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Accounting Web Resources
Accounting Glossary of Terms
Even before you become a CPA, you’ll have to get to know the lingo. Brush up on your accounting terms and you’ll see a big ROI in your next interview. (FYI, “ROI” is one of the words in this handy glossary.)
A leading information resource for public accountants – serving the community of professionals who provide tax preparation, bookkeeping, auditing, financial planning, and business advisory and consulting services to individuals and small businesses.
Bureau of the Fiscal Service
The Bureau promotes the financial integrity and operational efficiency of the federal government through exceptional accounting, financing, collections, payments, and shared services.
Financial Accounting Standards Board
FASB is the independent, private-sector, not-for-profit organization that establishes financial accounting and reporting standards for public and private companies and not-for-profit organizations that follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Financial Crimes Enforcement Network
The mission of the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network is to safeguard the financial system from illicit use, combat money laundering and its related crimes including terrorism, and promote national security through the strategic use of financial authorities and the collection, analysis, and dissemination of financial intelligence.
Government Financial Accounting Standards
GASB is the independent, private-sector organization that establishes accounting and financial reporting standards for U.S. state and local governments that follow Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
Internal Revenue Service
The IRS is a bureau of the Department of the Treasury and works to provide America's taxpayers top quality service by helping them understand and meet their tax responsibilities and enforce the law with integrity and fairness to all.
U.S. Government Accountability Office
GAO is an independent, nonpartisan agency that examines how taxpayer dollars are spent and provides Congress and federal agencies with objective, reliable information to help the government save money and work more efficiently.
United States Tax Court
Provides a national forum for the expeditious resolution of disputes between taxpayers and the Internal Revenue Service; carefully considers the merits of each case; and ensures a uniform interpretation of the Internal Revenue Code.
CPA Exam Information
CPA Examination Official Site
Provides exam candidates with the format, content and information about the Certified Public Accountant (CPA) exam, and includes a tutorial and sample tests.
CPA Exam Guide
Everything you need to know about how to prepare for and take the CPA Exam.
National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA)
Provides links to the state boards that set the licensing and education requirements for accountants in the U.S. and to listings of the types of accounting licenses and privileges offered by each state.
Professional Associations and Organizations
Accounting & Financial Women's Alliance
AFWA promotes the professional growth of women in all facets of accounting and finance. Members increase their career potential by connecting with colleagues, receiving education and mentorship to advance their careers, and developing leadership skills.
American Accounting Association
This organization works to discipline and profession of accounting through education, research, and service.
American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Over 431,000 members in 130 countries and territories, representing many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.
The Institute of Internal Auditors
The IIA is the internal audit profession's global voice, recognized authority, acknowledged leader, chief advocate, and principal educator.
National Society of Accountants
NSA provides national leadership and helps its members achieve success in the profession of accountancy and taxation through the advocacy of practice rights and the promotion of high standards in ethics, education, and professional excellence.
TED Talk: 6 Ways to Improve Your Relationship with Money
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