CPA Profession’s Financial Literacy Efforts Showcased

April 24, 2014

On April 10, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) co-sponsored and exhibited at Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill, one of the many activities organized as part of National Financial Capability Month 2014.  This annual event brings together the leading business, non-profits and federal government agencies who work to improve consumers’ financial literacy. 

AICPA staff at the Washington, D.C. event promoted the CPA profession’s efforts, 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy and Feed the Pig, to more than 200 attendees, including Members of Congress and their staff, as well as employees from federal agencies and representatives from a variety of national and local organizations.  This is the ninth year the AICPA has participated in Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill.

During the program, honorary event co-chairs, Senators Michael Enzi (R-Wyo.) and Jack Reed (D-R.I.), spoke about the importance of access to financial education and commended the exhibitors on their commitment to improving the financial lives of Americans of all ages.  Representative Terri Sewell (D-Ala.), a member of the Financial and Economic Literacy Council, also addressed the group.