As I stated before, I'm not going to get on this Forum and proactively promote NACPB. But, I'm happy to answer any questions that some on this Forum may have regarding NACPB.
Point in fact, Tony asked a question in regards to NACPB's Certified Public Bookkeeper (CPB) accreditation; others joined in on the discussion; and I only replied to them as I have to you.
In an attempt to make my point (and again, it's just my opinion), I'm going to review your first response to Tony and tell you where I think you crossed the "line" in an attempt to "proactively promote". You may not have intended to cross the line, but I believe that you did.
You are correct as far as the three accreditations. However, technically the Certified Public Bookkeeper (CPB) is a license issued by the National Association of Certified Public Bookkeepers (NACPB).
Awesome! You've provide some very useful and non-partisan information.
NACPB was founded by a CPA firm and has a mission to protect the public interest by helping to ensure that only qualified individuals provide public bookkeeping services and to help public bookkeepers develop highly profitable bookkeeping practices.Crossed the line
. Are you implying that only the NACPB produces "qualified" individuals and other organizations do not?
They are developing a true "profession" out of the public bookkeeping profession.Crossed the line
. Are you implying that only the NACPB is developing a "true" profession and other organizations are not?
Research has shown that the most widely recognized accreditation is the CPB.Crossed the line
. Research conducted by and/or paid for by the NACPB. I don't care how much the founder wants the truth, that's comparable to the fox watching the henhouse.
Primarily because NACPB has a substantial brand awareness campaign to promote the accreditation.Crossed the line
. Again, you are implying that other organizations do not or that the NACPB (says you) does it better.
Although the CB is recognized in the Bureau of Labor Statistics' Occupational Outlook Handbook, no one reads the Manual.Crossed the line
. Are you implying that the AICB is some "hack" organization because it's only recognized by some tiny governmental body that publishes some insignificant information? Personally, I don't think you were implying here, I believe you were lambasting another organization in an attempt to belittle it or improve the readers opinion of NACPB. Given your association (volunteer or not) with the NACPB, this is beyond your opinion. It is at best, tacky and at worst, a CONFLICT OF INTEREST.
NACPB not only markets the brand to small business owners and employees, but also to other professionals such as CPAs and EAs.Crossed the line
. The implication, again, is that only the NACPB is doing that or the NACPB is doing it better.
It appears the CB is primarily for bookkeepers wanting to obtain a bookkeeping job (thus the use of the words "job" and "resume" in their marketing literature).Crossed the line
. Wow! The clear implication is to stay away from the AICB if you want a "real" career as a bookkeeper. Where do you personally draw the line? Is it just before you say, "the AICB is a sham organization and all its members are morons"?
The CPB is exclusively for bookkeepers or accountants who provide public bookkeeping services or bookkeeping services to the public as an independent contractor.Crossed the line
. The implication is that the other organizations will let anyone in the door. The NACPB can say that it's exclusively for bookkeepers or accountants, but the reality is it all comes down to the quality of the education, the person receiving the education, the ability of the person to harness the education and apply the education, and then the business owner to ensure they hire the right person or firm.
I'll let UAC speak of their PB accreditation.
If you want to keep advertising here for the NACPB, that would be a good thing even though you've kind of implied that the UAC sucks compared to the NACPB (my opinion).
Let me qualify my position with regard to the NACPB, the AICB and the UAC. I have a B.S. in Accounting and have 17 years of experience in the accounting profession with experience in large firms and small. I currently have my own practice and could care less about an accredidation from NACPB, AICB, UAC, or any other organization. I don't personally need it. That said, I have NO experience with the NACPB, the AICB, or UAC. I am also NOT affiliated with (volunteer or otherwise) these or any other organizations of their type. That said, I do credit any organization that helps someone start their own business and helps them do the right thing for their clients. I've had the privilege of sparring with some very smart people on this forum and with rare exception (one immediately comes to mind) has anyone lambasted any other organization. If a member has had experience with another organization and they are not affiliated (IN ANY MANNER) with that organization, then I take what they say as an opinion. In your case, you ARE affiliated (volunteer or not) and that puts your comments, IN MY OPINION, in the category of ... ADVERTISING.
Further, considering that you have not responded to any member's questions on here, but one and your comments seem solely intent on defending the NACPB, I question what your real motive is in being a member of this forum. If you'd like to stick around a while and put some of that NACPB education to work for some of our members, I think we'd all look upon that quite favorably. Then, and only then, would some of us be willing to give you some latitude with respect to your association with the NACPB and bringing some of their "Kool-Aid" here for our consumption.