Innovation & Change: The Future of the CPA Profession

Author: Melisa Galasso

CPE Credit:  1 hour for CPAs

This course will take a look at the future of the profession. Words like innovation and disruption are all around us. We’ll look at trends impacting the profession as well as the AICPA’s response to insure a profession that is ready for what the future holds. We’ll focus on new engagements the AICPA is considering and the skills CPAs will need to be successful!

Publication Date: April 2019

Topics Covered

  • AICPA— Accounting in Extraordinary Times
  • Women in the Profession
  • Recruitment & Succession Planning
  • Disruption
  • Globalization
  • Finance of the Future
  • Skills of the Future
  • Probability of Computerization
  • Challenges Facing the Profession
  • Proposed New Standards
  • Cybersecurity
  • Data Analytics
  • Sustainability & Integrated Reporting
  • Emerging Opportunities for Your A&A Practice
  • Resources

Learning Objectives

  • Identify and apply new engagement types proposed by the AICPA
  • Describe skills that will be needed by CPAs to be future ready
  • Identify examples of disruption occurring within the CPA profession
  • Identify skills of the future
  • Recognize key aspects of the future data analytics is the prospect of continuous
  • Identify the approximate percentage of women in the profession at firms with 100+ CPAs
  • Describe examples of disruption within the CPA profession
  • Describe big data analytics
  • Recognize which organization maintains sustainability accounting standards that help public corporations disclose material, decision-useful information to investors in mandatory filings


Instructional Method

NASBA Field of Study
Accounting (1 hour)

Program Prerequisites

Advance Preparation

Registration Options
Regular Fee $49.00

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