It may not be surprising that the accounting services industry is projected to grow at 1.8% overall between 2012 and 2017. But it may come as a surprise that specialized advisory services are projected to grow the most aggressively — at a 5.7% clip during that same time period.
Building on your expertise with an AICPA advisory service credential makes a strong statement. Credentials boost your career potential and credibility. Most of all, an AICPA credential establishes you as an expert. And that can be an invaluable addition to your resume and practice.
Here are a few highlights for specific advisory service credentials:
Forensic & Valuation Services
Global demand for qualified forensic and valuation specialists continues to grow as courts and other triers of facts not only seek out, but recognize CFF® and ABV® credential holders as experts in their respective fields.
In the 2016 “Top 100 Firms” issue of Accounting Today magazine, it was noted that more than 77% of firms offering business valuation services reported significant growth. In addition, 74% reported growth in litigation support (5th largest population), and 65% reported growth in forensic accounting (7th largest population).
Information Management and Technology Assurance in an Increasingly Complex World
As technology evolves and advances, ensuring the integrity of financial data becomes more complex and critical. CPAs who also hold the Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP®) credential are equipped to provide assurance for, or business insight into, financial-related data, processing or reporting in this ever-changing business environment.
The Aging Population & Personal Financial Planning
As baby boomers age and retire in record numbers, they increasingly are looking for objective financial guidance and advice. This is triggering a great demand for personal financial planning services. The Personal Financial Specialist (PFS™) credential was created in response to this demand for financial professionals providing personal financial planning.
To learn about the value of AICPA credentials and find out if you qualify, go to aicpa.org/credentials