The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) sets national standards for the accounting profession and functions as an advocate before legislative bodies, public interest groups and other organizations.
The Governmental Audit Quality Center (GAQC) is a special interest area of AICPA that provides additional accreditations for CPAs experienced in performing governmental and not-for-profit audits.
The Employee Benefit Plan Audit Quality Center (EBPAQC) is a special interest area of AICPA that assists CPA firms with the unique complexities of employee benefit plan audits.
The Illinois CPA Society (ICPAS) represents the statewide interests of CPAs in public accounting and consulting, corporate accounting and finance, not-for-profit, government, education and affiliated member groups. ICPAS provides members access to professional directories, legislation monitoring in Springfield, peer review, licensing and continuing education resources.
The National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts (NACVA) trains and certifies financial professionals in business and intangible asset valuation services as well as in financial forensic services, including damages determinations and fraud detection and prevention.