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Welcome to the AICPA Town Hall Series, your resource for the latest news on the most pressing issues facing the accounting profession. 

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Jan 22, 2021

The AICPA Town Hall Series provides the latest news and updates on pressing issues facing the accounting profession.


  • Rohit Arora, CEO and Co-Founder, Biz2Credit
  • Erik Asgeirsson, President & CEO,
  • Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, President & CEO, AICPA
  • Lisa Simpson, Director, Firm Services, AICPA


  • PPP Reopening
  • Latest Updates & Recommendations
  • Lender Update
  • 2021 Outlook with Barry Melancon

Key Insights:

  • AICPA President and CEO Barry Melancon talks about how the profession can be a “settling voice” for businesses as a new administration grapples with economic recovery and other challenges.
  • Lisa Simpson, the AICPA’s vice president of firm services, discussed the latest developments on the Paycheck Protection Program, including updated guidance on calculating PPP loan amounts, second draws, and calculating gross receipts.
  • Erik Asgeirsson, president and CEO of, offers insight on the opening of the latest round of PPP applications to all participating lenders, and what 2021 looks like for further business stimulus plans.