The AICPA’s Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) supports CPA firms in the everyday intricacies of running a practice. PCPS partners with firms of all sizes, creating targeted and customizable practice management resources, networking opportunities and is a strong, collective voice within the CPA profession.

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PCPS regularly develops new resources and tools to help firms. Check out the latest ones along with the ones your peers are using most often.
Business after Brexit
Be prepared to assist clients by understanding some of the potential effects of Brexit and mitigating actions to consider. Check out Helping Clients Prepare for Potential Effects of Brexit and Hedging Against Currency Fluctuation Risk in the Business after Brexit section of the International Services Center for insights you can use to assist your clients that may be impacted by recent developments.
Revised quality control practice aid now available free of charge
As part of the AICPA’s Enhancing Audit Quality initiative, an AICPA Audit and Accounting Practice Aid intended to help practitioners develop the policies and procedures that comprise a firm’s system of quality control is available to members online at no charge. The revised Practice Aid is more easily customizable and includes enhanced guidance.

Watch this short video to learn more about PCPS and how to access its resources.

The AICPA has developed a free e-version of the Practice Aid Establishing and Maintaining a System of Quality Control for a CPA Firm’s Accounting and Auditing Practice.

The next version of the Uniform CPA Examination launches on April 1, 2017. Read how the AICPA continues to strengthen the profession with an exam that retains its rigor and alignment with professional practice.

Human Capital (HR Resources) 

Recruiting and retaining quality staff is key to firm success. Find solutions that will help you navigate every twist and turn, develop your employees and boost morale.

All Human Capital Resources

Financial & Admin Operations 

Maximize your performance through effective financial and administrative operations. Determine sound management policies, analyze the financial results of your practice and benchmark against firms of similar size.

All Financial & Admin Operations Resources

PCPS Community

We encourage our members to utilize and participate in PCPS’ strong community.  Get involved and join PCPS social media conversations or firm size networking groups!

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PCPS has a member hotline for your practice management questions. Call us at 1-800-CPA-FIRM and ask away! We promise to get back to you within two business days.

Strategy & Planning 

Strategic planning is the foundation for growth and sustainability. Jump start a well-defined strategy and succession plan to keep your practice running smoothly for long-term success.

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Practice Growth & Client Services 

Unleash your firm’s potential and maintain a thriving practice in this changing economy. Win, keep and grow clients and shift your practice into drive.

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Technical: Quality & Services Delivery

Keeping up with the constantly changing and complex accounting and auditing standards and tax regulations is a challenge. Stay ahead of the curve, educate your staff and deliver the highest-quality client service.

All Technical: Quality & Service Delivery Resources

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