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American Institute of Certified Public Accountants


American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
1211 Avenue of the Americas
New York, NY 10036


Based in New York City, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is the national professional organization for all public accountants. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants provides members with resources to provide professional service to their clients. In order to fulfill this mission, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants works in advocacy, provides certification and licensing, promotes public awareness through communications and establishes industry standards.

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants was founded in 1887 as the American Association of Public Accountants. The name was changed two more times before the name was finally changed in 1957 to the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants provides professional resources in: taxes and accounting; business, industry and government; public accounting firm resources; peer review; professional ethics/code of conduct; personal financial planning; forensic valuation services; information technology; antifraud recourse center; financial literacy and exposure drafts.

Members in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants also have access to insurance benefits, retirement programs and access to special discounts for goods and services. To be eligible to be a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, prospective members must abide by the professional code of conduct and ethics and the bylaws of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Candidates must also go through a peer review, which includes the firm to be registered and inspected by the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) enroll in the Center for Public Company Audit Firms Peer Review Program (CPCAF PRP). All other firms may enroll in either the CPCAF PRP or the AICPA Peer Review Program (PRP). Candidates must also 120 hours of continuing education per year.

The members of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants have access to an online library through the University of Mississippi system. The library has access to over 1,000 full text materials, which includes the articles in the Accounting Historians Journal and the Accounting Historians Notebook, non-current AICPA exposure drafts, and an assortment of early pamphlets and illustrations. There are also more than 33,000 pamphlets in the online library collection.

Quick Facts:

  • There are more than 330,000 regular members and over 14,000 associate, student associate and international members in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

  • As part of their mission, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants monitors legislative issues and state licensing procedures.

  • The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants encourages members to participate in mentoring programs.
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