The California Society of CPAs is the largest body of accountants in the state of California. With over 40,000 members, the organization is home to CPAs across the state.
The Society offers many benefits to its members and seeks to improve and support the profession of CPAs in the state. If you are not currently a member, there are several reasons why you should consider becoming a part of the organization.
Here are some of the top reasons why joining the California Society of CPAs is a great decision for Los Angeles accountants.
Continuing Profession Education
The society receives tremendous support from communities, CPAs, and CPA firms from all over the state. One of the biggest benefits the organization offers is access to their continuing education programs.
These programs are held throughout the year and are free for current members. Also, first time members receive a free eight-hour course upon joining.
Since CPAs are required to complete a certain amount of CPE credits on an annual basis, joining the organization can save quite a bit of money and offer more choice and flexibility.
CPAs are provided many opportunities, both online and offline, to meet with other CPAs and engage in discussion. Conferences and seminars are held throughout the year. There is also a local chapter for Los Angeles accountants.
Community, Leadership and Government
Other opportunities afforded by membership involve community outreach, leadership opportunities, and governmental involvement. Their website lists the many different volunteer opportunities available to current members.
Also, there are several committees that one can join and take a leadership position. One of these committees ties in with the organization's involvement with local and state government.
The California Society of CPAs has a grassroots campaign to help influence policy and advocacy.
The Bottom Line
In short, there are many benefits associated with becoming a member that more than justify the small price. With an expansive network, the California Society of CPAs can further the education and professional development of CPAs across the state.
If you are serious about advancing your development, improving your firm, or building on your network, you should take a look at joining the organization.
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