Think accountants aren't progressive? Think again. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the national association representing over 330,000 CPAs in business and industry, public practice, government and education, is on a mission to change all that. We work hard to monitor current markets and stay on top of the latest business trends to provide our members with the resources, information and leadership they will need to thrive in the new economy.
Advocating a "Web-first," and knowledge-sharing philosophy, we are committed to fostering the professional development of our members and employees, giving the public access to high-quality information. We promote the importance of timely, relevant and forward-looking information to help users of CPA services and other stakeholders make decisions critical to their financial success. We are the first association to become ISO 9001-certified, thanks to our dedicated team of over 650 individuals supporting the membership and its activities. To achieve our vision of the future, one of our ongoing programs is an ambitious effort to redefine the CPA profession by identifying both challenges and opportunities for our members in the next ten to twenty years.
AICPA's national headquarters is based in New York City with three additional locations in Washington, DC, Jersey City, NJ and Lewisville, TX. Founded in 1887, the AICPA established accountancy as a profession distinguished by rigorous education requirements, high professional standards, a strict code of professional ethics, a licensing status and a commitment to serving the public interest. The AICPA is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to fostering diversity in the workplace.