CPEA Member Testimonials

Below you will find what some of our members say about the CPEA. To add your testimonial, please e-mail us at cpea@aicpa.org.

"Our firm engaged the CPEA for a two day seminar on Topic 606. In preparation, we selected a variety of clients for case study review. The information that CPEA provided coming from that review was terrific learning. From that seminar, we were able to focus upon one industry impacted by the treatment of “functional software” vs. “symbolic software” and take that knowledge to create many consulting engagements. The CPEA has a command of this subject matter, and we highly recommend this training and the CPEA as a technical resource for all member firms."
– Jeffrey E. Mead, CPA, CGMA, Partner, AAFCPAs

"The CPEA has been an amazing resource for our Professional Practices Department. The plain language summaries of standards assist us with providing updates to our staff as guidance is issued. Their webinars provide excellent real life examples of implementation issues and considerations. In addition, their technical inquiry service has helped us on numerous occasions research some of the most bizarre technical anomalies that have come to our help desk that our internal staff could not find any guidance for. Our membership is invaluable. I wholeheartedly recommend to any firm a membership in CPEA!"
– Melisa Galasso, Audit Professional Practices Director, Cherry Bekaert LLP

"My membership in the CPEA has more than paid for itself. Their regular alerts and reports are concise, to the point and timely. As a sole-proprietor my technical resources are limited but the CPEA provides those resources many times over. Their timely written responses to my technical inquiries are a great help in confirming my own conclusions or in providing additional guidance where appropriate. The guidance they provide greatly increases my comfort level in this ever changing and complex accounting environment."
– Jim Colville, CPA, Sole-proprietor, San Diego, CA

“The guidance provided by the CPEA has been an incredible asset to our firm. The information covers a broad range of topics and is as timely as possible. They are releasing new information on a monthly and quarterly basis, which ensures they are addressing the changes as they happen. This is much different than other technical guidance, which is generally only updated on an annual basis. The CPEA provides an opportunity for our firm to stay current in a constantly changing profession in an efficient and effective way at a reasonable cost.”
-Jerome Weikel, CPA (WJPR)

“The CPEA helps practitioners stay up-to-date with the standards affecting the profession and provides guidance on matters that could likely be occurring in your practice. Most standards guidance is provided on an annual basis, while the CPEA is offering more timely content on a monthly and quarterly basis.  My firm’s membership has been so beneficial to our practice. I would encourage firms to join the CPEA for both guidance on the issues you are currently facing and insight into what’s on the horizon.”
-Emil Sotolongo, CPA, CGMA, CICA (Sotolongo & Associates, PA)

“Joining the CPEA has been an excellent choice for our firm. In addition to the resources we are already benefitting from, they have also started offering on-site trainings which we are considering using in the future. I have found the CPEA to be incredibly reliable and responsive, and the guidance they provide truly helps me sleep better at night.”
-Charles B. Hall, CPA, CFE (McNair, McLemore, Middlebrooks & Company, LLC)