While the American Institute of CPAs' recent efforts have focused on strengthening its advocacy and outreach programs, more traditional accounting issues such as peer review, private company GAAP and the ongoing relocation to North Carolina headlined the institute's 2006 Spring meeting of Council."This has been a year of significant transformation," institute president and chief executive officer Barry Melancon told attendees at the three-day confab, held here. "We've wrestled with some difficult and emotional issues."

Topping the AICPA's 2006 to-do list was coordinating the relocation logistics as many of the institute's divisions - including operations, publishing and conferences, among others - prepare to move to Durham, N.C.

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