AICPA to Release Results of its Economic Outlook Survey on Thursday, March 3, 2016

Financial Experts to Give Predictions on Business Hiring and Spending for Coming Year

March 1, 2016

The American Institute of CPAs will announce the results of its Economic Outlook Survey a measure of sentiment about the U.S. economy and key business performance categories for the coming year, at 7:00 a.m. EST, Thursday, March 3, 2016.
The AICPA survey is a forward-looking indicator that tracks the hiring expectations of CEOs, CFOs, controllers and other senior-level CPAs over the next 12 months. As a point of comparison, the U.S. Department of Labor’s February employment report, scheduled to be released March 4, looks back on the previous month’s hiring trends.
The survey results, which will be posted on the AICPA Press Center, also include information on future plans for growth in marketing, training and business expansion, as well as anticipated fluctuations in different categories of business spending.
Valerie Rainey, CPA, CGMA, chair of the AICPA’s Business Industry Executive Committee will be available for press interviews.  Rainey is senior vice president and chief financial officer of CMA CGM (America).
The poll was conducted from February 9 – February 25. The quarterly economic outlook survey measures the views of CPAs serving in business and industry who are closest to the finances of their companies and hold well-informed, sophisticated views of the economy.
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