AAA: American Accounting Association
AICPA: American Institute of Certified Public Accountants issues auditing and other standards for the profession, most particularly the Statements on Auditing Standards
FASAB: Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board.
FASB: The Financial Accounting Standards Board sets authoritative standards for the US private sector.ederal Accounting Standards Advisory Board.
GASB: The Governmental Accounting Standards Board sets authoritative standards for US government accounting.
IASB: International Accounting Standards Board (part of the IFRS Foundation) is the leading promulgator of international accounting standards.
IFAC: International Federation of Accountants
IMA: Institute of Management Accountants publishes Statements on Management Accounting
PCAOB: Public Company Accounting Oversight Board was created by the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 and establishes auditing and related attestation, quality control, ethics, and independence standards and rules to be used by registered public accounting firms.
SEC: Securities and Exchange Commission administers and enforces the securities laws of the United States including issuing rules and releases regulating financial reporting of public companies. EDGAR documents available at this site
Source: "Financial literacy: a primer for librarians, educators, and researchers" by Stephanie P. Livengood and Kathryn L. Venditti. C&RL news, vol. 73, no. 2 (Feb. 2012), p.88-91.
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