Top 10 CPA Resources on AICPA.org
I spend quite a bit of time wading through various analytic and metric reports, whether it’s examining open rates for our newsletters or retweets on Twitter. I find data fascinating and it can speak volumes about what interests users and helps drive future content. So I took a look at the work our Web team does and determined the 10 most downloaded CPA resources on AICPA.org. They are listed after the jump starting with the most visited.
- Statements on Auditing Standards – Did you know the AICPA sets U.S. generally accepted auditing standards for private companies, non-profit organizations, federal, state and local governments? The AICPA has a comprehensive list of SASs and interpretations available.
- AICPA Code of Professional Conduct – AICPA members are required to adhere to the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct. The Code is regularly updated and available on AICPA.org. Section 101 – Independence is the most visited section of the Code.
- AICPA Membership Benefits – Find out all the benefits you are entitled to as an AICPA member, including discounts on products and services, and access to print publications like The Tax Adviser.
- Current Developments in S Corporations (Part I) – Speaking of The Tax Adviser, this article from the October 2011 issue is quite popular. The article explores several tax law and administrative changes have affected S corporations and their shareholders in the past year ending July 9, 2011.
- CPA Horizons 2025 – With the final report from CPA Horizons 2025 released last month, it’s no surprise this resource tops the list. CPA Horizons 2025 final report provides a roadmap for the future of the CPA profession.
- State Contact Information – The AICPA maintains contact information for various state agencies and organizations, including state CPA societies, state boards of accountancy and so forth. This resource is exceptional for a CPA who needs information from a specific state.
- Career Paths – CPAs can be found in every possible industry, from entertainment to restaurants. This resource can help CPAs assess their skills and find the right path for their career.
- CPA Salaries – Salary is an important consideration whether looking for a job or examining your current position. This resource provides links to tools that one can use to determine salary ranges.
- Personal Financial Planning – One of the most popular specialties within the CPA profession, CPA personal financial planners provide estate, tax, retirement, risk management and investment planning advice.
- Measurement of Fair Value for Certain Transactions of Not-for-Profit Entities – This recently released whitepaper rounds out the top 10 and discusses fair value measurement for not-for-profit entities on transactions that include unconditional promises to give cash or other financial assets, beneficial interests in trusts and split interest agreements.
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Gregory J. Wright, MBA, Communications Manager, American Institute of CPAs.