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A&A

Bill Balhoff Has Been Elected Chairman of AICPA

William E. Balhoff is the new chairman of the Board of Directors of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the world's largest member organization representing the accounting profession.
A&A

Former US Senator and Florida Governor Bob Graham Receives AICPA Medal of Honor

The AICPA announced Bob Graham, former US Senator and former Florida Governor, as the recipient of the AICPA Medal of Honor. Graham was presented the award by AICPA Chairman Richard Caturano, CPA, CGMA.
A&A

SEC Exempts Accountants from Municipal Advisor Registration

The SEC adopted rules establishing a permanent registration regime for municipal advisors as required by Dodd-Frank; however, an accountant who provides audit or other attestation services will not have to register as a municipal advisor.
Tax

AICPA Creates Q&A Page to Help Practitioners During Shutdown

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has created a questions-and-answers page on the tax section portion of its website to help practitioners working to complete tax returns during the federal government shutdown.
Education & Careers

AICPA Awards Legacy Scholarships to 117 Students

Scholarships totaling more than $370,000 will be awarded to 117 undergraduate and graduate students through the AICPA Legacy Scholars program, the AICPA announced on September 12.
A&A

AICPA Economic Outlook Survey: CPA Execs More Optimistic about Hiring

Despite optimism in the US economy dropping 4 percentage points in the third quarter of 2013, business executives continue to raise their expectations for hiring in the coming year, as the number of companies that plan to add new employees increased by 3 percent.
Tax

AICPA to Congress: Provide IRS with Sufficient Funds

In a letter sent to Congress on September 4, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) urged lawmakers to provide the IRS with "sufficient" funds to perform its duties.
Tax

AICPA Nixes Proposed Tax Reforms for Pass-through Entities

The more Congress tries to simplify the tax code, the more complicated things seem to get. At least that's what the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) believes about a proposal to consolidate the myriad of tax rules for pass-through entities.
A&A

AICPA Releases Decision Tool on Accounting Frameworks

The AICPA released a decision tool to help privately held businesses determine which accounting framework, including the "Financial Reporting Framework for Small- and Medium-Sized Entities" (FRF for SMEs), best meets their financial reporting needs.
A&A

AICPA Opposes Proposed Limitation on Use of Cash Method of Accounting

On August 15, the AICPA expressed its opposition to a proposed limitation on the use of the cash method of accounting for non-natural taxpayers, personal service corporations, and farmers that is contained in House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp's small business tax reform discussion draft.
Education & Careers

AICPA Presents Outstanding CPA Career Contribution Award and Outstanding CPA in Government Impact Award

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) announced that Marcia Buchanan, CPA, of Washington, DC, is the institute's recipient of the Outstanding CPA in Government Career Contribution Award.
Education & Careers

AICPA Selects 'Rising Stars' for 2013 Leadership Academy Class

Some of the most promising young minds in the CPA profession will have the chance to learn about their own personal leadership style and critical issues facing their field when they participate in the AICPA 2013 Leadership Academy Class.
Education & Careers

Assistant Professor at USC Awarded AICPA-CIMA Best Early Career Researcher Award

David Erkens, an assistant professor of accounting at the Marshall School of Business at the University of Southern California, was awarded the 2013 Best Early Career Researcher Award.
Education & Careers

New AICPA Online Community Dedicated to Young CPAs

As a way of giving young members an opportunity to connect with their peers beyond the traditional social networking platforms, the AICPA on August 1 launched an online community for young CPAs – the Young CPA Network.
A&A

AICPA Against Adding ESOP Appraisers to Fiduciary Definition

The AICPA gave its support to Senate Bill 273 and House Bill 2041 that would block a 2010 proposal by the Department of Labor to change its definition of fiduciary under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act to include appraisers of ESOPs.
A&A

NASBA and AICPA Reconcile Differences on FRF for SMEs

The NASBA and the AICPA have put aside their differences regarding the non-US GAAP financial reporting framework the AICPA introduced last month, and they have teamed on a decision-making tool that will help small businesses decide whether the framework is right for them.
Technology

AICPA and XBRL US Offer Online XBRL Certificate Program

In an effort to address the increased demand for comprehensive and intensive training on XBRL, the AICPA and XBRL US Inc., the not-for-profit consortium for business reporting standards, launched the XBRL US GAAP Certificate Program.
Education & Careers

Alaska CPAs Promote Financial Literacy at Summer Bear Paw Festival

On July 12 through July 14, volunteers from the Alaska Society of CPAs (AKCPA) will turn out to promote financial literacy at the 2013 Bear Paw Festival – Roundup at the Bear Paw Corral, in Eagle River, Alaska.
A&A

Will He Stay or Will He Go: Finance Leaders Focused on Bernanke's Future at Fed

In boardrooms across the country, finance executives share a common question: Will he stay or will he go? All eyes are on Ben Bernanke amid speculation that he will cede the top spot at the Federal Reserve.
A&A

NASBA Advises Private Companies Not to Use AICPA Framework

Stating that it would "significantly weaken the financial reporting of private companies," NASBA is recommending to privately held businesses that they not use the FRF for SMEs that was introduced by the AICPA June 10.

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