Many accounting professionals are striving to raise the bar and enhance the integrity and reputation of accounting. In fact, the intent of New York's recently enacted accounting reform law was to raise standards for all CPAs in the course of using their "professional skills or competencies." The legal profession often uses paraprofessionals to assist in the delivery of legal services. Like New York, many licensing jurisdictions are increasingly expanding the definition of the practice of public accountancy to include accounting, management advisory, financial advisory, and tax services. As such, employment in these areas counts toward the experience requirement for certification.