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Others see new competitive asset.
Many CPAs practicing in small firms appear to be taking a wait-and-see attitude when it comes to the proposed global credential. "My clients tend to be small companies, so I honestly don't know if my having this new credential would be attractive to them," says Rodney Harano, a sole proprietor in Hawaii who offers a wide range of audit, tax and consulting services. "It certainly wouldn't turn them off. I'm still interested in seeing both sides."
The new credential is not intended for every CPA, of course, and there is a certain segment of the AICPA membership, particularly among sole proprietors, who don't need it or don't want it. …