Industry Associations

American Accounting Association

The American Accounting Association promotes worldwide accounting education, research and practice. The Association is a voluntary organization of persons interested in accounting education and research.

American Bankers Association - Center for Regulatory Compliance

ABA's Center for Regulatory Compliance is a gateway to support for meeting the challenges of managing compliance risk. It provides direct access to regulatory expertise, up-to-date reports on agency initiatives, and the resources to assist organizations in keeping pace with the demands of supervisory oversight.

Association of Government Accountants

The Association of Government Accountants is dedicated to the enhancement of public financial management. AGA serves the professional interests of financial managers, from local, state and federal governments, as well as public accounting firms, responsible for effectively using billions of dollars and other monetary resources every day.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is a U.S. professional organization for Certified Public Accountants. Its mission is to provide members with the resources, information, and leadership that enable them to provide valuable services in the highest professional manner to benefit the public as well as employers and clients.

Basel II CPA
Basel II Compliance Professionals Association

Basel II is the second Basel Accord. It contains recommendations by bank supervisors and central bankers from the 13 countries making up the Basel Committee on Banking Supervision to revise the international standards for measuring the adequacy of a bank's capital. It was created to promote greater consistency in the way banks and banking regulators approach risk management across national borders.

Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission

COSO is an independent private sector initiative which studies the causal factors that can lead to fraudulent financial reporting and develops recommendations for public companies and their independent auditors, for the SEC and other regulators, and for educational institutions.

Computer Security Institute

The Computer Security Institute (CSI) is a membership organization specifically dedicated to serving and training the information, computer and network security professional. CSI delivers education and aggressively advocates the critical importance of protecting information assets. CSI sponsors two conferences annually, targeted at those entering the field, as well as to experienced practioners. CSI also publishes the annual CSI/FBI Computer Crime and Security Survey.

Financial Accounting Standards Board

The Financial Accounting Standards Board is the designated organization in the U.S. for establishing standards of financial accounting and reporting. Those standards govern the preparation of financial reports and are officially recognized as authoritative by the Securities and Exchange Commission and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. The standards are considered essential to the efficient functioning of the economy because investors, creditors, auditors, and others rely on credible, transparent and comparable financial information.

Financial Executives International

Financial Executives International (FEI) is an advocate for the views of corporate financial management. Its 15,000 members hold policy-making positions as chief financial officers, treasurers, and controllers. FEI enhances member professional development through peer networking, career planning services, conferences, publications, and special reports and research. Members participate in the activities of 86 chapters, 75 of which are in the United States and 11 in Canada.

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