CPA Visions - Top Fives 


The Take Away

The 1998 Visions Project focused on top five definitions covering 15 core items that defined the CPA profession. These definitions were so accepted and so universal in defining the profession that it was agreed that the Horizon 2025 project would retain and build upon them.

The major headings are:

  • Core Values – essential and enduring beliefs
  • Core Services – the work performed for a fee or salary
  • Core Competencies – the unique combination of skills, knowledge and technology that provides value.

The Top five definitions contained within those headings are:

Core Values

  1. Continuing Education and Life-Long Learning
  2. Competence
  3. Integrity
  4. Attuned to Business Issues
  5. Objectivity

Core Services

  1. Assurance and Information Integrity
  2. Technology Services
  3. Management Consulting and Performance Management
  4. Financial Planning
  5. International Services

Core Competencies

  1. Communication and Leadership Skills
  2. Strategic and Critical Thinking Skills
  3. Focus on the Customer, Client and Market
  4. Interpretation of Converging Information
  5. Adept at Technology
For more information on the definitions, please download the PDF of the full 1998 CPA Visions Project report.

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Core Services

Overview In preparation for CPA Horizons 2025, leading futurist consulting group Weiner, Edrich and Brown, (WEB) evaluated the 5 Core Services that came out of the 1998 CPA Visions Project. Here are some of their insights.
Published on February 04, 2011

Core Values

Overview In preparation for CPA Horizons 2025, leading futurist consulting group Weiner, Edrich and Brown, (WEB) evaluated the 5 Core Values that came out of the 1998 CPA Visions Project. Here are some of their insights.
Published on February 04, 2011

Core Competencies

Overview In preparation for CPA Horizons 2025, leading futurist consulting group Weiner, Edrich and Brown, (WEB) evaluated the 5 Core Competencies that came out of the 1998 CPA Visions Project.
Published on February 04, 2011

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