Institute Launches New Website

BY ALEXANDRA DEFELICE

The AICPA has rebuilt its website, aicpa.org. The site, which launched May 10, allows for improved search, navigation and user interactivity. The following are some things members can now do:

 

 Maneuver around the various AICPA Web properties after signing in only once. In the past, members might have needed to log in with a different user name and password for aicpa.org, the cpa2biz.com website, various member sections, and Volunteer Central. Now only one username/password is needed. Registering with the site provides access to member-only information and tools. This can be done by clicking on “Sign In” in the upper-right corner of any aicpa.org Web page and entering an existing username/password (for example, one established for cpa2biz.com, an audit quality center or a membership section).

 

 Users who do not already have an online account can register to create a new account. First click on “Sign In” and then choose “Register” at the top of any Web page. AICPA members can use the “Check to See if You Already Have an Account” feature to create a new account by supplying their last name and either their member number or e-mail address. Member numbers can be found on the JofA mailing label.

 

 Watch videos related to the accounting profession on AICPA TV. These include interviews with leaders in the profession on timely news topics, and cover a wide range of other topics. Videos appear throughout all sections of the site and are searchable by topic. There also are tutorials to help visitors with several of the site’s new features.

 

 Receive the latest news from CPA Letter Daily, the JofA and other AICPA resources. There is also a direct link to journalofaccountancy.com.

 

 Subscribe to more than 20 RSS feeds for daily news updates, alerts on new standards, and articles from publications such as the JofA and newsletters. The feeds are organized by interest area such as Accounting and Auditing, Tax and Information Technology and can be managed from one page.

 

 Share content through e-mail, LinkedIn, Facebook or a variety of other social media sites. Users can also rate articles.

 

 Receive online CPE through CPExpress and links to on-demand courses. AICPA CPE Online Grading provides real-time exam results. Upon passing an exam, participants can view which answers were incorrect and print CPE Certificates of Completion.

 

 Search and navigate the site more easily through use of topic tags—which list topics that are related to each article—or search by date or type of document.

 

 Research information on standards issued by the Auditing Standards Board, Accounting and Review Services Committee and Professional Ethics Executive Committee, as well as exposure drafts of standards proposed by the AICPA.

 

 Request help or provide feedback by contacting the member service center at 888-777-7077 during business hours from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. ET or via e-mail at service@aicpa.org. A list of FAQs is also available through the online help center. Visitors joining the AICPA through the site will be able to have an online chat with a customer service representative during business hours.

 

By Alexandra DeFelice, a JofA senior editor. To comment on this article or to suggest an idea for another article, contact her at adefelice@aicpa.org or 212-596-6122.

 

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