On Accounting Standards


believe that reducing the complexity of accounting standards is an important issue facing the accounting profession. The SEC staff’s study on off-balance-sheet arrangements that was issued this past June highlighted this observation along with several initiatives aimed at improving the transparency of financial reporting.”

—Alison Spivey, SEC, remarks at the AICPA Business and Industry Conference, New York City, October 2005.


6 key areas of change for accountants and auditors

New accounting standards on revenue recognition, leases, and credit losses present implementation challenges. This independently-written report identifies the hurdles that accounting professionals face and provides tips for overcoming the challenges.


How tax reform will impact individual taxpayers

Amy Wang, a CPA who is a senior technical manager for tax advocacy at the AICPA, answers to some of the most common questions on how the new tax reform law will impact individual taxpayers.