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Links to Additional Accounting Information

Note: Links to the following websites are provided for your convenience and information and do not constitute official endorsement by the colleges of DCCCD.

  • Accreditation for Accountancy and Taxation (ACAT) offers four credentials and a certificate, as well as information on choosing a tax preparer with nationally recognized credentials, preparing for the Accredited Business Accountant (ABA) and Accredited Tax Preparer (ATP) exams and Continuing Professional Education requirements to maintain credentials.
  • The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) has information about careers in certified public accounting and CPA standards and examinations.
  • AICPA Student Affiliate Membership program is designed to help you from the earliest stages of your college career through passing the CPA exam and conducting a job search.
  • The American Institute of Professional Bookkeepers (AIPB) is the bookkeeping profession’s national association, whose 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, AIPB also provides information on obtaining the Certified Bookkeeper (CB) designation.
  • The Association of Government Accountants (AGA) serves government accountability professionals with professional development and certification opportunities and support of standards and research to advance government accountability.
  • The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International) provides information on accredited business and accounting programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • The Bureau of Labor Statistics of the U.S. Department of Labor provides information about bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks, including nature of the work, working conditions, training, other qualifications, advancement, employment, job outlook, earnings and related occupations.
  • The Information Systems Audit and Control Association (ISACA), serving governance professionals, has information on careers in information systems auditing and exams for the Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) and Certified Information Security Manager (CISM) designations.
  • The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) offers information on careers in internal auditing and obtaining the Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certification in Control Self-Assessment (CCSA), Certified Financial Services Auditor (CFSA) and Certified Government Auditing Professional (CGAP) designations. IIA will offer those exams using computer-based testing beginning in February 2008.
  • The Institute of Management Accountants (IMA) promotes the business-building role of management accountants and finance professionals working inside organizations and offers the Certified Management Accountant (CMA), a prestigious global certification.
  • The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) provides information on CPA licensure requirements by state.
  • The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) is Texas' professional association for CPAs. Founded in 1915, TSCPA has more than 28,000 members in public practice, business and industry, government and education, and offers student memberships.  
  • The Texas State Board of Public Accountancy has the responsibility and authority to regulate the practice of public accountancy in Texas through qualifications, licensing and enforcement and has information on the CPA exam and licensing renewal.