Accountants Confidence Index
Welcome to Accounting Today's Accountants Confidence Index. The ACI, published in partnership with ADP, is a monthly economic indicator that leverages the unparalleled insight of accountants into the strength and prospects of businesses in the U.S.
The ACI is created from a monthly poll of the Accounting Today Executive Research Council, an online community of more than one thousand tax and accounting professionals, who are asked to provide their short-term and mid-term estimates of the growth prospects of their own firms, their small, midsized and large business clients, and of the U.S. economy as a whole. Their responses are weighted and averaged to produce the ACI, with the most prominence given to the forecasts for their small-business clients (with a weighting of 4), followed by midsized clients (3), large clients (2), and their own firms and the economy (1 each).
Members of the ERC are also polled about a range of other issues and topics, from best practices in running an accounting firm to their use of the latest technology, and much more, with the results reported monthly.
To learn more about the ACI, watch our video.
Industry professionals who would like to join the Executive Research Council and participate in the ACI survey can contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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April 18, 2014
Jim Metzler, former AICPA vice president of small firm interests, and founder of Metzler Advisory Group, talks about how the CPA profession is changing.
April 14, 2014
Transition Advisors president Joel Sinkin talks about what firms should do after a merger to retain their clients and staff members.
April 2, 2014
Gale Crosley of Crosley + Company discusses the practice areas and international opportunities that firms often overlook in trying to grow.
March 31, 2014
Running a little late could have big repercussions, especially at a firm in the midst of busy season. From escaped zebras to must-see TV, employers told CareerBuilder some of the most memorable excuses they've heard from tardy employees.
March 19, 2014
The NAEAs collection of ridiculous things tax clients believe.
March 10, 2014
The firms with the highest 2013 revenue growth in our Top 100 Firms/Regional Leaders list.
March 3, 2014
As companies gain more affordable access to new technology and platforms, they also seek to make smarter investments.
January 31, 2014
The Minnesota Society of CPAs recently conducted its annual survey about the most strange and unusual tax deductions proposed by clients.