AICPA Launches New Education Resource
The Accounting Education Center at www.aicpa.org, provides users with education and curriculum development programs, student recruiting resources, scholarship and award information and a variety of publications, reports and other studies.
Information on the site is divided into five categories:
- Education and Curriculum Development
- Career Awareness
- Scholarships and Awards
- Publications, Reports and Studies
- Minority Initiatives
Within the Education and Curriculum Development section, users will find the Educational Competency Assessment (ECA) web site which also includes the Core Competency Framework and database, information student and faculty development programs, and classroom and curriculum materials.
The Accounting Education Center is part of the AICPA’s Member Enhancement Project, in which the AICPA is committed to enhancing the benefits members receive in “special interest” programs. These special interest programs allow members to join with other CPAs who share a common interest in a particular area, from audit quality and tax to business valuation, financial management and education. The Accounting Education Center is the seventh center to be launched. Eleven centers in total will be created and launched over 18 months.
Voice of the Editor
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.