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  • August 16, 2021

    Accounting leaders say some insights they gained early in their careers are as relevant today as they were 20, 30, or 40 years ago. Here are four lessons learned early that still pave the way to success today.

  • August 4, 2021

    Under the new CPA Evolution licensure model, the CPA Exam will feature a Core and Discipline structure. The AICPA invites you to review the draft Core and Discipline section content and share your feedback by September 7 via this survey. The survey will take about 20-25 minutes to complete and will provide the AICPA with vital feedback to developing the new CPA Exam.

  • August 4, 2021

    Mentoring is now a true team sport.

  • July 16, 2021

    Follow these guidelines and examples for a professional bio that stands out to hiring managers.

  • May 4, 2021

    For the past seven months, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), and a group of more than 40 volunteer subject-matter experts have worked to develop a model accounting curriculum for students pursuing the CPA credential. Our goal has been to aid faculty as they seek to transition their programs to reflect the new Core + Disciplines CPA licensure model promoted through the CPA Evolution initiative.

  • May 3, 2021

    For public-sector finance professionals, vigilance and caution are daily facts of life: You never know what's coming next. But in periods of major transition — whether through a change in administration, department merger, or strategic pivot — doing the job takes on an added dimension of uncertainty.

  • April 14, 2021

    Fifty years after the first Black CPA received his license, Elmer J. Whiting Jr. broke an important barrier when in 1971 he became the first Black partner of a Big Eight firm, which is what the largest national accounting firms were called at the time. Whiting was already a trailblazer, having been the first Black CPA in Ohio and the 25th Black CPA in the country. His journey demonstrates the significant impact that leaders like Whiting had within and beyond the profession.

  • 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.