CPA Association News


AICPA's most popular tax resources for busy season

CPA Letter Daily | Dec 09, 2016

Win the upcoming tax season with the AICPA's lineup of resources, tools and content. Each piece, designed by the profession's top tax experts, will keep accountants and their clients on a winning path. Visit our tax season web page to learn more.


Crowdfunding: Financing your clients' creative ideas

CPA Letter Daily | Dec 09, 2016

Are your small business clients expressing interest in using crowdfunding sites like Kickstarter or Go Fund Me to raise money? The AICPA's webpage provides resources to help accountants understand the Securities and Exchange Commission's Regulation Crowdfunding rules so they can offer guidance to their clients.


Confronting audit difficulties head-on

CPA Letter Daily | Dec 08, 2016

Peer review inspections can reveal a host of problems. The AICPA's "Common Audit Pitfalls: Addressing More of the Issues" webcast, Dec. 13 at 2 p.m. ET, addresses these issues and can help accountants learn how to correctly document sampling methodology, governance communications, monitoring results and more.


Help business clients get startup financing

CPA Letter Daily | Dec 08, 2016

Share this brochure and checklist to help clients understand how accountants can help them through the extensive, and sometimes overwhelming, financing process for their new business. These tools and more are part of the CPA Marketing Toolkit for Small Business, which is designed to help small businesses run better.


Refresher on the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct

CPA Letter Daily | Dec 07, 2016

The AICPA's "Ethics and Professional Conduct: Updates" webcast, Dec. 12 at 10:30 a.m. ET, covers conceptual framework and independence provisions for nonattest services, personal independence and other critical matters. The webcast includes interactive case studies, exercises and illustrative graphics for enhanced learning.


Provide comments on revenue recognition working drafts

CPA Letter Daily | Dec 07, 2016

The AICPA Financial Reporting Executive Committee has issued working drafts addressing revenue recognition implementation issues. Please submit comments related to issues affecting broker dealers and depository and lending institutions by Jan. 2.


Excel could be your secret weapon for fraud detection

CPA Letter Daily | Dec 06, 2016

Data analytics is one of the hottest trends in the profession, but it doesn't always require complicated and costly systems. Learn new Excel techniques to help you pinpoint issues and potential cost-saving patterns in your process data during the AICPA's "Excel Analytics to Detect Fraud, Errors and Savings" webcasts on Dec. 9 and 13.


Small Firm Update: What practitioners need to know

CPA Letter Daily | Dec 06, 2016

Learn more about trends affecting CPAs, the challenges and opportunities practitioners face, and best practices being used at successful firms across the country at the next Small Firm Update webcast. On Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. ET, Carl Peterson, CPA, CGMA, the AICPA's vice president of small firms, will present these findings and more.


Go back to school to gain deeper tax knowledge

CPA Letter Daily | Dec 05, 2016

The AICPA Tax School: Tax Staff Essentials Week 2, Jan. 23-27 in Beaverton, Ore., expands tax knowledge into the areas of partnerships, limited liability corporations, multistate taxation and tax-exempt organizations. The course is suitable for staff with 2-4 years of experience. Successful completion builds the skills needed for a wider variety of firm engagements.


Nominate a star CPA/PFS for a Standing Ovation

CPA Letter Daily | Dec 05, 2016

Know a young CPA/PFS on the rise? The AICPA's Standing Ovation Program recognizes young CPAs in personal financial planning (including estate, retirement, investment, risk management/insurance and tax planning) who exhibit exemplary professional achievement. Submit nominations and help spread the word about the program by sharing this quick and easy online application. Nominations/applications are due by May 1, 2017.


Young CPAs: Take the next step on your journey to leadership

CPA Letter Daily | Dec 02, 2016

Apply to become part of an elite group of 38 exceptional young CPAs united in their service ethic and passion for leadership. The prestigious 2017 AICPA Leadership Academy can help you make a move toward being the leader you know you can be. Learn more or apply now!


Divorce and taxes: Short- and long-term implications

CPA Letter Daily | Dec 02, 2016

The AICPA's "The CPA's Guide to Financial and Estate Planning: Tax Issues to Consider With Divorce and Separation" webcast, Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. ET, covers alimony, property settlements, child support, dependency exemptions and other critical financial topics that arise when a marriage ends.


Get answers to all of your cybersecurity questions

CPA Letter Daily | Dec 01, 2016

What is cybersecurity? Why are CPA firms and clients at risk? This guide, available exclusively to AICPA members, provides answers to these questions and outlines best practices firms should implement to protect themselves against cyberthreats. Additionally, the AICPA's Cybersecurity Resource Center contains videos, articles, white papers and fact sheets to help you understand, mitigate, plan for and respond to cybersecurity threats.


AICPA and Rutgers join forces for audit data analytics initiative

CPA Letter Daily | Dec 01, 2016

Integrating audit data analytics into audit processes is the goal of the Rutgers AICPA Data Analytics Research (RADAR) Initiative. Join the AICPA's "RADAR and Audit Data Analytics Update" webcast Dec. 7 at 1 p.m. ET to learn about the initiative, its research projects and audit implications.


Discover upcoming trends in audit quality accounting

CPA Letter Daily | Nov 30, 2016

The AICPA Employee Benefit Plans Accounting, Auditing and Regulatory Online Update conference, Dec. 5-6, consolidates essential updates, guidelines and regulatory issues into 10 streamlined general sessions to help you successfully execute year-end audits. Stream the event live from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET.


Assess your firm against 2016 National MAP Survey results

CPA Letter Daily | Nov 30, 2016

Consider what's in store for the profession, your firm and the future at a webcast analyzing the National Management of an Accounting Practice (MAP) Survey results. Bill Pirolli, CPA/CFF/PFS, CGMA, a current member of the AICPA board of directors, will share how the profession performed since the last National MAP Survey and go over what the numbers mean. The Dec. 12 webcast, taking place at 3 p.m. ET, will include metrics and commentary on everything from client fees to partner compensation.


Online conference offers the latest Securities and Exchange Commission news

CPA Letter Daily | Nov 29, 2016

The AICPA Online Conference on Current SEC and PCAOB Developments, Dec. 5-7, is your source for breaking news and deep insights direct from top policymakers. Various viewing options are available depending upon your time zone.


Deadline Dec. 1: Volunteer to help set the score for the next CPA Exam

CPA Letter Daily | Nov 29, 2016

This is your last opportunity to sign up to serve on a panel at the AICPA's Ewing, N.J., office to help recommend passing scores for the next CPA Exam. Licensed CPAs can go here for more information. Apply by Dec. 1.


Cybersecurity risk management criteria comment period to end Dec. 5

CPA Letter Daily | Nov 28, 2016

To help organizations of all sizes report on their cybersecurity risk management programs, the AICPA's Assurance Services Executive Committee has exposed two sets of criteria for public comment: description criteria and control criteria. Related attestation examination guidance will be released in 2017. Comments on the exposed criteria are due by Dec. 5.


Progressive levels of learning build auditing expertise

CPA Letter Daily | Nov 28, 2016

The AICPA's Audit Staff Essentials series takes your staff from new hire through audit senior, with real-world solutions and issues, relevant information and skills, and flexibility of format. Choose from an interactive online experience to allow for self-paced learning or on-site instructor-led training.


6 conferences. 1 unique event. ENGAGE 2017.

CPA Letter Daily | Nov 23, 2016

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, 2017.


Direct clients to financial literacy resources in Spanish

CPA Letter Daily | Nov 23, 2016

The Spanish-language Resource Center, located on 360finlit.org, offers help for consumers in several critical areas, such as credit card fraud, online shopping and paying for college.


Is your business ready to handle a disaster?

CPA Letter Daily | Nov 22, 2016

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


Simple fixes can address common audit issues

CPA Letter Daily | Nov 22, 2016

Larry Gray, former National Peer Review Committee chairman, will discuss the unexpected surprises revealed during the peer review process and the steps you can take to provide a higher-quality audit. Register today for the AICPA's "Common Audit Pitfalls: It's Time to Address the Issues" webcast, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. ET.


What advice would you give your 25-year-old self?

CPA Letter Daily | Nov 21, 2016

Look back at your 25-year-old self -- what would you tell her or him? Career wisdom? Life advice? What's the one thing you'd share that could have an impact on a young person? Join other CPAs by sharing your advice today on social media using #AdviceAt25.


Order today: A guide to the year's essential tax topics

CPA Letter Daily | Nov 21, 2016

Wrap up the year with the AICPA's Hottest Tax Topics for 2016. This volume highlights key legislation and the impact on your individual and business clients. You'll learn the latest tax-savings strategies to better advise your clients.


Learn more: Sharpen skills needed to perform high-quality engagements

CPA Letter Daily | Nov 18, 2016

The AICPA Competency Framework: Assurance Services is designed to help CPAs understand the knowledge and skills necessary to perform high-quality audit, attestation, review, compilation and preparation engagements. The framework is underpinned by the need for objectivity, integrity and ethical behavior and reflects a commitment to continuously acquire new skills and knowledge.


Help your small-business clients create a system for record-keeping

CPA Letter Daily | Nov 18, 2016

Clients can get a better handle on their overall financial position, have an easier time with tax preparation and create operational efficiencies throughout their business if they implement a good record-keeping system. A record-keeping brochure and a PowerPoint presentation from the CPA Marketing Toolkit for Small Business help you educate your small-business clients.


Order today: The AICPA's most popular tax resources for busy season

CPA Letter Daily | Nov 17, 2016

Win the upcoming tax season with the AICPA's lineup of resources, tools and content. Each piece, designed by the profession's top tax experts, will keep you and your clients on a winning path. Visit our tax season webpage to learn more.


Improve your organization's decision-making process

CPA Letter Daily | Nov 17, 2016

In an era of disruptive change, organizations need to make good strategic decisions quickly -- and then execute efficiently. However, major flaws in companies' decision-making processes are costing them dearly. In this highlight reel from a recent CGMA/Bloomberg Radio event, finance leaders from world-class organizations share pragmatic insights on how they address decision-making challenges.


Register today: Strategies for working with new tax filing due dates

CPA Letter Daily | Nov 16, 2016

The AICPA's "New Due Dates: How to Make It Work for Your Tax Practice" webcast, Nov. 29 at 1 p.m. ET, covers how these new due dates may impact your existing tax workflow and how to establish a more productive and efficient process for years to come.


Deadline extended: Volunteer to help set the score for the next CPA Exam

CPA Letter Daily | Nov 16, 2016

Don't miss the opportunity to serve on a panel at the AICPA's Ewing, N.J., office to help recommend passing scores for the next CPA Exam. Licensed CPAs can go here for more information. The deadline to apply has been extended to Dec. 1.


Learn more: Credential pathway for experienced financial professionals in valuation

CPA Letter Daily | Nov 15, 2016

The Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV) credential program demonstrates your commitment to enhancing quality, consistency and transparency in fair value measurements. This program for experienced financial professionals includes everything needed to progress through the CEIV program and attain the credential, which launches next month.


Free webcast: "Automated Sales and Use Taxability Reports for the Win"

CPA Letter Daily | Nov 15, 2016

Learn how taxability import report services can help you navigate the complexities of sales and use tax compliance across multiple jurisdictions for your clients. Andrew Johnson, CPA, managing partner, and Michael Fleming, director with Peisner Johnson & Co. LLP, will discuss these issues during this free webcast on Nov. 30 at 2 p.m. ET.


Register today: What's ahead for the health care industry

CPA Letter Daily | Nov 14, 2016

Legislation, consumerism and value-based care are reshaping health care across the board and health care finance in particular. The AICPA Online Health Care Industry Conference, Nov. 16-18, delivers knowledge and insight on guiding industry-specific financial decisions. Stream live sessions for up to 17.5 CPE credits.


DCPA 2016: Keynote speaker to address a new core competency -- anticipation

CPA Letter Daily | Nov 11, 2016

Daniel Burrus, futurist on global trends and innovation and keynote speaker at this year's Digital CPA Conference, will teach attendees how to master the competency of anticipation -- how to identify hard trends, predict disruptions before they disrupt and capitalize on emerging opportunities. Register now for this event taking place Dec. 5 to 7 in Las Vegas.


Provide veterans with five hours of free financial advice

CPA Letter Daily | Nov 11, 2016

Give back on this Veterans Day by volunteering five hours of free financial advice to veterans on starting or growing their business! The AICPA and SCORE have joined forces in the Veteran Fast Launch Initiative to connect veterans with CPAs across the country. Sign up by emailing pcps@aicpa.org and access a toolkit of resources to get started.


Order today: A year of unlimited AICPA webcast access

CPA Letter Daily | Nov 10, 2016

The AICPA Annual Webcast Pass unlocks more than 500 webcasts throughout the year, including post-election coverage of the impact to the profession, taxation and personal financial planning. The first post-election webcast is today, Nov. 10, at 2 p.m. ET.


Cybersecurity risk management criteria available for comment

CPA Letter Daily | Nov 10, 2016

To help organizations of all sizes report on their cybersecurity risk management programs, the AICPA's Assurance Services Executive Committee has exposed two sets of criteria for public comment: description criteria and control criteria. Related attestation examination guidance will be released in 2017.




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