AICPA


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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.

AICPA

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To identify and promote solutions to this problem, former AICPA Chairman Scott Voynich is leading an Institute committee on mobility that will work toward making it easier for firms and CPAs to do business in multiple states.
Many practitioners may have missed some of the great strides the AICPA has taken.
Current: CalCPA International Business Committee; CalCPA and AICPA Financial Literacy volunteer; AICPA Council; AICPA International Tax Technical Resource Panel's Form 5471 Task Force.
In a report prepared by an AICPA Task Force on Improving Federal Financial Management, the AICPA recommended the following:
Shuman of Crown Point, Ind., admonished by the AICPA and the Indiana Society of CPAs, effective Nov.
Myth: You must be a member in the AICPA's Information Technology Section.
* To make it easier for CPAs to serve clients and the capital markets, the AICPA Special Committee on Mobility was created to address inconsistent state rules that do not protect the public interest but do make it more difficult for CPAs to practice across state lines.
Eileen Sherr, CPA, MT, AICPA Technical Manager--Taxation, Washington, DC, and Frances Shafer, J.D., KPMG LLP, Washington, DC
* Working with the AICPA staff to develop nonauthoritative guidance for practitioners.
In a 1987 referendum, which took effect in January 1988, AICPA members voted to make peer review mandatory under a system that kept the results of the reviews confidential.
Members who wish to obtain a printed copy should send a 9"x12" self-addressed envelope affixed with $1.83 in postage to: AICPA, Communications Team, Annual Report 05-06, 1211 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y.