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.
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