For Immediate Release:
Al Silvestri has recently been awarded the
Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) Credential by the American Institute
of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
The PFS Credential, established in 1987 by the AICPA, is granted to
qualified CPAs with considerable professional experience in financial
planning. Currently, several thousand CPAs hold the PFS Credential
nationwide. CPA/PFS credential holders are ranked among the most qualified
financial planners in the marketplace, and many are listed as top
financial planners in Worth’s annual ranking.
Al met the requirements to earn the PFS credential, which include passing
a comprehensive technical exam covering personal financial planning
topics, demonstrating more that 1,400 hours of business experience during
the past five years as well as completing life-long learning and education
activities. The PFS Credential is granted exclusively to CPAs who are
members in good standing of the AICPA which binds them to the AICPA Code
of Professional Conduct.
“Given their formal education and technical training in the areas of
accountancy and taxation, CPAs are the most qualified, knowledgeable and
objective financial planning professionals,” said James Metzler, AICPA
Vice President of Small Firm Interests. “Supplementing this background
with the PFS credential demonstrates a CPA’s commitment to providing
clients with the highest level of expert financial planning services.”
CPAs who have earned the PFS Credential must be recertified every three
years to maintain their credential.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (www.aicpa.org) is
the national, professional association of CPAs, with approximately 330,000
members including CPAs in business and industry, public practice,
government, and education. It sets ethical standards for the profession
and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies; federal,
state and local government; and non-profit organizations. It also develops
and grades the Uniform CPA Examination. Headquartered in New York, the
AICPA also maintains offices in Washington, D. C.; Durham, N.C.; and