06/11/07 - Press Release - PFS<sup>®</sup> Credential Awarded
Contact: Michael J. Maye, CFP®
PFS® Credential Awarded
For Immediate Release
Berkeley Heights, NJ, June 11, 2007 – Michael J. Maye, CPA®/PFS®, CFP® , President of MJM Financial Advisors, LLC in Berkeley Heights, New Jersey has 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®, recognizes CPAs with considerable professional experience in financial planning. Currently, 4,000 CPAs hold the PFS® credential nationwide.
Michael Maye met the requirements to earn the credential. These requirements included passing a comprehensive technical exam covering personal financial planning topics, demonstrating more than 1,400 hours of business experience during the past five years as well as completing life long learning activities. This designation can only be acquired by CPAs who are members in good standing of the AICPA® which binds them to a Code of Professional Conduct.
"Given their formal education and technical training in the areas of accountancy and taxation, CPAs are most qualified, knowledgeable and objective financial planning professionals," says Jim Metzler, AIPCA Vice President of Small Firm Interests. "Supplementing this background with the PFS® credential demonstrates a CPA®'s commitment to providing consumers the highest level of financial planning services."
CPAs who have earned the PFS® credential must be re-certified every three years to maintain the 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, 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 governments; 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, North Carolina; and Lewisville, Texas.