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Recovery Act Resource Center 

The AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC) helps member CPA firms meet the challenges of performing quality audits. The passage of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (Recovery Act) is certain to result in new challenges for auditors that perform audits under Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circular A-133, Audits of States, Local Governments, and Non-Profit Organizations. This GAQC Resource Center is intended to provide members with a “one-stop” repository location to more easily locate various GAQC Recovery Act communications, other related GAQC tools and resources, and links to other Web sites that may provide information to assist auditors going forward. Keep in mind that the Center will continue to push timely information and updates out to member firms via GAQC Alerts, GAQC Updates, and Center calls.

If you are not a member firm and would like to learn more about membership in the GAQC, click here.

GAQC Tools

OMB Guidance on the Recovery Act

Other Useful Web Sites, Tools, and Information

Background

The Recovery Act, issued in early 2009, is capturing news headlines around the country. Approximately $300 billion dollars in additional federal funds are being passed down from federal agencies to entities that are generally subject to single audit such as state and local governments and institutions of higher education. These federal funds are intended to either supplement existing federal programs (e.g., existing block grants for states), create new programs, or to provide more broad fiscal relief. In some cases, the funds will be passed directly to states or institutions of higher education and spent at that level. In other cases, direct recipients of Recovery Act federal funds will pass the funds through to subrecipients such as local governments or not-for-profit organizations. For this reason, the law mandates that there be an unprecedented amount of oversight and transparency around the spending of all funds associated with the law. Single audits will be impacted starting with June 30, 2009, year-ends, with more of an effect expected for single audits of year-ends thereafter. 

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The Practicing CPA

Newsletter This publication provides information on practice management issues and new technical developments and delivers related practitioner perspective from all firm sizes on potential opportunities and creative strategies and solutions for practice management success.
Published on June 30, 2016

Benchmarking for a Better Staff Environment

Article The Large Firm article in the June issue of The Practicing CPA e-newsletter by Michael T. French, CPA highlights why this firm is participating in the 2016 National MAP Survey and how they plan to use their results to create a better environment for their staff.
Published on June 30, 2016

Lenovo

Article The AICPA offers members discounts on Lenovo products.
Published on June 30, 2016

Tax Section Webcast Archives

Webcast Archive Tax Section webcasts, presentation slides, and handouts are archived and available for Tax Section members to watch on-demand (without CPE) for one year following the live event.
Published on June 30, 2016

Tax CPE & Learning

Overview The AICPA Tax Section schedules webcasts and events that focus on many current tax issues that impact tax practices and business and industry members. This page provides registration links and other information on upcoming learning opportunities.
Published on June 30, 2016

Tax Resource Library

Overview The AICPA Tax Resource Library is the main access point for tax information, guidance, resources, and practice aids specifically designed for tax practitioners.
Published on June 30, 2016

PFS Logo Usage Guidelines

Logo Including the AICPA Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) Credential logo on your individual letterhead, business cards, and other marketing materials will enhance your brand recognition as a credentialed financial planning expert and help differentiate your practice.
Published on June 30, 2016

PFP Tax News

News Back to Legislative and Regulatory Page   Additional tax-related advocacy news and information is available from The CPA Advocate (AICPA’s advocacy newsletter), Tax Division advocacy webpage and Washington Tax Brief webcast series. Se
Published on June 30, 2016

PFP Section Member Benefit Demo

Podcasts In this video, the PFP Section staff walk you through an overview of your member benefits.
Published on June 30, 2016

Podcast Advising Clients on the Impact of Brexit

Podcasts The recent news on Brexit, including what it is, what it means for the EU and other countries.
Published on June 30, 2016

Estate Basis Consistency Reporting Resource Center

Overview Information and resources to learn about the regulations and requirements for filing tax forms.
Published on June 30, 2016

PFP Section Members

Overview Membership information for PFP Section members. Get the most out of your PFP membership.
Published on June 30, 2016

Personal Financial Planning & CPA/PFS Webcasts

Webcast Our webcasts give PFP section members and CPA/PFS credential holders the opportunity to learn about timely issues as well as interact with their peers.
Published on June 30, 2016

Legislative and Regulatory News

Overview The AICPA PFP Division works with the AICPA Congressional Affairs Team to ensure that issues impacting CPA financial planners are monitored and acted upon as needed.
Published on June 30, 2016

Assurance Research Advisory Group (ARAG)

Article The Assurance Research Advisory Group (ARAG) is a group of practitioners and academics formed in collaboration with the American Accounting Association (AAA). The ARAG requests, reviews and approves academic research proposals which address private company assurance topics that are of interest to practitioners. Approved research proposals are eligible for funding. In providing
Published on June 30, 2016

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