April 2018 TSCPA Executive Board Meeting

Texas Society of CPAs (TSCPA) leadership is focusing on how the organization needs to change to continue the Society’s superior support of the profession and members. Numerous topics were discussed including:

  • Branding
  • Committee Restructuring
  • Peer Review
  • State-Chapter Coordination
  • Sunset Review of the Texas State Board of Professional Accountants
  • Legislative Plans for the 2019 session
  • Membership Dues
  • 2018-2019 Budget

Many of us are rightly proud of our local chapter and the services and opportunities the chapters provide us as members. We are also pleased to be part of a state level organization that can provide benefits and advocacy a local chapter could never provide on its own. Because TSCPA members are all members of both a local chapter and the state organization, finding the best way for the two organizations to work together to better serve our joint members is in the best interest of everyone. We don’t have all the answers, but the executive board looks forward to working with chapter leadership to develop those answers together.

The need for CPA licensure may seem obvious to all of us in the profession. Such state level licenses are even required by some federal agencies such as the Securities and Exchange Commission. So asking the legislature to support the continued existence of the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy would seem an easy thing to get accomplished. But just ask the doctors in the state about how obvious licensing requirements can get caught up in politics unrelated to anything to do with the licensing process. The TSCPA is working for you to see that such a thing doesn’t happen so our 26,000 members don’t have to worry about such events in the middle of our busiest time of year.

Finally, we wouldn’t be CPAs if we didn’t think about the numbers. Our budget is the result of well-considered decisions on how to spend the dues trusted to us to provide important benefits you can’t get anywhere else. If there is more we can do, we would love to hear from you.

I would love to see my Texas readers at the TSCPA annual meeting this year in late June.  The meeting is taking place right here in San Antonio. Check out the TSCPA website for details on dates, times and how to register.

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