Accountants' Index

DEFINITION of 'Accountants' Index'

A list of articles and books of interest to accounting professionals that is released by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) on a quarterly and annual basis. Topics of interest include auditing, tax accounting, financial accounting and managerial accounting.

BREAKING DOWN 'Accountants' Index'

Because it was designed as print-only publication, the Accountants' Index saw diminished relevance in the Internet age. As a result, the Index was renamed the Accounting and Tax Index in 1992. Adjustments included a redesign to the index structure, searchability and online accessibility. The new Accounting and Tax Index is still available in print form.

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