Magazine article The CPA Journal

What Happened to the Annual CPA in Industry Issue?

Magazine article The CPA Journal

What Happened to the Annual CPA in Industry Issue?

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Beginning with 1993, The CPA Journal designated February as CFA in industry month. Articles were chosen for that month's issue that would have special appeal to the more than 35% of our readers that are employed by companies, not-for-profit organizations, governments, and other entities and no longer hold themselves out to be in public practice.

Following last year's February issue, the editors took an informal survey of readers regarding the usefulness and acceptability of such an annual theme issue. Some of the responses--all questions (not like answering a question with a question)--went something as follows:

1. Why only one month during an entire year?

2. Many industry readers have the same demands on their time after the close of a calendar ear as do those in public practice, so why February?

3. Why not publish more industry-oriented feature articles on a continuous basis throughout the year?

4. While many features, including some related to accounting, taxes, and behavioral sciences, contain material of common interest to both public practice and industry, why not publish more that are more uniquely for us?

In looking for answers to these very pointed questions, we concluded our intentions were good, but the end result may not have been exactly what we had hoped for. …

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