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Accounting & Taxation Library Guide: WEB RESOURCES


Accountancy Board of Ohio

AccountantsWorld: Widely used portal for accountants - vast array of free resources, tools and services. Information filter for academic accountants.

The Accounting Hall of Fame: Established at The Ohio State University in 1950 to honor accountants who have made significant contributions to the advancement of accounting.

AICPA Code of Professional Conduct
AICPA Professional Ethics Division

American Accounting Association (AAA): Promotes excellence in accounting education, research and practice.

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA): National, professional organization for all Certified Public Accountants. 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.
AICPA: CPA Links: Gateway for other accounting-related sites.

American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB): 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.

Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance (AFWA): Mission 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.

American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA): National organization dedicated to serving women CPAs - provides a supportive environment and valuable resources for members to achieve personal and professional goals through various opportunities including leadership, networking and education.

AuditNet: The Global Resource for Auditors: Links, tools and resources developed for the benefit of auditors by Jim Kaplan CIA, CFE, CSM.

Big 4 Accounting Firms:
      ♦ Deloitte
      ♦ Ernst & Young
      ♦ KPMG
      ♦ PriceWaterhouseCoopers

CPAdirectory: Online database of Certified Public Accountants.

CPAnet: Accounting online community - find resourceful websites, utilize the Internet to gain new business, improve the quality of client service and conduct efficient and effective research.

Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting: Supports the advancement of women in the accounting profession through the funding of education, research, career literature, publications and other projects.

Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board (FASAB): Mission 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.

Federation of Tax Administrators (FTA): 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.

Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB): 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. The FASB develops broad accounting concepts as well as standards for financial reporting and provides guidance on implementation of standards.

Government Accountability Office (GAO): 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.

Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB): 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.

The Institute of Internal Auditors (IAA): International professional association recognized as the internal audit profession’s leader in certification, education, research, and technological guidance.

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA): 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): 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: Forms & Publications

International Federation of Accountants (IFA): Global organization for the accountancy profession, IFA 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.

International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) & International Accounting Standards Board (IASB): The IASB is the independent standard-setting body of the IFRS Foundation, an independent, not-for-profit private sector organisation working in the public interest.

National Society of Accountants (NSA): Represents independent practitioners who provide accounting, tax, auditing, financial and estate planning, and management services to individuals and businesses. Most members are sole practitioners or partners in small- to medium-size accounting firms.

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 to the possibilities of a CPA career.

Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB): 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.

Rutgers Accounting Web

The Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC): Mission is to protect investors, maintain fair, orderly, and efficient markets, and facilitate capital formation.

Tax Resources on the Web: Gateway to tax resources available on the Web, organized by subject area. Tax, Accounting and Payroll Sites Directory: Comprehensive index of web-based tax and accounting resources.