Technology Assurance Membership Section's Top Technology Initiatives Task Force surveys individuals working in industry, public accounting, academia, and government. The results are then compiled, ranked, and published for the AICPA community and the public at large. What originally started as a small group project has grown into an initiative voted on by AICPA IMTA Division members as well as other professional organization members.
IMTA Division Webinars
Our highly rated monthly webinars give the IMTA Division members the opportunity to learn about timely issues as well as interact with their fellow peers.
IMTA Division Podcasts
The Top Technology Initiatives Podcast Series features CPA and non-CPA technology experts discussing topics related to the Top Technology Initiatives list, and how these initiatives are likely to impact CPAs and the communities they serve.
Privacy is a risk management issue for all organizations, and many are looking to CPA firms for privacy solutions. CPAs can provide guidance to the organizations they serve by using the Generally Accepted Privacy Principles (GAPP) to help assess their privacy-related risks as well as to develop sound privacy policies and practices.
The AICPA’s Information Management and Technology Assurance Membership Section will be offering a monthly electronic newsletter to the general public that summarizes relevant business and technology news and information. Subscription members may create a widget to view from the desktop or download and view from the blackberry.
IMTA Division Associations
Capitalize on the networking potential of the AICPA’s IMTA Division by joining the IMTA Section and CITP groups on the professional networking site LinkedIn.
Joining LinkedIn groups enhances the networking benefits of the Section and CITP credential by helping you identify and reach out to fellow members. Browse community profiles and find the specialized expertise you need to complement your practice or engagement. Share your own profile and elicit advice and new opportunities. If you are not already a LinkedIn member, create a profile today. Just follow the step-by-step instructions on the LinkedIn homepage.
Information Management and Technology Assurance Section Membership
The Information Management and Technology Assurance Membership Section is a voluntary AICPA membership section for CPAs who want to hone their information technology skills and learn how to apply new technologies to expand their portfolio of services, increase their efficiency and maximize their profit. IMTA members have access to an impressive array of resources to help them as they strive to implement new technologies that more efficiently serve their clients and maintain their competitive advantage.
Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) Credential
The AICPA’s Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) credential combines information technology expertise with the core knowledge and skills that place CPAs among of the most trusted business advisors. The CITP credential distinguishes you as a CPA who has the unique ability to connect business and technology: blending business acumen with IT expertise. The CITP Credential membership offers opportunities and benefits in the following areas: professional and practice development, advocacy and collaboration, information, and community.