The Quintessential Accounting Resource Guide


  • 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.
  • The Accounting & Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA): AFWA empowers women to pursue careers in accounting and other financial fields. Members have access to conferences, a network of fellow professionals, publications, and member discounts.
  • 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 State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA): NASBA works to improve the efficiency of state boards of accountancy nationwide.
  • 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.
  • The International Journal of Accounting: This journal is published by the University of Illinois and contains information about accounting practices around the world.
  • Accountancy: This magazine is available through CCH Daily. News stories are frequently updated on the home page of the website, and you can search for articles by topic.
  • The CPA Journal: The CPA Journal includes articles on a variety of topics related to accounting, such as technology, business, taxation, finance, and more.
  • Journal of Forensic and Investigative Accounting: Learn more about how accounting professionals help law enforcement officials to investigate the financial side of crime.
  • Journal of Accounting Research: This journal publishes information about research conducted in the field of accounting.
  • Smart Brief: Smart Brief is a publication for professionals in a variety of industries, with a section specifically about accounting topics.
  • AccountingWEB: AccountingWEB is an online publication and community for accountants. They publish news articles, advice about using technology in accounting, and information about business practices.
  • The New York Times: Accounting: The New York Times offers a section of articles about accounting and accountants.


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