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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
The Professional Ethics Executive Committee and the Accounting and Review Services Committee have extended deadlines on exposure drafts of proposed revisions for nonattest services and of requirements for compilation services.
The AICPA's Auditing Standards Board is asking members to complete a survey designed to help inform its response to the IAASB's Invitation to Comment regarding auditor's reports on financial statements.
The future of accounting education is the subject of a study released by the AICPA and the AAA. The University of Rhode Island's Mark Higgins was instrumental in crafting the assessment and recommendations.