Each quarter, the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants surveys finance decision-makers in the United States about their outlook for the coming 12 months. The fourth-quarter results show that sentiment has dipped regarding the domestic and global economies. The decline is in part due to subsiding euphoria of the first quarter and tax law changes, though the overall outlook remains strong. Ken Witt, CPA, CGMA, the Association’s lead technical manager for management accounting, delves further into the results, focusing on hiring plans and the top challenges facing businesses.
Identical twin brothers Harold Little, CPA, CGMA, Ph.D., and Carroll Little, CPA, DPA, share the unusual distinction of having both served as the chairs of AACSB-accredited accounting departments. The brothers look back at their journey from students to practitioners to faculty members.