Dugan & Lopatka and our professionals are actively involved in the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA), the national professional organization of Certified Public Accountants in the United States and abroad, with more than 650,000 members. We tap into the world’s most comprehensive source of professional resources; learning and development tools and programs; and networking opportunities.
AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.
The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; forensic accounting; business valuation; and information management and technology assurance. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation, which sets a new standard for global recognition of management accounting.