AICPA 125th Anniversary
This commemorative JofA issue celebrating the AICPA’s 125th anniversary provides a look at the people, events, trends, and tools that have defined the AICPA’s leadership role in the accounting profession throughout its history.
Ideas for the issue began with a conversation with accounting historian and professor Gary Previts, chair of the Department of Accountancy at Case Western Reserve University, almost two years ago and have come to fruition in articles and images that capture the AICPA’s long history and examine the opportunities that lie ahead for both the Institute and profession. We are grateful also to Dale L. Flesher and Tonya K. Flesher, associate dean and accounting professor, respectively, at the University of Mississippi; Jennifer Reynolds-Moehrle of the University of Missouri–St. Louis; Stephanie Moussalli of Rhodes College; former AICPA President Philip Chenok; former AICPA Chairman Robert Elliott; Ohio State Emeritus Professor of Accounting Dan Jensen; and Accounting Doctoral Scholars Program Executive Director Doyle Williams for their guidance.
Our goal for this issue was to go beyond commemorating the anniversary—to have the past come alive in words and pictures. Our photo shoot of accounting memorabilia helps do that. Selected from submissions of more than 400 members, the photos highlight the progression of the tools of the profession from the abacus to the iPad. We would also like to thank all the members who responded to our call and then entrusted us with their treasures.
If you prefer to read this commemorative issue on your iPad, click here to download the new AICPA members-only Journal of Accountancy News App for iPad.
—the JofA team