Press Conference Call: AICPA-UNC to Release Results of Quarterly Economic Outlook Survey

Dec 03, 2010, 12:30 ET from American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

WASHINGTON, Dec. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- 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 slightly more optimistic about prospects for the U.S. economy and their organizations but see a degree of uncertainty that spells continuing caution.

The third quarter Business and Industry Economic Outlook Survey, which was conducted via an online questionnaire from Nov. 9-30, included 1,443 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, spending plans for 2011 and expectations for revenues, profits and hiring.

It is conducted jointly by AICPA and the University of North Carolina's Kenan-Flagler Business School.

What: Results from 4th quarter 2010 AICPA-UNC economic outlook survey

Who: Carol Scott, Vice President of Business, Industry and Government at the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants

When: Monday, Dec. 6, 11 am EST

Call-In: (866) 542-2941

Conference ID: 29743932

About the AICPA

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants ( 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    

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.


Bill Roberts

AICPA Media Relations


SOURCE American Institute of Certified Public Accountants