New York (Oct. 10, 2003) -- The New York State Society of CPAs' board called on its national organization to focus on the group’s overall role and direction, seeking a serious dialogue with the American Institute of CPAs' "that may result in substantive changes in mission, focus and leadership."
Likening the AICPA's situation to the current problems at the New York Stock Exchange, the board members said in a letter to the Institute that it was time to review the organization's mission and goals, and to commit to emphasizing its role as a professional association, rather than a trade group.. "We believe the AICPA is at the same critical juncture (as the NYSE)," the letter, signed by 38 of the 41 board members stated.
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