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CPAs Target License Redesign to Meet Tech Needs

Aug. 8, 2019, 7:26 PM

Technology is rapidly altering the accounting profession, and the CPA license is about to change with it.

The American Institute of CPAs and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy want to hear from accountants on what changes to education, experience, and exam requirements would result in a tech-savvy, relevant certified public accountant, cementing the profession’s trusted status for the 21st century.

The two groups have published a set of five guiding principles and supporting concepts that will help the profession’s leaders develop a new set of CPA licensing requirements. The deadline to comment is Aug. 9, but conversations...

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