Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

Information Technology Division Expands Services for Members

Academic journal article Journal of Accountancy

Information Technology Division Expands Services for Members

Article excerpt

The AICPA information technology division, the newest of the Institute's technical membership divisions, offers a range of services that should offset the division's $100 annual dues, whether the member is in public practice, industry, education or government.

Publications

The division distributes five types of publications, each aimed at satisfying a different member need.

* Infotech Update, the division's quarterly newsletter, gives members practical advice on applying recent technological developments in their practices or other places of employment.

* Technology alerts are onepage advisories on newsworthy technological topics. Technology alerts recently have been released on computer viruses and telephone fraud. While the timing of technology alerts depends on news developments, the division hopes to publish at least four each year.

* Technology bulletins are 8- to 10-page updates on existing information technologies that are either being enhanced or used more extensively. The division intends to publish at least two technology bulletins per year.

* Practice aids are detailed reports 20 to 50 pages in length showing existing technologies can be applied to CPA practices. The division, which issued the Practice aid CPA Firm Technology Planning Guide in 1992, intends to issue at least one aid per year. …

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