James King and Patrice Sebastian of regional accounting firm WebsterRogers’ Columbia, South Carolina office, recently have been awarded the certified in financial forensics (CFF) credential by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
The AICPA has developed a new guide, Compilation and Review Engagements, for CPAs at smaller firms who perform financial audits. The guide is designed to help them comply with a new engagement letter requirement.
For those who might think there is a stodgy side to conferences presented by the venerable AICPA, be prepared to change that notion. The recent Practitioners and TECH+ Conference was anything but stodgy.
CPAs are gaining awareness about International Financial Reporting Standards. Furthermore, CPAs increasingly foresee a need to gain advanced or expert knowledge as the U.S. moves toward global accounting standards.
Across the U.S., firms and individuals in the accounting profession are answering the urgent need for help for victims of the 7.0 magnitude earthquake disaster in the island republic of Haiti on January 12.
Rick Anderson, chairman and CEO of Moss Adams LLP, has been named chairman of a “blue-ribbon panel” established to analyze U.S. accounting standards and how they can best meet the needs of users of private company financial statements.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and the Financial Accounting Foundation (FAF) have announced the establishment of a “blue-ribbon panel” to address how U.S. accounting standards can best meet the needs of users of private company financial statements.
Robert R. Harris, CPA, who served on both the board of directors and governing Council of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, has become the Institute's chairman. His term is one year.
The AICPA told a U.S. House panel that certified public accountants should be exempt from pending legislation to create a new Consumer Financial Protection Agency because CPAs are already highly regulated.