Updating Accounting Education for the ‘CPA Evolution’

In Brief

The CPA Evolution initiative is a joint effort between the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the AICPA that seeks to align the CPA licensure model with the changing landscape of the accounting profession. Responsibilities previously performed by CPAs are increasingly outsourced, automated, or completed by paraprofessionals. Today’s CPAs complete tasks that require deeper critical thinking, problem solving, and professional judgment. Changes to the CPA licensure model necessitate changes in accounting education. This article examines the nature of the proposed changes to the CPA licensure model and sets forth an education framework to adapt to

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