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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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Jul 23, 2021

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


  • Erik Asgeirsson, President & CEO,
  • Susan S. Coffey, CPA, CGMA, CEO, Public Accounting, AICPA
  • Kelly Grier, CPA, US Chair and Managing Partner, EY
  • Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, President & CEO, AICPA
  • Lisa Simpson, CPA, CGMA, Vice President, Firm Services, AICPA


  • Strategic Discussion with Kelly Grier, EY US Chair
  • Legislative & Firm Strategy Discussion with Barry Melancon
  • Technical Updates & Guidance

Key Insights:

  • AICPA’s CEO for Public Accounting, Sue Coffey, CPA, CGMA had a strategic discussion with EY’s US Chair, Kelly Grier, about how Big 4 navigated the pandemic and the future outlook.
  • Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, AICPA’s President & CEO, and Erik Asgeirsson, President & CEO, provided the latest legislative and IRS update including discussion around the Biden infrastructure & tax proposals, IRS service & penalty relief, and employee retention credit.
  • Lisa Simpson, CPA, CGMA, VP of Firm Services for AICPA, provided a detailed technical update, specifically around FTE reduction calculation.