New AICPA chair: Carla McCall rises to the top position.

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  • Carla McCall has been elected as the new chair of the AICPA.
  • She aims to promote the profession, embrace new technologies, and encourage the next generation of accountants.

Carla McCall, the managing partner of AAFCPAs, has been elected as the new chair of the American Institute of CPAs. She will also co-chair the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants. During her acceptance speech, McCall emphasized the importance of the accounting profession in promoting diversity, innovation, and public trust. She plans to focus on guiding the profession through key issues and embracing new technologies like AI and data analytics.

McCall expressed her gratitude to outgoing chair Okorie Ramsey for his work in areas of inclusion, innovation, and pipeline initiatives. She also acknowledged the legacy of Barry Melancon, the retiring president and CEO of the AICPA. McCall intends to visit educational institutions to promote the CPA profession and encourage the next generation to pursue careers in accounting.

Throughout her career, McCall has held various leadership positions within the AICPA and has been recognized for her contributions to the accounting profession. She aims to lead by example and add value to the profession, urging all AICPA members to do the same. McCall’s tenure as chair comes during a period of transition for the organization, with the search for a new president and CEO underway.

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