The Journal of Accountancy is celebrating its centennial. The official publication of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ (AICPA’s) continuous publication for 100 years is being recognized with an official proclamation congratulating the Journal on the accomplishment.
“The history of the Journal of Accountancy is really the history of the nation’s accounting profession,” Barry Melancon, AICPA President and CEO said in a prepared statement. “Everything that has happened over the past 100 years to make this a robust, important profession has been reflected in the magazine’s pages.”
In its formative years, the Journal was the lone source of technical information. Before there even was a Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), the Journal reported on, analyzed and influenced the accounting profession and now accounting terms are as common in daily newspapers as mayoral campaigns. Along the way 1,200 issues have been published, circulation has climbed to 368,000, and many awards for excellence have been earned.
A special 100th Anniversary issue is already available in hard copy and an electronic copy will be available on the AICPA web site beginning October 1. The issue includes features delving into the history of the magazine and the accounting profession along with articles exploring the issues and ideas that will shape the industry and carry it into the future successfully.