Resources - Business Industry and Government

Resources for CPAs in government can be found scattered throughout the internet.  This page provides links to resources from the AICPA and elsewhere that CPAs in government may find interesting or useful. For a list of CPE, publications and conferences for CPAs in government, visit the AICPA Store


AICPA Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC)

The AICPA GAQC is a firm-based voluntary membership center designed to help CPAs meet the challenges of performing quality governmental audits. While much of the Center’s content is restricted to members of the GAQC, there are also a number of useful articles and links available to all members.   CPAs practicing in government may also use the “Find a Member Firm” link on the site to locate audit firms that have expressed their commitment to conducting quality government audits by joining the GAQC.

Audit Committee Effectiveness Center

A key element in the governance process of any organization, including governments, is its audit committee. The battle for financial statement integrity and reliability depends on balancing the pressures of multiple stakeholders, including government officials, taxpayers, investors and the public interest. We present the guidance and tools to make audit committee best practices actionable.


Audit Committee Toolkit for Government Organizations

The AICPA Audit Committee Toolkit: Government Organizations provides practical guidance and checklists that members of audit committees for government organizations can use to execute their responsibilities.  

AICPA State and Local Government Expert Panel

The State and Local Government Expert Panel serves to protect the public interest and serves the needs of AICPA members on financial reporting (including business reporting) and audit and attest services for state and local governments by bringing together knowledgeable parties in this specialized industry.