The increased availability of readily accessible information has
provided professional accountants with news of changes in the
industry that can impact their roles. Fortunately, immediate
access to changes in laws, regulations, and standards is
available through the websites of both federal and state
governments, as well as associations that support the accounting
and financial industries.
After visiting the websites of professional accounting
organizations, discuss the continually evolving role of the
professional accountant. How has the role evolved in recent years?
What support and resources do the professional organizations and
trade associations offer to current and aspiring
accountants? How best can you apply this information to your
academic and professional pursuits?