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PFP process

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With the increased demand for financial planners and the integrated nature of clients’ financial situations, CPAs are well positioned to address these needs in an objective and ethical manner. Based on the AICPA Competency Framework: Tax and Personal Financial Planning, these learning resources are designed to help CPA financial planners enhance their competency and understand the knowledge and skills necessary to provide specialized and integrated financial planning engagements whether in tax, estate, retirement, investments or insurance planning.

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Two Lies & One Truth about Personal Financial Planning

Helping clients realize their financial dreams offers opportunity to open up new revenue streams for your practice and increase retention.

Article PFP process Foundational

Life Planning: The Conversation of a Lifetime

This article discusses “life planning," including how it differs from traditional financial planning and the benefits of being a life planner.

Article PFP process Foundational

The CPA's Guide to Financial and Estate Planning

This publication provides guidance to planners who advise clients in estate, tax, retirement, investment and risk management matters.

Report Process, taxation & strategies Intermediate

Statement on Standards in Personal Financial Planning Service - Compliance Toolkit

To aid in determining both applicability of SSPFPS No. 1 and compliance with it, the AICPA has developed the Standards in PFP: Compliance Toolkit.

Tool PFP process Foundational