Over a six-month period, CPA Horizons 2025 sought the insights of CPAs on current and forecasted trends that will surely impact not only the profession, but also the world. Through an interactive survey, 16 in-person forums, online discussions and focus groups, more than 5,600 CPAs weighed in, spending a cumulative 6,000 hours, and generating in excess of 75,000 individual comments relating to the current state and future of the CPA profession. This major effort, undertaken in partnership with the state CPA societies, builds upon the previous CPA Vision effort.
In order to synthesize this significant amount of grassroots feedback, an esteemed 22-member group, selected to form an Advisory Panel representing all member segments of the profession (by practice area, age, gender and diversity) and the state CPA societies, carefully reviewed and refined the input, defining the profession's Core Purpose, Values and Competencies. The research shows that the entire profession — from sole practitioners to medium and large firm members to members in business and industry to those in government and academia — has a bright future and will need to respond quickly and competitively to the shifting ground on political, economic, social, technological and regulatory fronts.
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