AICPA to announce new model accounting curriculum at online event

The free online event, to be held June 15-16, will provide attendees with a ‘thorough overview’ of the model curriculum

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) will unveil the new CPA Evolution Model Accounting Curriculum during a launch event which will be jointly hosted with the American Accounting Association (AAA).

According to the group, the new curriculum is designed to support accounting education programs to meet the needs of the profession and to “transition current” programs in response to CPA Evolution.

The free online event, to be held June 15-16, will provide attendees with a “thorough overview” of the model curriculum. The event is open to all who are interested, including members of the media.

During the two-day event, task force members who developed the curriculum will give in-depth presentations, walking through emerging topics and learning objectives – while also addressing how accounting programs might prepare students for the information systems and controls, business analysis and reporting and tax compliance and planning disciplines.

The curriculum is tied to the CPA Evolution initiative, which the AICPA governing council and NASBA board of directors voted in 2020 to advance and culminates with a new Uniform CPA Exam in 2024.

Daniel J. Dustin, NASBA VP, said: “The model curriculum is the product of a significant effort by a group of dedicated educators, regulators and practitioners to evolve the education model to incorporate the necessary skills and competencies needed by newly licensed CPAs to service their clients and protect the public interest in a technology-driven environment.”

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