In 2008, the AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee and the AICPA Professional Ethics Division undertook a project to update the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct. The new code has been launched this week. Help us spread the news by sharing this infographic!
The AICPA’s Legacy Scholars Program, which awarded more than $370,000 in scholarships in the 2013-2014 academic year, has announced that applications are now live for 2014-2015. The application deadline is April 1 for the four scholarship programs that comprise the AICPA Legacy Scholars Program. In addition to financial assistance, the scholarship recipients gain real-world experience and develop the skills employers want to see.
Check out the infographic below for more information on the program.
According to a new survey conducted for the AICPA by Harris Interactive, only 39% fully understood the burden student loan debt would place on the future and 60% have at least some regret over the choice of education financing. Furthermore, 75% have made a personal or financial sacrifice--such as delaying a home purchase and postponing marriage and children--because of monthly student loan payments. The press release includes tips for parents and students on both saving for college and managing loan payments. The below 360 Degrees of Financial Literacy infographic, Realities & Regrets of Student Debt, highlights the findings.
It seems you can’t turn on the news without hearing at least one story about money. Saving, spending, debt, budgeting…the topic of finances is everywhere, except, however, in the homes of consumers. According to a recent Harris Interactive survey conducted on behalf of the AICPA to promote the new consumer book Save Wisely, Spend Happily, only 14% of Americans identify financial problems as something they would feel comfortable discussing. What’s more, 28% say they have no one to ask for financial advice. When it comes to family and finances, shouldn’t loved ones be allies?
According to the Digital CPA Survey, released over the weekend at Digital CPA: 2012 CPA2Biz Cloud User Conference, an overwhelming majority of CPAs say they have a role to play in technology adoption for their clients. Only 17% of CPAs say they play a minimal role or no part in helping clients embrace cloud, mobile and other emerging technologies that can improve business decision-making. Based on the survey results, the following infographic was developed (click on the image to make it bigger). Feel free to share with others.
Service Organization Controls reports are designed to help service organizations, organizations that operate information systems and provide information system services to other entities, build trust and confidence in their service delivery processes and controls through a report by an independent Certified Public Accountant. Each type of SOC report is designed to help service organizations meet specific user needs. This infographic explores the transition from SAS 70 to SOC reports and how they apply.
The AICPA, in partnership with the Ad Council, launched the next phase of its award-winning Feed the Pig campaign with the release of new public service advertisements. The new PSAs promote the key message: “Put away a few bucks. Feel like a million bucks.” In connection with the new PSAs, they also created this excellent infographic highlighting tips on saving money. DailyInfographic.com even picked it up. Click on the image to enlarge.