Nominate the Next Generation of CPA/PFSs for the Standing Ovation Program

May 20, 2021 Accounting Pipeline
The Standing Ovation Program recognizes young CPA/PFS credential holders in personal financial planning (including tax, retirement, estate, risk management and investments) who exhibit exemplary professional achievement. Help spread the word to others in your firm that they can nominate you or others who are eligible; you may also self-nominate with a letter of recommendation from a partner, manager, or colleague. Review the eligibility and nomination requirements and submit this quick and easy online application by July 16, 2021.

Recent ASCPA News

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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.
  • Share Your Feedback on the CPA Exam Preliminary Draft Content

    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.
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    August 4, 2021
    Mentoring is now a true team sport.
  • How to Write a Professional Bio

    July 16, 2021
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  • Scholarship Opportunity to Learn About Estate Planning to Better Serve Your Clients

    May 20, 2021
    A scholarship opportunity to learn about estate planning to better serve your clients. P. Thomas Austin Scholarship – nominees must be a practitioner w/less than 10 years experience. PFS credential holders or PFS candidates will receive consideration.
  • CPA Evolution Model Curriculum FAQs

    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.
  • 6 steps to transitions for public-sector finance professionals

    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.
  • Breaking a barrier: The first Black partner of Big Eight firm

    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.
  • Opening doors for others: The first Black woman to become a CPA

    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.
  • CPA Evolution Update

    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.
  • Value of licensure reaffirmed by new research report

    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.
  • Black CPA Centennial celebrates first Black CPA

    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.
  • The AICPA Outstanding Young CPA Award starts with you

    October 20, 2020
    Exemplary service toward the advancement, stewardship and promotion of the accounting profession and selfless contributions to the community
  • Restore Your Sense of Control — Despite the Pandemic

    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.
  • CPA Evolution: New CPA Licensure Model

    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.
  • An Agile Approach to Budgeting for Uncertain Times

    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.
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    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.
  • CPA licensure model transformation continues after NASBA board vote

    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.
  • AICPA offers $50K in COVID-19 grants to accounting students

    July 6, 2020
    The American Institute of CPAs is offering up to $50,000 in education grants to help undergraduate and graduate accounting students who been monetarily impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
  • CPA Exam Continuous Testing Now Available

    July 1, 2020
    On, July 1, 2020, NASBA, AICPA, and Prometric launched year-round testing. The new continuous testing model provides greater candidate flexibility and convenience, with more than 75 additional testing dates available throughout the year.
  • UAA Model Rules Around Educational Requirement for Licensure

    June 1, 2020
    The profession’s CPA Evolution initiative aims to transform the CPA licensure model to recognize the rapidly changing skills and competencies the practice of public accounting requires today and will require in the future. It is a joint effort between the AICPA and NASBA. 
  • Encourage Others to Complete the U.S. Census

    March 23, 2020
    The 2020 Census is happening now. You can respond online, by phone, or by mail.
  • ASBPA Grants Extensions in Response to Prometric Test Center Closures

    March 19, 2020
    Prometric has determined it is necessary and appropriate to temporarily close test centers in the United States and Canada for a period of 30 days, starting March 18.
  • Your opinion counts for the future of the accounting profession

    March 4, 2020
    The AICPA spent months of collaborative research with the profession reviewing how technology and data analytics impact the work of our newest CPAs.
  • Changes are coming to the CPA exam

    January 15, 2020
    The skills newly licensed CPAs need are changing, and the CPA Exam must continue to change to keep up. Register for the AICPA's free CPA Exam Practice Analysis webcast today at noon (EST) to learn more about what's next for the exam. You can also share your thoughts on the practice analysis, too.