Today, national and international regulations and standards governing our profession have become more stringent; competition within the profession here and abroad have heightened; technology and globalization have changed the rules of doing business; and the various publics that we serve have increased their demands and expectations.
There is no better day than today to build on a good name that has served as an anchor for accountants all these years. Let the name of PICPA be synonymous to integrity, credibility, honesty, competency, dedication and excellence.
We must hold ourselves to the highest standards of ethics and professional behavior. This will set us apart from the rest of the world.