Professional Issues

Professional Issues 

The issues that affect the CPA profession are as varied as the roles and responsibilities of CPAs in the marketplace. The work we do has a significant impact on the financial markets, regulation and the economic health of large and small businesses around the world. Our work ultimately protects the public by ensuring the integrity of financial information and advocating for fair and adequate legislation.

  • Tax Reform
    The AICPA has a long history of assisting lawmakers with tax policy matters. Find out about the CPA profession's latest efforts.
  • Student Initiatives
    The AICPA has initiatives for high school, community college and 4-year university students. Learn more about what the Institute is doing in these areas.
  • Financial Literacy
    CPAs have stepped up to assist with this nationwide problem. Check out what you can do to get involved.
  • CPA Ambassador Program
    Member volunteers help spread the word about the CPA Profession.
  • XBRL
    Its all the rage in financial reporting and it started right here at the AICPA.


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The AICPA An Overview

Overview Powering the success of global business, CPAs, CGMAs and specialty credentials by providing the most relevant knowledge, resources and advocacy, and protecting the evolving public interest.
Published on August 18, 2017

Entering the Leadership Academy arena

Article A participant reflects on what she learned at the AICPA’s annual leadership event for young CPAs.
Published on January 17, 2017

Top 7 Issues Facing Young CPAs

Article If you missed this jam-packed session at the August E.D.G.E. conference, then breathe a sigh of relief! Tom Hood, CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs, shares his insights on the issues that are top of mind for young CPA professional, with tips and techniques on how to turn these
Published on January 17, 2017

Make 2013 a Success An Interview With Rebecca Ryan

Article Learn how to make 2013 a success.  An interview with Rebecca Ryan uncovers what motivates the next generation of CPAs.
Published on September 27, 2016

8 tips for surviving busy season

Article The 60-hour, six-day workweeks can create a hectic office environment. But if they manage their time correctly and take steps to lower their stress levels, young CPAs can survive and even thrive during this period.
Published on September 27, 2016

Overview of Major Programs

Overview The AICPA is engaged in a number of programs to help it fulfill its mission of advocacy on behalf of its members, the profession and the public good.
Published on September 26, 2016

Emerging Issues Impacting Todays Accountants

Article From a shortage of skilled professionals to the demands of globalization, Robert Half International has compiled a list of the emerging issues impacting today's accountants.
Published on September 26, 2016

Specialized Interest Centers

Overview The AICPA has developed the Audit Quality Centers, as well as a series of AICPA Special Interest Centers to provide valuable resources for CPAs in specialized practice areas.
Published on September 26, 2016

Tax Reform Issues

Overview The AICPA advocates for sound tax policy. From issuing reports to testifying before Congress, the AICPA helps the public to understand the tax implications of legislative decisions.
Published on July 15, 2016

Financial Literacy

Overview The AICPA's efforts to educate Americans and increase financial literacy are widespread. Access consumer and CPA financial literacy resources.
Published on May 03, 2016

How to stay healthy during the holidays

Article Working at a desk all day can take a toll on your body. Here are some simple ways to counteract the effects of too much sitting.
Published on February 28, 2016

Dos and donts for office holiday parties

Article The office holiday party can feel like a social minefield. It’s hard to know how to navigate this hybrid of work and play.
Published on February 28, 2016

How to avoid office fashion faux pas

Article Making sartorial sense of the office’s unofficial rules can be a challenge. How casual is casual Friday or business casual? Relaxed dress codes can lead to choices that negatively affect how young CPAs are viewed by peers and clients.
Published on February 28, 2016

Start the New Year by Being Prepared!

Article Although none of us like to think about man-made or natural disasters, we have to face the reality that we may only have a few minutes to evacuate our apartments or homes. Being prepared is key. Here’s some advice from a CPA financial planner who can give you practical tips
Published on February 02, 2016

How to deal with a difficult boss

Article So, if you’re stuck with a boss who frustrates you, what can you do—aside from polish your résumé?
Published on December 16, 2014

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