TheAICPA will announce the results of itsCPA Outlook Index(CPAOI), a measure of sentiment concerning the U.S. economy and business performance categories for the coming year, this Thursday, March 5, at 7:00 a.m. EST.

The poll was conducted February 10-26 via questionnaire. The quarterly CPAOI measures the views of CPAs serving in business and industry closest to the finances of their companies and who hold informed, sophisticated views of the economy. 

The AICPA survey also tracks the hiring expectations of CEOs, CFOs, controllers, and other senior-level CPAs over the next 12 months. (To compare, the U.S. Department of Labor’s February employment report, scheduled to be released March 6, looks back on the previous month’s hiring trends.)

The survey results will be posted on the AICPA Press Center, which also includes information on future plans for growth in marketing, training and business expansion, as well as anticipated changes in different categories of business spending.

For more information, head to the AICPA Press Centerhere.