Press Release



Mitchell Slepian

AICPA to Release Results of CPA Economic Outlook Index on Thursday, December 3, 2015 

Financial Experts to Give Predictions on Business Hiring and Spending for Coming Year 
Published December 01, 2015

The American Institute of CPAs will announce the results of its CPA Outlook Index (CPAOI), a measure of sentiment about the U.S. economy and key business performance categories for the coming year, at 7:00 a.m. EST, Thursday, December 3, 2015.

The AICPA survey is a forward-looking indicator that tracks the hiring expectations of CEOs, CFOs, controllers and other senior-level CPAs over the next 12 months. As a point of comparison, the U.S. Department of Labor’s November employment report, scheduled to be released December 4, looks back on the previous month’s hiring trends.

The survey results, which will be posted on the AICPA Press Center also include information on future plans for growth in marketing, training and business expansion, as well as anticipated fluctuations in different categories of business spending.

Arleen Thomas, CPA, CGMA,, AICPA Senior Vice President, Management Accounting & Global Markets, will be available for press inquiries.
The poll was conducted from November 3 - 23. The quarterly CPAOI measures the views of CPAs serving in business and industry who are closest to the finances of their companies and hold well-informed, sophisticated views of the economy.
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