CPA Association News


Register today: Visionary speakers, innovative event

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 17, 2017

AICPA ENGAGE, June 12-15, brings five of the AICPA's well-known conferences, plus the Association for Accounting Marketing Summit, together under one roof. Take advantage of this unique opportunity for more top-quality content, leading speakers and crossover learning. Attend in Las Vegas or via webcast.


Earn an A+ with clients for your crowdfunding knowledge

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 17, 2017

If you have small-business clients that use or show interest in crowdfunding sites such as Kickstarter, GoFundMe or Lending Club, visit the AICPA Crowdfunding and Regulation A+ Rules website. Find facts and resources about small-business eligibility, SEC requirements, financial reporting and more.


Learn more: Targeted learning and knowledge for not-for-profit exposure

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 16, 2017

The AICPA's not-for-profit certificates help you build targeted knowledge and marketable skills in the sector. Our handy self-assessment tool makes it easy to evaluate the two program levels and discover which certificate is right for you.


Find fast answers to busy-season questions

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 16, 2017

Visit the Tax Season Resource Page to download tools and information that will help you navigate new due dates, find needed forms quickly, learn details about particular issues and more. Resources for Tax Section, PFP and PCPS members are also included.


Order today: Learn MBA-level skills in one CPE course

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 15, 2017

"MBAExpress: Key Concepts of Performance Management," brought to you by the AICPA and the Business Learning Institute, takes MBA-level concepts and distills them into a time-saving CPE course. You'll learn how to improve business planning and decision-making with a focus on strategy.


Help small-business clients save time, money through better recordkeeping

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 15, 2017

Good recordkeeping can make tax preparation easier for your clients and create operational efficiencies throughout their business. A brochure and PowerPoint presentation from the CPA Marketing Toolkit for Small Business help your small-business clients understand the time and money they can save with a proper recordkeeping system.


Register today: Useful tips and guidance for managerial accounting and finance

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 14, 2017

The AICPA's "Controller's Update: Today's Latest Trends" webcast, Feb. 21 at 9 a.m. ET, covers accounting, finance, human resources and more, so you can diagnose emerging challenges in your organization, as well as new tools to combat those challenges.


Essential tools for management accountants

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 14, 2017

Management accountants require a specialized set of tools to navigate their unique business landscapes. This collection brings together essential resources and outlines how they can benefit organizations, regardless of size or sector.


Register today: Internal control against revenue and cash receipts fraud

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 13, 2017

The AICPA's "Fraud and Cash Receipts: Common Frauds and Internal Controls" webcast, Feb. 17 at 1 p.m. ET, evaluates larger companies, small businesses and not-for-profit entities, plus their unique needs, so you can implement efficient and effective risk management in your organization.


Free webinar: Road map to employee engagement

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 13, 2017

At least 70% of the US workforce is not engaged, according to Gallup. Join this webinar, Feb. 14 at 2 p.m. ET, as Tom Hood, CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs, and Mike Sabbatis, COO of XCM Corporate Solutions, discuss ways corporate tax and finance departments can increase productivity while creating a more energized and engaged workplace.


How to respond to third-party verification (comfort letter) requests

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 10, 2017

The AICPA’s third-party verification request resources webpage contains articles and tools to help CPAs make informed decisions regarding requests and determine related or alternative services they may perform on a client's behalf.


Order today: New edition of reorganized Public Company Accounting Oversight Board standards

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 10, 2017

The AICPA's "PCAOB Standards and Related Rules" is your one-stop resource for re-sorted auditing standards and related guidance. Choose between the 2017 paperback and the online subscription for instant access.


Register today: Form 990 complexities, simplified

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 09, 2017

The AICPA's "Form 990: Exploring the Form's Complex Schedules" webcast, Feb. 13 at 10:30 a.m. ET, covers advanced tax and not-for-profit issues in Form 990's schedules. Gain an understanding of what's necessary to complete Schedules A, C, F, J, K, L, N and R, plus how to communicate with exempt clients.


Resources and news to protect your clients from cybersecurity breaches

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 09, 2017

Increasingly sophisticated data breaches cost companies millions and damage their reputations. CPAs can help organizations better understand and address cybersecurity risks. Find new videos addressing cybersecurity risk management, the IMTA team's Top Cybercrimes Whitepaper, the Private Companies Practice Section's new guide, A CPA's Introduction to Cybersecurity, and more at the AICPA Cybersecurity Resource Center.


Stay in the know on the latest developments in tax reform

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 08, 2017

The AICPA's Tax Reform Resource Center will help you make sense of new and proposed legislation as it becomes available. Visit the site often for regular updates and guidance.


Register today: New learning option for internal control expertise

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 08, 2017

The COSO Internal Control Certificate Program's online self-study option is your opportunity to pace your learning according to your schedule, then follow up with the certificate exam. Upon successful completion, you'll receive a digital badge to share in your professional network.


CGMA Toolkit: Practical resources for risk management

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 07, 2017

With changing regulations and an unsettled economy both at home and abroad, it's more important than ever for leaders to assess their risk-management techniques. This toolkit brings together more than a dozen tools and case studies on topics including enterprise, fraud, cyberrisk and more.


Register today: Comprehensive federal individual income tax updates

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 07, 2017

The AICPA's "Annual Tax Update: Individuals and Sole Proprietors" webcast, today at 9 a.m. ET, 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.


Register today: A refresher for the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 06, 2017

The AICPA's "Ethics and Professional Conduct: Updates" webcast, Feb. 8 at 1 p.m. ET, helps you apply the revised conduct code, a requirement for AICPA members. Encore presentations are available March 6 and April 4.


Scholarship opportunity for an emerging CPA

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 06, 2017

The P. Thomas Austin PFP Division Scholarship covers the registration fee and travel expenses for one emerging CPA to attend the 2017 Advanced Estate Planning Conference. The recipient will receive cutting-edge estate planning guidance as well as opportunities to network with seasoned estate planners. The application deadline is May 1.


Register today: Pre-exam learning for the new CEIV credential

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 03, 2017

The AICPA Fair Value Measurements Workshop, March 22-24 in New York City, builds knowledge so you can deliver deeper insights into financial reporting. The workshop meets the education requirements for the Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV) credential. Register by Sunday to save $75.


Use flexible budgeting to improve sustainability measures

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 03, 2017

Many sustainability measures reported by companies are developed and interpreted by individuals who may not have the necessary knowledge. This provides opportunities for CPAs in business and industry, who can use their expertise to provide the companies they work for with meaningful, decision-useful information. Similarly, CPAs in public practice can also advise clients in this area.


Order today: The best of convenience, learning and value

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 02, 2017

A CPExpress subscription, brought to you by the AICPA, includes one year of unlimited online access to 600+ CPE credit hours and 450+ courses. You can complete most courses in as little as one to two hours, making it ideal for busy schedules.


Upcoming framework helps organizations address cybersecurity risks

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 02, 2017

CPAs will be able to use the AICPA's soon-to-be-released reporting framework on cybersecurity to help organizations implement a cybersecurity risk management program. Visit the AICPA's Cybersecurity Resource Center to learn more and see a new video with details.


Identity theft webcast: Prevention and investigation

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 01, 2017

The AICPA's "Identity Theft: Preventing, Detecting, and Investigating" webcast, Feb. 7 at 9 a.m. ET, explores various types of identity theft, how to investigate a case, and ways to defend yourself and your clients against potential theft.


Free webcast: Success tips for young CPAs and financial planners

CPA Letter Daily | Feb 01, 2017

With increased demand for advice in areas such as estate, retirement, risk management and investments, CPAs are perfectly positioned. Learn from successful young CPA financial planners about how you can advance your career in this AICPA webcast, Feb. 8 at 11 a.m.


Customize your pathway to the CEIV credential

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 31, 2017

The CEIV Pathway Tool helps you identify the most direct path to earning the Certified in Entity and Intangible Valuations (CEIV) credential, available for CPAs and non-CPA financial professionals. Walk through this tool for your customized credential education and exam pathway.


Share your memories of the CPA Exam

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 31, 2017

The venerable exam's use for licensure turns 100 this year. To celebrate, the Journal of Accountancy is collecting anecdotes to feature in a future print issue and podcast. Submit your recollections, funny stories and even photos of exam day, study sessions, or the day you found out you passed, plus contact information, to joaed@aicpa.org. Deadline is Feb. 13.


Feed the Pig's tips help millennials save

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 30, 2017

Feed the Pig, a national public service campaign sponsored by the AICPA and the Ad Council, encourages Americans ages 25-34 to take control of their personal finances. Free resources, relevant financial tips and daily social posts help millennials save and budget regularly and wisely.


Webcast: Tax staff essentials for small businesses

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 30, 2017

Join the AICPA webcast, "Tax Planning Strategies for Small Businesses: Corporations, Partnerships and LLCs," Jan. 31 at 1 p.m. ET. You'll learn about unique tax issues, savings opportunities, potential tax traps and practice strategies to keep more of your clients' money in their pockets.


Free financial literacy resources for consumers

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 27, 2017

360 Degrees of Financial Literacy can help your clients understand their personal finances and develop money management skills. It focuses on financial education as a lifelong endeavor -- from teaching children about the value of money to advising adults on retirement planning.


Governmental auditing: Get up to date for maximum efficiency

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 26, 2017

The AICPA's "Applying the Uniform Guidance for Federal Awards in Your Single Audits" webcast, Jan. 30 at 10:30 a.m. ET, provides expert tips for planning and performing audits in accordance with requirements of the Uniform Guidance for Federal Awards and the Single Audit Act. Arm yourself with the most current information.


Become a CPA financial planner

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 26, 2017

The demand for services such as estate, retirement, tax and life-transition planning is growing rapidly. As a CPA, you're a trusted and necessary adviser. It's time to call yourself a CPA financial planner. To learn the research behind the rationale and opportunities a name change might offer, review these AICPA resources.


Internal trust: Building alliances from within

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 25, 2017

Download this new CGMA report on creating an open and resilient corporate culture by building trust and alliances from within. This CGMA report helps explain what creates blocks to internal trust, the implications of such blocks, and how best to create structures that encourage stronger working relationships and ultimately add value for long-term success.


Learn what's changed for attest engagements

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 24, 2017

The AICPA's "The New Clarified Attestation Standards: What You Need to Know" webcast, Jan. 26 at 1 p.m. ET, is your reintroduction to three main attest engagements: examinations, reviews and agreed-upon procedures. How do these changes affect you? Find out as Melissa G. Critcher, CPA, discusses risk assessment, test of control, reporting and more.


Workplace ethics: Find employees who fit

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 24, 2017

A new, free CGMA report discusses the importance of cultivating and maintaining a strong ethical culture within organizations. Download Ethical Due Diligence in Hiring and Assessing Professional Accountants to explore how companies can screen potential employees to ensure alignment within their culture, and also learn questions candidates might ask potential employers to screen for the right fit.


Kick off the season with AICPA's free Washington Tax Brief

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 23, 2017

Join the AICPA for a free webcast, Jan. 25 at 1 p.m. ET, to get the latest information on significant policy issues such as just-released partnership regulations, tax reform and identity theft. Learn what's happening and what the AICPA is advocating for (and what's been achieved) to ease compliance. The webcast includes time for questions from listeners. Register now.


Register: Strategies to ace the Advanced Defined Contribution Plans Audit Certificate Exam

CPA Letter Daily | Jan 23, 2017

The AICPA's "Advanced Defined Contribution Plans Audit Certificate Exam Review" webcast and exam bundle, Jan. 24 at 9 a.m. ET, streamlines your preparation for earning the certificate. Through this advanced learning exercise, you will grow your expertise of each phase of an audit engagement. You'll also learn key exam-taking strategies. Exam completion leads to a digital badge.




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