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American Institute of CPAs (AICPA)
The AICPA is the national professional organization for Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) in the United States. The AICPA was founded in 1887 and upon its creation, established accountancy as a profession distinguished by rigorous educational requirements, high professional standards, a strict code of professional ethics, licensing status and a commitment to serving the public interest.
New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA)
The NYSSCPA is one of the largest state accounting organizations in the nation with more than 28,000 members. It was incorporated in 1897 to cultivate, promote, and disseminate knowledge and information concerning certified public accountants; to establish and maintain high standards of integrity, honor, and character among certified public accountants; to furnish information regarding accountancy and the practice and methods thereof to its members and the general public and to protect the interests of its members and the general public with respect to the practice of accountancy.
The Stock Brokerage Committee is a resource of NYSSCPA members regarding accounting, financial reporting, and related issues for our industry. The Committee provides technical, educational and networking activities pertinent to the accounting rules and legislation of the securities industry.
National Society of Compliance Professionals (NSCP)
The NSCP is a nonprofit, membership organization dedicated to serving and supporting compliance officials in the securities industry. NSCP offers interpretive guidance on compliance-related matters; alerts to important regulatory developments; educational meetings/forums for ideas and information; professional counsel in regard to securities laws and regulations authorized by the states, federal agencies and the SROs; and promotes professionalism among compliance officials within the securities industry.
Wall Street Tax Association (WSTA)
The WSTA is a non-profit organization whose members are firms engaged in the securities or affiliated businesses. This would include investment banks, broker-dealers, commercial banks, insurance companies, hedge funds, private equity funds and other asset management vehicles. Accounting firms and law firms practicing in the securities industry are eligible for special WSTA memberships.
Financial Regulatory Authority (FINRA)
FINRA is the largest independent regulator for all securities firms doing business in the United States. FINRA’s primary role is to protect investors by maintaining the fairness of the U.S. capital markets. FINRA is dedicated to investor protection and market integrity through effective and efficient regulation of the securities industry. Under FINRA General Standards of Business Conduct, a member must observe high standards of commercial honor and just and equitable principles of trade.
Securities Investor Protection Corporation (SIPC)
SIPC is a federally mandated non-profit corporation established by an act of Congress in the United States in 1970 to protect the customers of securities firms from financial harm should a broker-dealer company fail.
Securities Industry And Financial Markets Association (SIFMA)
Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (SIFMA) is a not-for-profit trade association that represents securities brokerage firms, investment banking institutions and other investment firms. SIFMA represents firms of all sizes in all financial markets in the U.S. and worldwide.
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