Professional Organizations for the Accounting Industry

Professional and Standard-Setting Organizations for the Accounting Industry

Federal Resources

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)

AICPA is the national professional organization for all Certified Public Accountants in the United States. Among other activities, it is responsible for maintaining the highest level of uniform certification and licensing in connection to the CPA designation as well as establishing and monitoring professional standards of performance for the public accounting industry.
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Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)

Its mission is to establish and improve standards of financial accounting and reporting for the guidance and education of the public, including issuers, auditors, and users of financial information.
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Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)

Its mission 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.
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State Resources

Washington State Society of CPAs (WSCPA)

The WSCPA is the Washington State professional organization of Certified Public Accountants. Its website provides information for CPAs, clients and students regarding accounting topics and the industry at large, as well as descriptions of services and professional education available through the WSCPA.
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Canadian Organizations

Chartered Professional Accountants of Canada (CPA-Canada)

CPA-Canada advances the interests of its members and the public through national and international representation and the establishment of professional standards, practices, and services for its provincial affiliates.
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Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia (CPA-BC)

CPA-BC promotes the excellence of its members and advances the accounting profession through education, certification, and a dedication to lifelong learning.
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