The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is the world’s largest association representing the accounting profession, with more than 412,000 members in 144 countries and a 125-year heritage of serving the public interest. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.
The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance.
Recognizing that business has increasingly become more international, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants through a joint venture between the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants established the Chartered Global Management Accountant in order to sets the international standard for the global management accounting. United by global quality standards for ethics and performance, the CGMA maintains distinct credibility and positioning among worldwide business designations.
Association of Certified Fraud Examiners
The ACFE is the world’s largest anti-fraud organization and premier provider of anti-fraud training and education. Together with more than 75,000 members, the ACFE is reducing business fraud world-wide and inspiring public confidence in the integrity and objectivity within the profession.
The mission of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners is to reduce the incidence of fraud and white-collar crime and to assist in fraud detection and deterrence.
The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy was created in 1915 by the Texas Legislature to protect the public by ensuring that persons issued certificates as certified public accountants (CPA) possess the necessary education, skills, and capabilities and that they perform competently in the profession of public accountancy. The Board does this by promulgating and enforcing rules of practice and procedures for individual CPAs and CPA firms licensed in the state of Texas.
The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) is a nonprofit, professional organization representing Texas CPAs. TSCPA has 20 local chapters statewide and has 27,000 members. The Society is committed to serving the public interest with programs that advance the highest standards of ethics and practice within the CPA profession.