Committee on Accounting Procedure


Committee on Accounting Procedure

The Committee on Accounting Procedure (CAP) was the first private sector organization that had the task of setting accounting standards in the United States. It was a committee run by the American Institute of Accountants (now known as the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants).[1] CAP is the predecessor of the Accounting Principles Board, itself a predecessor to the Financial Accounting Standards Board. Its formation and activities were early efforts to rationalize and legitimize the reporting of business performance. However, it is widely regarded as having failed.

George O. May was vice chairman of the committee from 1937 to 1945.[1]

References

  1. ^ Spiceland, David; Sepe, James; Nelson, Mark; & Tomassini, Lawrence (2009). Intermediate Accounting (5th Edition). McGraw-Hill/Irwin. p. 9. ISBN 9780073526874.



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