Accounting Education

AICPA, NASBA launch CPA Evolution Model Curriculum

The AICPA and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) have launched the CPA Evolution Model Curriculum (CPAEMC), a recommended blueprint for an accounting program designed to help educators prepare graduates for the changing demands of the CPA profession.

Resilient accounting students suffer less burnout

A study of accounting students revealed that more resilient students had stronger mental health and were less likely to experience burnout. Kenneth J. Smith, CPA, one of the study’s authors, observes that resilience is a skill that can be learned.

Diverse faculty attracts diverse students

Professors can shape a student’s experiences, influencing whether students take a course or pursue a career because the person at the front of the classroom looks like them. The first Black CPA Ph.D.s have played an important role in attracting generations of future Black CPAs.

CPA Evolution Model Curriculum FAQs

Jan Taylor-Morris, academic in residence at the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, representing AICPA & CIMA, gives answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about the CPA Evolution Model Curriculum launching this June.

See descriptive statistics in Excel

Learn how to use Excel to quickly calculate basic descriptive statistics for a dataset, including mean, standard deviation, minimums, and maximums.

What we can do to increase the number of Black CPAs

African Americans are still underrepresented in the accounting profession: Only 2% of CPAs are Black. In this second part of a two-episode podcast, we look at what the profession can do to increase the number of Black CPAs.

How an academic fellowship can boost your career

Taking an academic fellowship with an institution such as the SEC or the PCAOB is a big commitment. But doing so could reap benefits for your scholarship and teaching, and even change the course of your career.

Various ways to display formulas in Excel

There are a number of different ways that you can display formulas in Excel. This can be useful when investigating why a certain formula isn’t working correctly or when grading your students’ worksheets to ensure they are using formulas correctly.

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100th ANNIVERSARY

Black CPA Centennial, 1921–2021

With 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of the first Black licensed CPA in the United States, a yearlong campaign kicked off to recognize the nation’s Black CPAs and encourage greater progress in diversity, inclusion, and equity in the CPA profession.