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    AICPA Mission and History 

    Founded in 1887, the AICPA represents the CPA profession nationally regarding rule-making and standard-setting, and serves as an advocate before legislative bodies, public interest groups and other professional organizations. The AICPA develops standards for audits of private companies and other services by CPAs; provides educational guidance materials to its members; develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination; and monitors and enforces compliance with the profession’s technical and ethical standards.

    The AICPA’s founding established accountancy as a profession distinguished by rigorous educational requirements, high professional standards, a strict code of professional ethics, a licensing status and a commitment to serving the public interest.

    Mission 

    The AICPA's mission is to provide members with the resources, information and leadership that enable them to provide valuable services in the highest professional manner to benefit the public, employers and clients. In fulfilling its mission, the AICPA works with state CPA organizations and gives priority to those areas where public reliance on CPA skills is most significant.

    To achieve this mission, the AICPA engages in many activities.

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    AICPA Activities & Major Programs

    Overview Learn about the major activities and programs the AICPA uses in the fullfillment of its mission.
    Published on January 29, 2014

    AICPA Strategic Priorities

    Report The AICPA Strategic Plan was developed in collaboration with the AICPA Board of Directors, senior management, the strategic planning committee, volunteer leadership, state societies, and staff. It reflects a comprehensive assessment of the social, economic, technological, political, and regulatory forces affecting the profession today and driving change for the future.
    Published on April 03, 2013

    AICPA Mission and History

    Overview Founded in 1887, the AICPA represents the CPA profession nationally regarding rule-making and standard-setting, and serves as an advocate before legislative bodies, public interest groups and other professional organizations. The AICPA de
    Published on February 03, 2011

    AICPA Strategic Plan 2009-2011

    Report The AICPA Strategic Plan was developed in collaboration with the AICPA Board of Directors, senior management, the strategic planning committee, volunteer leadership, state societies, and staff. It reflects a comprehensive assessment of the social, economic, technological, political, and regulatory forces affecting the profession today and driving change for the future.
    Published on December 02, 2010

    AICPA Strategic Plan

    Report The AICPA Strategic Plan was developed in collaboration with the AICPA Board of Directors, senior management, the Strategic Planning committee, volunteer leadership, state CPA societies and staff. It reflects a comprehensive assessment of the social, economic, technological, political and regulatory forces affecting the profession today and driving change for the
    Published on May 07, 2010

    AICPA Values & Vision Statement

    Overview The AICPA is the premier national professional association for CPAs in the United States. Our employees are a diverse, unified team who are committed to member service and the public interest, providing the highest quality products, services and support possible.
    Published on April 21, 2010

    Key Drivers of Change

    Report The AICPA Strategic Plan was developed in collaboration with the AICPA Board of Directors, senior management, the strategic planning committee, volunteer leadership, state societies, and staff. It reflects a comprehensive assessment of the social, economic, technological, political, and regulatory forces affecting the profession today and driving change for the future.
    Published on March 25, 2010

    History of the AICPA

    Overview The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and its predecessors have a history dating back to 1887, when the American Association of Public Accountants (AAPA) was formed. Access a full history of the AICPA and its committees.
    Published on March 12, 2010

    CPA Services for Those Affected by Disaster

    Article CPAs can provide a wide range of services to help people manage their finances during the traumatic aftermath of a disaster: Insurance Assistance, Tax Return Filings and Other Tax Issues, Debt Management and Expenses and Financial Planning.
    Published on February 05, 2010

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