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Glossary definition: Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA)

AICPA: Global Accounting Organization

The Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA) is an organization that represents the global accounting profession. It is the world’s largest accounting body, with more than 650,000 members in over 130 countries. Its members include CPAs, Chartered Professional Accountants (CPAs) and Certified Management Accountants (CMAs). The AICPA sets the ethical and technical standards for the accounting profession, and provides guidance and resources to help its members stay current on changes in the profession. It also offers educational and certification programs, such as the CPA Exam and the CMA Exam, as well as continuing professional education. The AICPA also advocates for the profession and works to promote the public interest by advocating for sound financial reporting and disclosure, and by advocating for the protection of the public’s financial interests. It also works to ensure that the public has access to accurate and reliable financial information.