New York (Dec. 3, 2003) -- Overall, 2003 was a good year for the American Institute of CPAs, according to chief executive Barry Melancon, who cited institute-led developments such as reformatting the former SEC Practice Section, retaining the trio of specialty credentials and the pending debut of the electronic CPA exam.

“If you look at what we’ve done with our audit centers, setting the credentials up for success, and operationally, we had a good year, if you consider October [at the institute’s fall meeting of Council] the end of a tumultuous year or year and a half.”

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