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AICPA Names Murphy Gold Medal Winner

The AICPA Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service is presented annually to a CPA who has made major contributions to the profession. This year's recipient is Leslie Murphy, CPA, president and CEO of Murphy Consulting Inc.
A&A

AICPA's Resolution Underscores Need to Address US Debt

Expressing concern about the growing federal debt, the AICPA has adopted a resolution underscoring the need to put America on a better economic path and supporting two non-partisan efforts.
Education & Careers

AICPA Announces Public Service Award Winners

For many CPAs, the act of giving back is much more than a passing gesture of goodwill that grips them once or twice a year. Rather, it is a true spirit of generosity and compassion that is integral to their lives.
Tax

Prepared Remarks of IRS Commissioner Douglas Shulman before the AICPA

In a few days' time - November 11 to be precise - my term as the forty-seventh Commissioner of the Internal Revenue Service officially comes to a close . . .
Education & Careers

AICPA Honors Top Accounting Educators

On October 18, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) honored some the best and brightest forward-thinking educators when it announced the 2012 recipients of three accounting curriculum awards.
Tax

AICPA Asks IRS for Broader Tax Relief

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has asked the IRS to consider broader relief from filing deadlines for individuals and businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy.
A&A

AICPA FRF for SMEs Exposure Draft Available for Comment

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) announced today that an exposure draft on its proposed Financial Reporting Framework for Small- and Medium-Sized Entities (FRF for SMEs) is now available for comment.
Education & Careers

Minority Accounting Students Awarded Scholarships

Ronald Dukes is one of just eighty-four accounting students from across the United States who have been awarded the 2012-2013 AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students by the AICPA Foundation.
Education & Careers

Hurricane Sandy Leads to Postponement of 'Digital CPA' Conference

Because of emergency conditions related to Hurricane Sandy, the AICPA has decided to postpone the Digital CPA: 2012 CPA2Biz Cloud User Conference, which had been scheduled for October 28-30.
Education & Careers

Leslie Murphy Receives AICPA Gold Medal Award

The American Institute of CPAs announced on October 23, 2012, that Leslie Murphy, CPA, is the recipient of the Institute's 2012 Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service.
Education & Careers

Richard Caturano Elected Chairman of AICPA

Richard J. Caturano, CPA, CGMA, is the new chairman of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the world's largest member organization representing the accounting profession.
Community News

2012 SCACPA 'Women to Watch Award' Winners

The "Women to Watch Award," which is cosponsored by the AICPA and the SCACPA, highlights the accomplishments of women in the CPA profession. This year's three winners were recognized at the Women in Leadership Conference.
Education & Careers

AICPA Publishes Consumer Book on Personal Finance

Available in January, "Save Wisely, Spend Happily" - a field guide to personal finance - combines the insight of 125 CPAs under the direction of best-selling author Sharon Lecther.
Education & Careers

Lights. Camera. Action! AICPA Project Innovation

The AICPA is now accepting entries for the 2012-2013 "Project Innovation: Competition of Creative Excellence." This year's competition challenges high school students to develop a hit TV show focused on the accounting profession.
A&A

Proposed Whistleblower Standard Presents Challenges

The IESBA has issued an exposure draft intended to encourage accountants to blow the whistle on unethical companies or individuals; some of the changes may conflict with other ethical responsibilities.
A&A

Global Economic Outlook - More Pessimists than Optimists

The third quarter CGMA Global Economic Forecast shows that pessimists now outnumber optimists nearly 8:1, as senior finance executives take an increasingly dim view of the global economy.
A&A

AICPA Names Outstanding CPA in Government Award Winners

John H. Fisher and Roger A. Norman are the 2012 recipients of the AICPA Outstanding CPA in Government Award. Fisher posthumously received the federal government award, and Norman received the award for state government.
A&A

CPA Mobility Becomes Law in California

CPAs from outside California will now be able to serve clients in the state without obtaining a license or paying a fee to the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) under a new law signed on September 20 by Governor Jerry Brown.
A&A

FASB Update on Private Company Framework

A recent webcast presented by the FASB reviewed key areas of the “Private Company Decision-Making Framework – A Framework for Evaluating Financial Accounting and Reporting Guidance for Private Companies” staff paper.
Education & Careers

Focus of AICPA’s 2012 Accounting Competition

This year's AICPA accounting competition challenges students to solve some of the most pressing financial issues facing the United States while considering what it takes to get politicians elected.

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