Accounting & Taxation Guide
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This site has become one of the most widely used portals for accountants and offers a vast array of free resources, tools and services.
- AccountantsWorld Directory of Accounting Professionals
Find a local Accountant, CPA or Tax Professional to meet your needs
This site is designed to be an information filter for academic accountants and therefore contains information of direct relevance to this community.
- The Accounting Hall of Fame
The Accounting Hall of Fame was established at The Ohio State University in 1950 for the purpose of honoring accountants who have made or are making significant contributions to the advancement of accounting since the beginning of the twentieth century. Through 2006, 80 leading accountants from the United States and other countries have been elected to the Hall of Fame.
- American Accounting Association (AAA)
The American Accounting Association promotes worldwide excellence in accounting education, research and practice. Founded in 1916 as the American Association of University Instructors in Accounting, its present name was adopted in 1936. The Association is a voluntary organization of persons interested in accounting education and research.
- The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA)
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants is the national, professional organization for all 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. In fulfilling its mission, the AICPA works with state CPA organizations and gives priority to those areas where public reliance on CPA skills is most significant.
- AICPA: CPA Links
CPA Links is a gateway for AICPA Online users who wish to visit other accounting-related sites on the Internet.
- American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB)
The American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers is the bookkeeping profession’s national association. AIPB’s mission is to achieve recognition of bookkeepers as accounting professionals; keep bookkeepers up to date on changes in bookkeeping, accounting and tax; answer bookkeepers’ everyday bookkeeping and accounting questions; and certify bookkeepers who meet high, national standards. Founded in 1987. Current membership: 30,000.
- American Society of Women Accountants (ASWA)
The mission of ASWA is to enable women in all accounting and related fields to achieve their full personal, professional and economic potential and to contribute to the future development of their profession. Members include partners in national, regional and local CPA firms, financial officers, controllers, academicians, financial analysts and data processing consultants, recent college graduates and women returning to the work force.
- American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA)
The American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA) is a national organization dedicated to serving all women CPAs. The AWSCPA provides a supportive environment and valuable resources for members to achieve their personal and professional goals through various opportunities including leadership, networking and education.
- AuditNet: The Global Resource for Auditors
The auditors Web portal with links, tools and resources developed for the benefit of auditors by Jim Kaplan CIA, CFE, CSM.
- Business and Accounting Ethics
Dr. Katherine T. Smith, Business Author and Dr. L. Murphy Smith, CPA, Professor of Accounting, Texas A&M University
- Careers in Accounting
This site is designed to help you find a rewarding and interesting job in the world of accounting. You will find some of the best info on the ‘net on fields like public accounting, tax, auditing and managerial accounting. You will also find links to quite a few other sites and some great books.
The largest online database of Certified Public Accountants.
Lists CPA web sites and provide a placement service for those interested in working for a CPA Firm.
CPAnet is a website resource to help accountants interact in an online community, find resourceful websites tailored to their needs, utilize the Internet to gain new business, improve the quality of client service and conduct efficient and effective research.
- The Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting
The mission of the Educational Foundation is to support the advancement of women in the accounting profession through the funding of education, research, career literature, publications and other projects. The Educational Foundation encourages and enables women to enter the accounting profession and empowers them to achieve equal opportunities and equal rewards.
- Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB)
The mission of the FASAB is to promulgate federal accounting standards after considering the financial and budgetary information needs of citizens, congressional oversight groups, executive agencies, and the needs of other users of federal financial information. This website provides access to all publications issued by FASAB including exposure drafts, the volumes presenting Original Pronouncements and current text, newsletters, minutes and meeting agendas.
- Federation of Tax Administrators (FTA)
The Federation of Tax Administrators (FTA) was organized in 1937 to improve the quality of state tax administration by providing services to state tax authorities and administrators. These services include research and information exchange, training, and intergovernmental and interstate coordination. The Federation also represents the interests of state tax administrators before federal policymakers where appropriate.
- Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB)
The mission of the FASB 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. The FASB develops broad accounting concepts as well as standards for financial reporting. It also provides guidance on implementation of standards.
- Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB)
The mission of the Governmental Accounting Standards Board 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.
- The Institute of Internal Auditors (IAA)
Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association of more than 150,000 members with global headquarters in Altamonte Springs, Fla., United States. Throughout the world, The IIA is recognized as the internal audit profession’s leader in certification, education, research, and technological guidance.
- Institute of Management Accountants (IMA)
The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) is the world’s leading organization dedicated to empowering management accounting and finance professionals to drive business performance. IMA is dedicated to rebalancing the accountancy profession by educating society regarding the business building role of management accountants and finance professionals working inside organizations.
- Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
The IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and one of the world’s most efficient tax administrators. The IRS’ mission is to provide America’s taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and by applying the tax law with integrity and fairness to all.
- Internal Revenue Service Data Books
Published annually by the IRS and contains statistical tables and organizational information on a fiscal year basis. The report provides data on collecting the revenue, enforcing the law, assisting the taxpayer, and managing the system, as well as lists of key officials and an organizational chart. The IRS Data Book also presents lists of principal officers and the IRS organization chart. These are located at the back of the report.
- Internal Revenue Service: Forms & Publications
- International Accounting Standards Board (IASB)
On 1 April 2001, the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) assumed accounting standard-setting responsibilities from its predecessor body, the International Accounting Standards Committee. This was the culmination of a restructuring based on the recommendations of the report Recommendations on Shaping IASC for the Future.
- International Federation of Accountants (IFA)
As the global organization for the accountancy profession, IFAC is committed to protecting the public interest by developing high quality international standards, promoting strong ethical values, encouraging quality practice, and supporting the development of all sectors of the profession around the world.
- National Society of Accountants (NSA)
NSA and its affiliates represent more than 30,000 independent practitioners who provide accounting, tax, auditing, financial and estate planning, and management services to 19 million individuals and businesses. Most members are sole practitioners or partners in small- to medium-size accounting firms. NSA protects its members’ right to practice and protects the public by requiring its members to adhere to a strict Code of Ethics.
- Ohio Society of CPAs
The Ohio CPA Foundation works hand in hand with educators and members of the CPA profession. Together with volunteers and sponsors, they fund programs that open students’ imaginations to the possibilities of a CPA career. These programs encourage students to major in accounting and support them on their way to becoming tomorrow’s CPAs and business leaders.
- Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB)
The PCAOB is a private-sector, non-profit corporation, created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002, to oversee the auditors of public companies in order to protect the interests of investors and further the public interest in the preparation of informative, fair, and independent audit reports.
- Start Here Go Places in Business and Accounting
If you’re a high school or college student interested in a successful career in business and accounting, The Start Here Go Places website is a free resource that can help you get there. You may be unsure of the path you want to take, and where to find consolidated resources to help you determine your career choices. Now’s your chance to learn about all that the study of accounting and the pursuit of CPA certification has to offer—it’s a path to achieving a successful, rewarding and challenging career.
- Tax Foundation: State Tax and Spending Policy
The Tax Foundation’s State Tax and Spending Policy section provides a comprehensive resource for information on tax and spending policy in the 50 U.S. states.
- Tax Resources on the Web
This site is made available as a public service. Its purpose is to provide a gateway to tax resources available on the World Wide Web. The information is organized by subject area.
- TAXSites.com: Tax, Accounting and Payroll Sites Directory
Tax and Accounting Sites Directory is a comprehensive index of web-based tax and accounting resources. The directory is designed to be a starting point for people who are searching for tax and accounting information, products, and services. The links in the directory generally appear in alphabetical order by category.
- U.S. Department of Labor: Bureau of Labor Statistics: Occupational Outlook Handbook: Accountants & Auditors
Nature of the Work; Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement; Employment; Job Outlook; Projections Data; Earnings; OES Data; Related Occupations; Sources of Additional Information.
- U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO)
The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is known as “the investigative arm of Congress” and “the congressional watchdog.” GAO supports the Congress in meeting its constitutional responsibilities and helps improve the performance and ensure the accountability of the federal government for the benefit of the American people. GAO’s work includes oversight of federal programs; insight into ways to make government more efficient, effective, ethical and equitable; and foresight of long-term trends and challenges. GAO’s reports, testimonies, legal decisions and opinions make a difference for Congress and the Nation.
- U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)
The mission of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.
- The Web Site of the New York State Society of CPAs: Accounting Terminology Guide
The NYSSCPA has prepared this glossary as an educational tool for journalists who report on and interpret financial information.