Today, the 16th, is the last day for voting on the proposal of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountant (AICPA with CPA) to merge with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) to create a new Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA with professional instead of pubic) that will promote the interests of CPAs and management accountants.
Yes, this would produce two AICPAs, with operations of the AICPA, the AICPA, and the CIMA all being conducted out of the AICPA office in North Carolina.
My worry is this will dilute the effort of the current AICPA to pay attention to the world of CPAs.
My previous posts:
- On that merger of the AICPA and the CIMA resulting in a new AICPA.
- One framework for the ideal CPA trade association – Implications for the proposed AICPA-CIMA merger
- Ballots are out for the proposed AICPA merger with CIMA
There is still time to vote no, in order to prevent dilution of the CPA brand. Find that old email and cast your vote today.