The American Accounting Association promotes worldwide excellence in accounting education, research and practice. Founded in 1916 as the American Association of University Instructors in Accounting, its present name was adopted in 1936. The Association is a voluntary organization of persons interested in accounting education and research.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is a professional association for accountants. Their Web site gives association news, developments, and career opportunities, as well as links to selected sites.
The Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) is officially recognized by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) for establishing standards of financial accounting. FASB Accounting Standards are available to students through the Accounting Department. Contact your professor to get access to FASB standards.
From the web site: “The mission of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board is to establish and improve standards of state and local governmental accounting and financial reporting that will result in useful information for users of financial reports and guide and educate the public, including issuers, auditors, and users of those financial reports.”
The goal of the IFRS Foundation and the IASB is to develop a single set of high-quality, understandable, enforceable and globally accepted financial reporting standards based upon clearly articulated principles.
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The Ultimate Accountants' Reference provides an overview of all aspects of the accounting function, including accounting rules and regulations, transactions, control points, and internal and external reports.
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