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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 28, 2021

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


  • Erik Asgeirsson, President & CEO,
  • Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, President & CEO, AICPA
  • Jill Schlesinger, Business Analyst, CBS News, Host, Jill on Money
  • Jim Bourke, CPA, CITP, CGMA, Partner, Withum
  • Lindsay Stevenson, CPA, CGMA, Chief Transformation Officer, BPM LLP
  • Lisa Simpson, CPA, CGMA, Vice President, Firm Services, AICPA


  • Economic Outlook with Jill Schlesinger
  • Legislative & Profession Update with Barry Melancon
  • Technical Updates & Guidance
  • Practitioner Insights from ENGAGE

Key Insights:

On this episode of the AICPA Town Hall podcast:

  • The first-ever in-person AICPA Town Hall was conducted live at the 2021 AICPA ENGAGE Conference at the ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas.
  • CBS News Business Analyst, Jill Schlesinger, discussed an economic outlook with Erik Asgeirsson including societal impacts, inflation, the federal reserve and markets.
  • AICPA President and CEO, Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, provided the most recent legislative updates, including Biden Infrastructure & Tax proposals, IRS Services & Penalty relief and ERC.
  • 2021 AICPA ENGAGE Chair & Chief Transformation Officer at BPM, Lindsay Stevenson, CPA, CGMA reflected on the past year and a provided a forward look on the workforce.
  • Jim Bourke, CPA, CITP, CFF, CGMA, Partner at Withum, discussed the technology and cybersecurity landscape.