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AICPA Competency Self-Assessment Tool (CAT)

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The AICPA Competency Self-Assessment Tool is available free to AICPA members.

AICPA Members: Click here to launch CAT.

CAT enables you, as a CPA, a future CPA or a financial professional, to assess your proficiencies and compare them against the highest and most valued in your specific area. It allows you to:

  • Build your own learning plan based on competencies you have selected to develop
  • Select learning opportunities at the Basic, Intermediate or Advanced levels
  • See what competencies are required if you are just starting out, planning to change career fields, or are planning to pursue a certification (i.e., ABV, CITP, PFS)

Key features: CAT delivers you a personalized gap analysis:

  • Confirm your strengths to determine your current value
  • Identify learning opportunities to improve your skill and increase your worth
  • Identify where growth is needed to make you a better CPA
  • Gain insights and strategies to plan a new career or make a career move

It is easy to use and free to AICPA members. Select from various competency models:

  • Forensic and Valuation Services (Formerly Business Valuation, Forensics and Litigation Services)
  • Taxation 
  • Fraud Prevention, Detection & Investigation 
  • Audit 
  • Business and Industry 
  • Government 
  • Personal Financial Planning 
  • PrimePlus/ElderCare
  • Employee Benefit Plan Audit
  • Information Technology (IT)

Then assess your level of proficiency in each of the above competencies:

  • Functional Specialty
  • Broad Business Perspective
  • Leadership Qualities
  • Personal Attributes

CAT was developed by CPAs and other professionals in the accounting and finance industry, and it is aligned with the CPA Vision and Values. New competency models are added on a regular basis to provide you with other self-assessment opportunities and suggested training in cutting-edge topics.

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