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Save the Date: AICPA To Drop Results of CPA Outlook Index Thursday March 6

How will we ever contain our excitement until then?

The American Institute of CPAs will announce the results of its CPA Outlook Index (CPAOI), an indicator of how chief financial officers, controllers and other senior CPA business leaders view the U.S. economy, at 7:00 a.m. EST, Thursday, March 6. The AICPA’s survey is a forward-looking indicator that tracks hiring expectations over the next 12 months. As a point of comparison, the U.S. Department of Labor’s November employment report, scheduled to be released March 7, looks back on the previous month’s hiring trends.

The survey, which will be posted on the AICPA Press Center, incorporates responses from senior-level CPAs on future hiring plans, growth in marketing and training and anticipated fluctuations in different categories of business spending. Survey takers also answered questions on the outlook for their companies in the coming year, as well as the U.S. economy as a whole.

We'll keep you posted. Until then, try not to bite your nails down to the quick.