NEW YORK, March 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants will release the results of its most recent quarterly survey of chief financial officers and senior-level executive Certified Public Accountants. The survey results show CPAs in executive and finance positions are more optimistic about prospects for the U.S. economy and their organizations and see slight improvement on the employment outlook, but have raised concerns about rising inflation.
The first quarter Business and Industry Economic Outlook Survey, which was conducted via an online questionnaire from Feb. 9-24, included 1168 CPAs who hold leadership positions as chief financial officers, chief executive officers, chief operating officers, or controllers in their companies. The survey provides insights on the outlook for the economy, the prospects for companies and expectations for revenues, profits and hiring.
It is conducted jointly by AICPA and the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School.
Results from first quarter 2011 AICPA-UNC economic outlook survey
Carol Scott, Vice President of Business, Industry and Government at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants
Thurs., March 3, 10:00 a.m. EST
Conference ID: 48290415
About the AICPA
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (www.aicpa.org) is the world's largest association representing the accounting profession, with nearly 370,000 members in 128 countries. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education, and consulting; membership is also available to accounting students and CPA candidates. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, non-profit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination. The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, D.C., Durham, N.C., Ewing, N.J. and Lewisville, Tex. Media representatives are invited to visit the AICPA Press Center at www.aicpa.org/press.
About UNC Kenan-Flagler
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Kenan-Flagler Business School is known for innovative research and extraordinary learning experiences. Its commitment to developing socially responsible, results driven leaders distinguishes its programs, which educate people at every stage of their careers. UNC Kenan-Flagler prepares business leaders to manage successfully in the global business environment through its Master of Accounting, MBA, MBA for Executives, undergraduate BSBA, Ph.D. and Executive Development programs. The Frank Hawkins Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise helps business and government tackle problems with impact on society. http://www.kenan-flagler.unc.edu
SOURCE American Institute of Certified Public Accountants