Every year or so, we check in with AICPA president Barry Melancon to take the pulse of the profession and the Institute. Since we last spoke, Sarbanes-Oxley has been passed, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board has been established, and Melancon himself has weathered a number of personal media firestorms. In a wide-ranging interview with WebCPA editor Tracey Miller-Segarra, a portion of which was published in Accounting Today, Melancon answered some tough questions, and gave us his read on what the near future holds.

How will the passage of Sarbanes-Oxley change the Institute's focus?

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