AICPA wins corporate responsibility award

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants won the coveted Corporate Social Responsibility award from PR News at its annual Corporate Social Responsibility Awards luncheon at the National Press Club on March 19.

The AICPA received the award for the corporate citizenship efforts it initiated following the relocation of the majority of the AICPA's operations from New Jersey to Durham in 2006.

"It's a tremendous honor to win this award, which recognizes the volunteer efforts of the AICPA and its staff to build strong community ties," said Victor Velazquez, AICPA vice president of member service and operations. "The AICPA has focused its volunteer efforts on education, economic development and the arts."

Following its relocation to North Carolina, the AICPA chose The Volunteer Center of Durham and the Durham Public Schools as the foundation for the volunteer efforts of AICPA employees in the Research Triangle area. The Institute also sponsored the Durham Bulls Education Rewards Program, which resulted in the attendance of 10,000 students and 9,000 educators at a ballgame last summer. In addition, the AICPA supported Project Homeless Connect and made financial contributions to various local arts organizations.

You may like these other stories...

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) sent two letters to IRS Commissioner John Koskinen – one on May 21 and another on June 24 – asking that the tax-collection agency not put in place a voluntary education...
The Auditing Standards Board of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has issued two new audit interpretations intended to help auditors navigate the pension accounting guidelines for state and local governments that were...
The responsibilities of the CFO and other finance professionals have moved way beyond just corporate accounting and financial reporting. Finance teams must now be well-versed in such areas as strategic business planning, IT...

Upcoming CPE Webinars

Jul 23
We can’t deny a great divide exists between the expectations and workplace needs of Baby Boomers and Millennials. To create thriving organizational performance, we need to shift the way in which we groom future leaders.
Jul 24
In this presentation Excel expert David Ringstrom, CPA revisits the Excel feature you should be using, but probably aren't. The Table feature offers the ability to both boost the integrity of your spreadsheets, but reduce maintenance as well.
Jul 31
In this session Excel expert David Ringstrom helps beginners get up to speed in Microsoft Excel. However, even experienced Excel users will learn some new tricks, particularly when David discusses under-utilized aspects of Excel.
Aug 5
This webcast will focus on accounting and disclosure policies for various types of consolidations and business combinations.