American Accounting Association: This national organization offers accounting professionals the chance to meet with other professionals at regional and national events where they are encouraged to share information and expertise. They provide members with electronic subscriptions to three accounting publications and access to a career center that lists hundreds of available jobs per year.
National Society of Accountants (NSA): Joining the NSA gives accounting professionals access to assistance with tax questions, information about new tax codes and laws, and member discounts for CPE courses, webinars, and IRS tax forums. The NSA also posts informative articles related to the field of accounting.
AGN International: AGN International is a global organization comprised of independent accounting businesses with the goal of supporting accountants in providing services to their customers. AGN International connects members to one another across the globe and provides a means of referring clients to other accounting professionals who may provide a service they do not.
American Institute of CPAs (AICPA): AICPA is a national organization that advocates for the accounting profession and provides networking opportunities and professional guidance to its members. Members must be CPAs, which in most states requires a Bachelor of Science in accounting or 150 semester hours of study as well as passing the required exams.
Institute of Management Accountants (IMA): The IMA is an organization for students seeking careers as management accountants, so it is geared toward students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in accounting or other related degrees. The IMA helps students plan careers and connect with professionals working in the field worldwide.
Beta Alpha Psi: Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization for students and professionals in the financial information industry. They support the study of finance, accounting, information systems, and related fields.
National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP): NATP provides support and assistance for building expertise as tax professionals. Members have access to a member directory for networking with other professionals, events and educational opportunities, answers to questions, and products for tax offices.
National Society of Tax Professionals (NSTP): Benefits of joining the NSTP include ten issues of their newsletter, a client newsletter that professionals can send to their own clients under their office logo and information, and a tax research hotline.
Journals and Publications
Journal of Accountancy: Get access to the latest news articles and videos concerning the field of accounting in this journal published by the AICPA.
Accounting Today: This online publication allows visitors to read online articles, watch videos, and listen to podcasts.
New Accountant: New Accountant is available online and in print. Articles are written by college professors as well as accounting professionals as a resource for accounting students to help them explore career options and prepare for the CPA exam.
Filing Tax Forms: Learn the pros and cons of hiring a professional to do your taxes versus doing your own taxes.
Tax Help for Prisoners: Prisoners who are earning income while in prison, such as from investments, may still be required to file tax returns. Read an informative article about filing taxes while in prison here.
Tax Filing for Deployed Military: Read information about filing taxes for deployed military members, including how to get extensions for military personnel serving in combat zones or on hazardous duty.
Filing Taxes in the Military (video): Watch a video from the Department of Defense that discusses which state military personnel should file tax returns in.
Miscellaneous Accounting Guides and Information
Account Management Guide: This reference guide contains information about the structure of Financial Reserve Bank accounts and the management of reserve accounts.