The Pathways Commission announces the release of its report. Click here to download a PDF.
This report summarizes two years of collective effort by over 50 individuals representing a diverse array of stakeholders in a broadly defined accounting profession – encompassing public and corporate accounting, education, and government. The impetus for this project came from the US Department of the Treasury’s Advisory Committee on the Auditing Profession (ACAP) report recommending that the American Accounting Association (AAA) and American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) study the possible future structure of higher education for the accounting profession.
With a mission to consider accounting education and the accounting profession in the broadest sense, the Commission’s recommendations are expansive in scope; they demonstrate the need to address difficult and persistent issues and impediments so that the discipline and profession of accounting can better meet the challenges and opportunities of the future.
Commission Chair, Bruce Behn, Ergen Professor at the University of Tennessee, led this project, and the sponsors plan to continue their support for the next three years, with Bill Ezzell, Deloitte, LLP (retired), and Mark Higgins, Dean and Alfred J. Verrecchia and Hasbro Inc. Leadership Chair in Business at the University of Rhode Island will co-chair implementation efforts