ISACA got its start in 1967, when a small group of individuals with similar jobs—auditing controls in the computer systems that were becoming increasingly critical to the operations of their organizations—sat down to discuss the need for a centralized source of information and guidance in the field. In 1969, the group formalized, incorporating as the EDP Auditors Association. In 1976 the association formed an education foundation to undertake large-scale research efforts to expand the knowledge and value of the IT governance and control field.
The IT Governance Institute (ITGI) was established in 1998 in recognition of the increasing criticality of information technology to enterprise success. In many organizations, success depends on the ability of IT to enable achievement of business goals. In such an environment, governance over IT is as critical a board and management discipline as corporate governance or enterprise governance. Effective IT governance helps ensure that IT supports business goals, maximizes business investment in IT, and appropriately manages IT-related risks and opportunities.
Established in 1941, The Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) is an international professional association of more than 170,000 members with global headquarters in Altamonte Springs, Fla., United States. Throughout the world, The IIA is recognized as the internal audit profession's leader in certification, education, research, and technical guidance.
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) and its predecessors have been the voice of the accounting profession since 1887. The AICPA prides itself on its serving the CPA profession and the public interest to which it is profoundly committed. AICPA members work in all sectors of the business and financial services profession, including Public Accounting, Financial Planning, Tax, Business & Industry, Law, Consulting, Education and Government.
Financial Executives International was founded in 1931 as the Controllers Institute of America. The expansion of responsibilities of financial executives into policy-making areas led us to change our name to Financial Executives Institute in 1962. As the global economy developed, we were the driving force in forming the International Association of Financial Executives Institutes in 1969. On November 6, 2000, we became Financial Executives International and opened membership to financial executives from around the world. We proactively helped design the CFO Act, and have a history of supporting legislation that enhances the business climate. Our largest chapters are in Boston, Silicon Valley, New York and Chicago. In total we have 86 chapters across the U.S. and Canada. We are headquartered in Florham Park, NJ, with offices in Washington, DC .