CPA Association News


Register today: Get real-world guidance for state solicitation registration

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 18, 2017

The AICPA's "Your Prescription to Relieving the State Solicitation Registration Headache" webcast, Jan. 18 at 1 p.m. ET, applies to charitable organizations with in-state and out-of-state donors. You'll learn best practices and real-world guidance directly from industry experts, plus understand how to best identify and meet varying state solicitation requirements.


Free webcast: "Lunch and Learn: The Next CPA Exam"

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 18, 2017

Join the AICPA and NASBA Feb. 9 for a free webcast and Q&A session focusing on the next version of the CPA Exam, which launches April 1, 2017. Hear more on specific areas of interest requested by candidates, including CPA Exam content and blueprints, item types, testlet structure, scoring, scheduling and other test administration topics.


Know a dynamic young CPA leader?

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 17, 2017

If you know a young CPA who demonstrates outstanding leadership skills, nominate him or her for The AICPA Outstanding Young CPA Award. Named in honor of Maximo Mukelabai, this award recognizes a standout CPA under age 40. The nomination deadline is May 31, 2017.


Register today: Commonly occurring discounts in valuation assignments

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 17, 2017

Don't miss the AICPA's webcast, "Valuation in Tax: Key Discounts Every Valuation Professional Should Know," Jan. 18 at 2 p.m. ET. Attendees will hear experts discuss best practices in valuation discounts and learn about Section 2704 regulations from business, valuation and tax law perspectives.


Order today: Revenue recognition tools and resources

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 13, 2017

The AICPA offers self-study resources, web events, publications and conferences to keep accountants up to date on the new revenue recognition standard. Learn more.


Free webcast: Learn inclusive workforce strategies

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 13, 2017

Register for the free Workforce Diversity webcast, Feb. 16 at 1 p.m. ET, to learn how to win the war for diverse talent. Experts will explain how to leverage knowledge of how diverse constituencies think and behave differently.


Keep ahead of continuous employment law changes

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 12, 2017

Don't miss the AICPA's "Employment Law Update: Key Risks and Recent Trends" webcast, Jan. 18 at 9 a.m. ET. This information-packed webcast highlights key developing employment issues, trends in employment litigation claims and assessment tools to help the reputation of your employer and clients stay more secure.


Stay informed on the latest tax reform developments

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 12, 2017

With the White House and Congress now aligned, tax reform is a near certainty for 2017. The AICPA Tax Reform Resource Center will help you make sense of new and proposed legislation as it becomes available. Bookmark the site, and then visit often for regular updates and guidance.


New AICPA credential and framework focus on fair value measurements

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 11, 2017

The AICPA now offers the new Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations™ (CEIV™) credential and Mandatory Performance Framework to improve quality, consistency and transparency in fair value measurements for financial reporting. Visit the CEIV Pathway Tool to determine your customized pathway.


Register today: Key tax return issues for individual clients

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 11, 2017

The AICPA's "Intermediate Individual Taxation" webcast, Jan. 17 at 9 a.m. ET, covers the latest guidance on fringe benefits, retirement plan distributions, hobby losses, tax credits and more as busy season gets closer. Group-viewing discounts are available for this webcast.


AICPA ENGAGE 2017: Access 6 conferences in 1 event

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 10, 2017

Prepare for diverse perspectives. Prepare to be inspired. AICPA ENGAGE presents thought leaders, technical specialists, entrepreneurs, innovators and influencers for four days of fresh ideas, breakthrough presentations and workshops that open the doors of possibility. Las Vegas, June 12-15.


Build your tax competency with new resources

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 10, 2017

Need tax resources? Now there's a place to check what you know, find targeted learning for what you don't and build your expertise. Check out the AICPA | CIMA Competency and Learning website. It's a rich resource you won't find anywhere else.


Register today: Update on 2017 AICPA credential requirements

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 09, 2017

The AICPA's "New Competency-Based Renewal Requirements for Credential Holders" webcast, Jan. 10 at 2 p.m. ET, covers the changes effective for your 2017 renewal-eligible activities. Also, learn about the benefits of CPD (continuing professional development) activities.


Visit the new Tax Reform Resource Center

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 09, 2017

2017 is poised to be the year for tax reform. The AICPA Tax Reform Resource Center will help you make sense of new and proposed legislation as it becomes available. Bookmark the site, and visit often for regular updates and guidance.


Order Today: Revenue Recognition -- Audit and Accounting Guide

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 06, 2017

The first edition of the AICPA's audit and accounting guide addresses industry-specific accounting implementation issues resulting from the Financial Accounting Standards Board's new revenue recognition standard. This edition includes chapters on general accounting considerations, general auditing considerations, and accounting implementation issues in the aerospace & defense and asset management industries. The guide will be updated as additional issues are finalized.


Get ready for the busy season

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 06, 2017

With tax season officially starting Jan. 23, visit the new tax season resource page to download tools and information that will help you navigate new due dates, find needed forms quickly and much more. Resources for Tax Section, PFP and PCPS members are also included.


Register now: An experience for PFP leaders

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 05, 2017

The AICPA's 2017 PFP Summit, Jan. 23-25, is an experience for "Leaders Among Leaders." The one-of-a-kind event brings together the profession's innovators and practice leaders to deepen professional relationships; compare notes with esteemed peers representing tax, estate, retirement investment and risk advisory services; and position their firms for the future.


45 recommendations to Congress would help many taxpayers

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 05, 2017

Allowing S corporations to have nonresident aliens as shareholders and modifying the deadline for estate basis reporting are among the dozens of recommendations that the AICPA sent to Congress as part of an annual effort to improve tax administration. To learn more, read the 2017 AICPA Compendium of Tax Legislative Proposals.


Register today: Comprehensive federal individual income tax updates

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 04, 2017

The AICPA's "Annual Tax Update: Individuals and Sole Proprietors" webcast, Jan. 9 at 10:30 a.m., delivers practical insights and valuable tax-saving strategies from seasoned tax professionals who know what the new laws, rules and court rulings can mean for real-world taxpayers.


Podcast: Divorce later in life and the role of the CPA financial planner

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 04, 2017

Going through a divorce later in life presents unique financial considerations. This free podcast shares how CPA financial planners can add value throughout the process and work together with divorce attorneys for their clients' best interest.


Register today: Using a risk-based approach to enhance audit quality

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 03, 2017

The AICPA's "Applying the Risk Assessment Standards to Enhance Audit Quality" webcast, Jan. 10 at 1 p.m., explores common audit deficiencies relating to risk assessment. Learn key concepts in the standards and how to implement the standards in practice.


New for 2017: Be recognized for all your professional development activities

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 03, 2017

The new credential renewal requirements allow you to earn credit for all your competency-building activities, such as peer-to-peer learning, mentoring, committee service and more. Learn more.


Register today: Preparation before earning the CGMA designation


CPA Letter Daily | Dec 23, 2016

During the AICPA's CGMA Exam Live Review Course, receive guidance on passing February's CGMA exam with compelling answers. The course also covers the exam case study and how to maximize the points earned. The next course is Jan. 23-25 in Atlanta.


Is your business ready to handle a disaster?

CPA Letter Daily | Dec 23, 2016

Business continuity management (BCM) capabilities enable organizations to restore their businesses to normal operations following unanticipated disasters or business interruptions. This tool will provide a foundation on which to further develop your BCM thinking, strategy and processes.


Encourage your clients to make smart financial decisions through every life stage

CPA Letter Daily | Dec 22, 2016

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy can help consumers understand their personal finances and develop money management skills. This free program focuses on financial education as a lifelong endeavor -- from children learning about the value of money to adults reaching a secure retirement.


Register today: Step-by-step guide for building professional presentations

CPA Letter Daily | Dec 22, 2016

The AICPA's "MS PowerPoint: Create Presentations That Engage Your Audience" webcast, Dec. 27 at 8 p.m. ET, offers tips for using the PowerPoint interface with themes, layouts, graphics and photos to clearly deliver your message.


Navigate the new business landscape ethically

CPA Letter Daily | Dec 21, 2016

The world is changing. Organizations are more global than ever, making operating ethically a complex process. At the same time, there is more pressure than ever for companies to act ethically. The CGMA report Managing Responsible Business explores how the ethical landscape has changed recently.


Register today: New self-study option for internal control systems certificate program

CPA Letter Daily | Dec 21, 2016

The AICPA's COSO Internal Control Certificate Program helps you develop expertise in designing, implementing and monitoring an internal control system. With the self-study option, you can complete the entire learning program and take the exam online.


Changes that affect past, present and future partners' rights

CPA Letter Daily | Dec 20, 2016

The AICPA's "New Partnership Audit Rules: Game-Changing Legislation" webcast, Dec. 22 at 1 p.m. ET, reviews the new partnership audit regime introduced by the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 (BBA), unresolved issues under the BBA, existing regulations and guidance, and more.


New year, new look

CPA Letter Daily | Dec 20, 2016

As AICPA President and CEO Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, said in his Q&A last week, one of the many initiatives underway next year will be the creation of the new Association of International Certified Professional Accountants ("the Association") that members approved in June. Representing more than 650,000 current and future accounting professionals around the world, the Association will enable us to be even more influential advocates for the profession and public interest. We will also be ushering in a new brand for the American Institute of CPAs to reflect the CPA profession's strength and relevance in this modern age of business. Look for more information in January.




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