CPA Evolution

CPA Evolution Model* Curriculum

A curriculum resource for accounting educators.

What is the CPA Evolution Model* Curriculum?


The CPA Evolution Model* Curriculum is an aid to assist faculty who want to prepare their students to become CPAs. It aligns with the CPA Evolution initiative and comprises two main components: modules, topics, and learning objectives, and examples of course offerings.


Miss the CPA Evolution Model* Curriculum Launch Event? View the recorded sessions and download the CPA Evolution Model* Curriculum below.


* Model = Example or Sample

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CPA Evolution Model* Curriculum FAQs


AICPA Academic-in-Residence Jan Taylor-Morris discusses the essential skills students need to enter the workforce.


The CPA Evolution Model* Curriculum was created by task force members selected by AICPA and NASBA. Additional updates to the CPA Evolution Model* Curriculum will be made as the AICPA conducts its practice analysis to determine required CPA Exam changes. Faculty who want to get a head start on updating their curriculum should review the new Uniform CPA Examination Blueprints effective July 1, 2021 and visit the AICPA Academic Resource Database for free resources to integrate into your courses.


The new CPA licensure model below is expected to launch in 2024.


New licensure model expected to launch 2024


CPA Evolution Model* Curriculum Task Forces


Core Task Force

Rick Reisig, CPA (co-chair)
Chief Executive Officer, Shareholder
Anderson ZurMuehlen


Wendy M. Tietz, CPA, CGMA, Ph.D., CMA, CSCA (co-chair)
Professor, Accounting
Kent State University


Markus Ahrens, CPA, CGMA
Professor of Accounting
St. Louis Community College


William D. Brink, CPA
Associate Professor of Accountancy
Miami University


Chris Groves
Managing Director
KPMG LLP


Sheri L. Erickson, CPA, Ph.D.
Professor of Accounting
Minnesota State University Moorhead


Jim Franklin, CPA
Academic Program Director
Western Governors University


Kimberly A. Koch, CPA
Partner
Moss Adams


Tracie L. Miller-Nobles, CPA
Austin Community College


Vikki G. Nunn, CPA, CITP
Porter, Muirhead, Cornia & Howard


Ola Marie Smith, CPA, Ph.D., MBA
Chair, Michigan State Board of Accountancy
Professor Emeritus, Western Michigan University

Information Systems and Controls

Audrey Katcher, CPA, CGMA, CITP (co-chair)
Partner
RubinBrown LLP


Nadia A. Rogers, CPA (co-chair)
Associate Professor of Practice
Director and Advisor, MACIS Program
Virginia Tech


John L. DeMelis, CPA, MBA
Senior Clinical Lecturer
Iona College


Troy J. Fine, CPA, CITP, CISSP, CISA
Senior Manager, Risk Advisory Services
Schneider Downs & Co., Inc.


Holly Hawk, CPA, CGMA, Ph.D.
Lecturer
The University of Georgia


Godson Sowah, CPA, CITP, CISA
Director
Ernst & Young (EY)


Donny C. Shimamoto, CPA, CGMA, CITP
Founder & Managing Director
IntrapriseTechKnowlogies LLC


Steven J. Ursillo, Jr., CPA, CISA, CISSP
Partner, Risk Assurance & Advisory
Cherry Bekaert


Torpey White, CPA, CGMA, CITP, CISA, CGEIT
Partner
Wipfli LLP


Business Analysis and Reporting

Kimberly Swanson Church Ph.D. (co-chair)
Director Missouri State University


Michele Stromp, CPA (co-chair)
Retired Partner
KPMG LLP


Virginia Collins, CPA, CITP, CFE
Consultant
Data Accounting and Information Technology


Danielle Supkis Cheek, CPA, CFE, CVA
PKF Texas
Rice University


Ann C. Dzuranin, CPA, CGMA, Ph.D.
Dean’s Distinguished Professor of Analytics in Accounting
Northern Illinois University


Guido L. Geerts, Ph.D.
Professor and EY Faculty Scholar
University of Delaware


Elizabeth A. Gordon, CPA, Ph.D.
Professor
Chair, Department of Accounting
Temple University


Jan Taylor Morris, CPA, CGMA, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Department of Accounting
Sam Houston State University


Kari Joseph Olsen, CPA, Ph.D., CMA,
Associate Professor
Utah Valley University


Simon Petravick, CPA, Ph.D.
Professor of Accounting
Bradley University


Chris Spraberry, CPA
Senior Manager – Accounting & Reporting Advisory
Deloitte & Touche LLP


Randa R. Vernon, CPA
Assurance Partner
Service Area Leader – Assurance
HoganTaylor LLP


Gerald (Jerry) Weinstein, CPA, Ph.D.
Professor
Kramer School of Accountancy and Information Sciences
John Carroll University

Tax Compliance and Planning

Annette Nellen, CPA, CGMA, Esq. (co-chair)
Professor
San Jose State University


Stephanie S. Saunders, CPA (co-chair)
Shareholder
Saunders & Saunders PC


Hughlene Burton
Associate Professor of Accounting
University of North Carolina - Charlotte


Ann Burstein Cohen, CPA
Clinical Associate Professor of Accounting
Director, M.S. in Accounting Program
University at Buffalo


Diana Falsetta, CPA, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Accounting
University of Miami Herbert Business School


Maggie Gilmore, CPA
Managing Tax Director
BDO USA LLP


Lori Pajunen Luck, CPA, PFS
President
CLS Financial Advisors, Inc.


Damien R. Martin, CPA
Partner
BKD CPAs & Advisors


Janine McDonald, CPA, CFP
Director
PwC


Thomas J. Purcell, III, CPA, JD, Ph.D.
Professor of Accounting
Department of Accounting and Business Intelligence and Analytics
Creighton University



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Stay tuned for more announcements in the months ahead. We look forward to working with you as we transition to the future of the CPA profession. If you have any questions, please contact feedback@evolutionofcpa.org.