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CPA.com is known for bringing innovative solutions to the profession, either in partnership with leading solutions providers or directly through its own development. The company has established itself as a thought leader on emerging technologies and as the trusted business advisor to practitioners in the United States, with a growing global focus.

Our mission falls into three categories:

  • Advancing the technology ecosystem for the accounting profession through thought leadership, strategic partnerships, our annual executive roundtable for accounting technology leaders, and the growing influence of our Digital CPA community
  • Driving the transformation of core practice areas, including client advisory services, tax planning, and audit and assurance services
  • Leading technology research and innovation efforts for practitioners through such efforts as our startup accelerator for accounting entrepreneurs and our collaboration with the Wall Street Blockchain Alliance, both done in conjunction with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)

We were an early advocate of cloud technology for CPA firms and their clients, and served as a catalyst for the emergence of virtual CFO/Controllership services, a strategic growth area for practices. We’ve also launched technology solutions to improve other areas of the firm, including:

  • RIVIO Clearinghouse (developed jointly with Confirmation), an online financial document hub that enables private businesses to securely exchange key financial information with their investors and lenders, while ensuring that shared data remains unaltered and is from an authenticated source
  • OnPoint PCR (created in collaboration with AICPA and CaseWare), a cloud solution for firms that makes preparation, compilation and review engagements more dynamic, intelligent and efficient

CPA.com is a subsidiary of the AICPA, the world’s largest member association representing the CPA profession, and is also part of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, the most influential organization representing the accounting profession worldwide. Our headquarters is in New York City and we have offices in California’s Silicon Valley, Dexter, Mich., and Durham, N.C. Contact us to learn more.


CPA.com provides Education, Account Management, Experience, Firm Adoption, Guidance, Tools, Resources and Strategy.

 

Our story.

CPA.com was formed in 2001 by the American Institute of CPAs, the world’s largest member organization representing the CPA profession. It was the height of the dot-com era and the infancy of what would become today’s cloud computing movement. Recognizing early on the game-changing impact the cloud would have on the accounting profession, AICPA created CPA.com to help firms maintain relevancy in the Digital Age.

"The evolution of CPA core services is a must in order to maintain our position of trust in a changing world. Technology is a key part of that equation, and CPA.com plays a leading role in helping practitioners embrace innovation."

Barry Melancon, CPA

President and CEO,

American Institute of CPAs

AICPA leadership knew the unprecedented pace of technological change required firms to adapt quickly, and realized the challenges of the partnership model in being able to meet that goal. It charged CPA.com management with creating a business model, value proposition and infrastructure to help firms identify emerging trends and technologies and provide education, training and resources that would accelerate adoption.

Over the past decade, CPA.com served as a catalyst in the development of virtual CFO/controller services by firms, and is now shifting its focus to similar innovations in tax and audit practices, with an emphasis on automation, artificial intelligence and the adoption of blockchain technology. Here’s some highlights of our activities from the past few years:

  • 2012 - CPA.com launched the Digital CPA Conference, a key milestone in the creation of a community of practitioners dedicated to building “future-ready” firms. Digital CPA has expanded to include workshops, webcasts and other educational materials.
  • 2016 - CPA.com and Confirmation jointly launched RIVIO Clearinghouse, an online financial document exchange for private companies that fills a key marketplace need for CPA firms, lenders and investors, and private businesses.
  • 2017 - CPA.com collaborated with CaseWare to develop OnPoint, a cloud solution that makes preparation, compilation and review engagements more dynamic, intelligent and efficient.

Our leadership team

Erik Asgeirsson

President and Chief Executive Officer

Michael Cerami

VP, Strategic Alliances & Business Development

Chris Cromer

Director, Operations

Michael Ham

VP, Technology

Vikram Holla

Director, Product Development

Kacee Johnson

Strategic Advisor

Gregory Lafollette

CPA, CITP, CGMA Strategic Advisor

Eva Lem

Controller

Rachel Leventhal

Director, Corporate Development & Strategy

Samantha Mansfield

Director, Professional Development and Community

Kalil Merhib

VP, Sales

Michael Murray

CPA, CGMA, Chief Financial Officer

Vishal Thakkar

Director, Alliance Marketing

 

CPA.com Board of Directors

Erik Asgeirsson

President and CEO, CPA.com, Inc.

Tim Christen, CPA, CGMA

Chairman, Baker Tilly International

James Eisenmann

Former Chairman, Aon Insurance Services &

Aon Global Professional Services

Kenneth Mackunis

President, Aon Insurance Services, Aon Inc.

Barry Melancon, CPA

President and CEO,

American Institute of CPAs

Join our team.

If you are an individual who shares our core values and believes you will thrive in our environment, review our open positions.

Our company values are:

ENGAGED - We get involved.

ACCOUNTABLE - We stand behind it.

COLLABORATIVE - We thrive on teamwork.

AUTHENTIC - We're true to who we are.

INNOVATIVE - We look to what's next.

 

The power of smart business

The accounting landscape is changing rapidly. In a word, "complexity" defines the single greatest challenge and opportunity facing decision-makers in business today. Firms are rethinking their strategies for tax, accounting and finance departments.

CPA.com is your primary source for taking the complexity out of moving your firm into the digital arena - enabling you to focus on growing your business with the smartest solutions in our industry.

To learn more about CPA.com, please email inquire@hq.cpa.com or by calling 1.855.855.5CPA.

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