American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

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American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

A professional organization for accountants. In addition to operating the Certified Public Accountant exam, it sets ethical standards and some professional standards, especially for accountants working as individuals and for privately held companies. Until the 1970s, they maintained the Generally Accepted Accounting Practices. It traces its history to the late 19th century and was formally established in 1916.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

A professional association for Certified Public Accountants providing guidance to members on accounting techniques and standards. The AICPA determines how financial data are calculated and reported to stockholders.
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What the AICPA was called: American Institute of Accountants.
Sources: American Institute of Accountants Yearbooks; Baseball-reference.
He was vice president of the American Accounting Association in 1942, vice president of the American Institute of Accountants (now the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants) 1943-1944, member of the Committee on Accounting Procedure 1938-1947 and its chairman from 1944-1947, and president of the American Institute of Accountants 1947-1948 (Accounting Hall of Fame).
FEI: Plan on Accounting Procedures established to cooperate with American Institute of Accountants.
Olive, who had served as president of the Indiana Association of CPAs in 1925 and 1926, was elected president of the American Institute of Accountants.
This, in large part, was the result of lobbying efforts by the American Bar Association (ABA) and the American Institute of Accountants (the forerunner of the AICPA).
Lord received her CPA certificate from New York in 1934 and in 1935 joined the American Society of Certified Public Accountants, which merged with the American Institute of Accountants (later AICPA) the following year.
The AAPA changes its name to the American Institute of Accountants (AIA).
A federal legislation committee of the American Institute of Accountants (a predecessor of the AICPA), headed by AIA leader Robert H.
Editor's note: The writer evidently refers to committees being appointed at that time by the American Institute of Accountants and the New York Stock Exchange to work on problems relating to investors, exchanges and accountants.
The national organization, now called the American Institute of Accountants, forms the committee on cooperation with stock exchanges to address pressing concerns in financial reporting.
Following a reorganization, a new name, the American Institute of Accountants, or AIA, displaced the AAPA--ending the nexus that had bound together state and national bodies.

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