Non-CPA “CPA” Firms? Really?

What the AICPA and NASBA could learn from other professions.

By Donny C. Shimamoto, CPA.CITP, CGMA

I’ve been watching NASBA and the AICPA communicate the need for a change to the requirements to be CPA. While their rationale may seem to make sense, I’m not sure I agree with their direction  – enabling more non-accountants to be CPAs.

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When I think further about the bigger picture of the accounting profession, I believe the accounting profession needs to be more cohesive and inclusive – and perhaps that is the better course to pursue.