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October 19, 2011

AICPA appoints new chairman

Gregory Anton has been appointed chairman of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).

Elected by the AICPA’s council, Anton succeeds Paul Stahlin for the one-year volunteer position starting this month.

At his acceptance speech, Anton outlined AICPA’s agenda for the coming year, which included the continued push for private company financial reporting standards and the debut of a new management accounting credential – in partnership with the UK’s Chartered Institute of Management Accountants.

Anton also acknowledged that although technology has transformed the way financial information is collected, processed and presented, a CPA is valued for their uniquely human ability to “decipher, disseminate and manage knowledge.”

Anton is also the co-founder of Anton Collins Mitchell, an 85-employee accounting firm with offices in Denver and Greeley, Colorado.

 

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