AICPA to Release Results of Quarterly CGMA Global Economic Forecast on Thursday, Oct. 4

Financial Experts to Give Insight on Global, U.S., U.K. and Other Regional Economic Conditions

NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The American Institute of CPAs will announce the results of the third quarter CGMA Global Economic Forecast at 7 A.M. EDT on Thursday, Oct. 4. The forecast and related CGMA Global Economic Index provides a comprehensive outlook on world and regional economies from the perspective of CEOs, CFOs, controllers and other senior finance executives who hold the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation and guide strategic decisions in 62 countries.

The quarterly forecast, which the AICPA produces in conjunction with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, includes the perspective of nearly 1,200 management accountants on global and regional conditions in the U.S., U.K., Europe, Asia, and other developed and emerging countries. The forecast also includes CGMAs’ outlook for revenue and profits and plans for spending and hiring. The participating CGMAs completed surveys for the quarterly forecast between Aug. 22 and Sept. 19, 2012. Results will be posted on

Arleen Thomas, AICPA senior vice president for management accounting, and Jim Morrison, chief financial officer of Teknor Apex Co., will be available for interviews on the survey results.

About the AICPA

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with nearly 386,000 members in 128 countries and a 125-year heritage of serving the public interest. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting.

The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; fraud and forensics; business valuation; and information technology. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation to elevate management accounting globally.

The AICPA maintains offices in New York, Washington, DC, Durham, NC, and Ewing, NJ. Media representatives are invited to visit the AICPA Press Center at

Dennis Lockard, 919-402-2161
Jonathan B. Cox, 919-402-4499

Source: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants