The National Board of the American Woman's Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA) was asked to comment on the upcoming vote by members of the AICPA on whether to adopt the International Institute of Strategic Business Professionals (IISBP) as a global credential.
The weekend of November 2-4 the National Board met and discussed this particular issue at length. All sides of the issue were explored with particular attention given as to how this credential would affect woman CPAs. As a result of these discussions, the National Board of the American Woman's Society of CPAs does not feel they can support this global credential at this time.
The National Board feels the profession needs to focus on enhancing the stature of the CPA designation rather than creating a new credential. The AICPA spent considerable time with the Visioning Task Force defining the role of the CPA as a well rounded professional, knowledgeable in various fields of financial services. The National Board of AWSCPA would like a continuation of this effort. Many of the state societies agree with AWSCPA in this particular instance.
AWSCPA encourages all its members who are eligible to vote on the global credential to make their opinions count and cast their ballot.
For more information on the AICPA's proposed global business credential, visit AccountingWEB's Global Credential Resource Center