Feedback and exchange are essential components of communications today. And not just between a writer and a reader, but among the readers themselves. Through this interaction, a community is formed. A leader in social media usage by professional organizations, the AICPA has taken another step in providing a community platform among members and others through AICPA Insights, our new blog.
AICPA Insights will provide thoughts and opinions from experts about issues affecting the Institute, CPAs, the clients we serve and the businesses we work for. Our bloggers are members of the AICPA staff, and I’m sure they’ll bring a unique perspective to today’s issues. We’ll also feature guest bloggers covering a wide range of issues.
Later this week you’ll hear about efforts in developing an integrated reporting framework from our Business, Industry and Government team. My next post will focus on private company financial reporting, which I believe is one of the most important issues facing our profession and America’s small businesses and their financial statement users.
I’m excited about our new blog and look forward to all of you engaging in thoughtful discussion. I encourage you to write comments and share posts with colleagues to bring diverse views and experiences that will enrich our knowledge and perspectives.
When I became AICPA President and CEO back in 1995, we could not have imagined the technologies that someday would give us such incredible access to each other. Let’s build on the functionality and develop a robust conversation on everything important to all of us.
Thank you and enjoy.
Barry C. Melancon, CPA, President and CEO, American Institute of CPAs.