Thank you for the fact that Accounting Today continues to provide an independent voice for the CPA profession.Bill Carlino’s editorials are important because, as my following comments on one of his recent editorials indicates, I believe this profession is not just at a crossroads, or critical juncture, but teetering on the brink of complicity, and therefore irrelevance.

The given for this profession is that the only thing — I repeat, the only thing — that a CPA can do that no one else can do is perform and report on an independent certified financial audit.

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