Topics Sought

The CPA Journal is interested in a wide range of topics for both technical and opinion articles. Technical articles of interest to a broad cross section of our readers should be no more than 2500-3500 words. Of particular interest are articles on recently promulgated accounting and auditing standards, recently enacted tax legislation at both the federal and state level, broad professional issues, use of technology, and management accounting and general business topics. Shorter technical articles (between 600-1800 words) may also be appropriate for a specialized audience (e.g., forensic accounting, tax court decisions, employee benefit planning, New York State taxation).

We are also very interested in short pieces, including opinion pieces, for the News & Views section, which can be any subject of professional interest to CPAs. We also welcome personal viewpoints and anecdotes (no more than 1000 words) as Guest Editorials. Most recently, we have asked our readers what 'public responsibility' means to them.

Timeliness of a topic is important. We recommend that authors seeking to contribute to The CPA Journal on an emerging or current issue e-mail or phone the editors to enquire about specific topics. Broadly speaking, topics in The CPA Journal generally fall under one of the following categories:

  • Accounting & Auditing
    (Financial Reporting, SEC Reporting, Government Accounting)
  • Taxation
    (Federal, State & Local, Estates & Trusts, Flow-through Entities)
  • Technology
    (Software, Internet, E-Commerce)
  • Management
    (Human Resources, Controllership, Budgeting, Practice Development)
  • Finance
    (Personal Financial Planning, Corporate Finance, Employee Benefit Plans)
  • Responsibilities & Leadership
    (Ethics, Education, Professional Development)

From time to time, topics of particular interest will be listed in this section. Currently, The CPA Journal is seeking articles on the following topics:

  • Matters of interest to CPAs in industry
  • Management and corporate governance issues
  • Reviews of software
  • Difficult practice issues
  • Viewpoints on current business and economic issues
  • Commentary on the state of the profession

Contact the editors to check on availability of topics.


The CPA Journal is broadly recognized as an outstanding, technical-refereed publication aimed at practitioners, educators, regulators, and other financial professionals. Our goal is to provide the Journal’s readers with insight and analysis on developments in the areas of accounting, auditing, taxation, finance, management, technology, and professional ethics.

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