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  • March 15, 2021

    Mary T. Washington Wylie in 1943 became the nation’s first Black woman to earn the CPA license, a notable achievement in a remarkable life filled with many accomplishments. Washington Wylie also made it her life’s mission to hire and mentor Black aspiring CPAs. Her story illustrates the importance of early Black CPAs’ success and the advances they made for future generations of accountants.

  • March 1, 2021

    CPA Evolution is a joint initiative of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The initiative is transforming the CPA licensure model to reflect the rapidly changing skills and competencies the accounting profession requires today and will require in the future.

  • February 23, 2021

    For years, professional associations and regulatory boards lacked hard data that demonstrated the value of licensing amid state regulatory threats to licensure in highly technical professions.

  • February 18, 2021

    John Wesley Cromwell Jr. (1883–1971) was a man of many talents and interests. An intellectual with a passion for knowledge and a drive for opportunity, he was the nation’s first Black CPA. Cromwell earned that distinction in 1921, an achievement that is the starting point for this year’s Black CPA Centennial celebration.

  • October 20, 2020

    Exemplary service toward the advancement, stewardship and promotion of the accounting profession and selfless contributions to the community

  • October 1, 2020

    Understanding how employees recover their sense of autonomy, and which employees may be better or worse equipped to recover promptly, is crucial for understanding the ongoing impact of Covid-19 on the workforce.

  • September 14, 2020

    The CPA Evolution initiative aims to transform the CPA licensure model to recognize the rapidly changing skills and competencies the practice of accounting requires today and will require in the future.

  • August 31, 2020

    Companies have an opportunity to make a clean break this year, with the pandemic requiring a more agile approach. We have seen three things that work.

  • July 28, 2020

    Everyone can agree that potential is desirable in any employee, but what does potential actually look like in a finance professional? The answer depends on the size and culture of your organisation, as well as the specific role you’re trying to fill, but many high-potential professionals have a handful of traits in common.

  • July 27, 2020

    Work to transform the CPA licensure model will continue in earnest after the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) announced that its board of directors has voted unanimously to support the advancement of the CPA Evolution initiative.