Ficpa

The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) is a professional membership organization representing approximately 19,000 CPAs and accounting professionals in Florida and beyond. Deborah L. Curry, CGMA, is the FICPA's President/CEO. The FICPA offers opportunities for professional development, knowledge-sharing, networking, community involvement, leadership and camaraderie while lobbying the Florida Legislature on issues that affect CPAs and promoting the CPA designation.

FICPA History

The FICPA was founded in 1905. When it celebrated its 100-year anniversary on April 20, 2005, it represented more than 18,400 CPAs throughout Florida.

Institute Objectives

The FICPA has eight fundamental objectives around which all of its activities, benefits and services revolve. Its website states those objectives as:

  1. To foster ethical conduct and promote standards of independence, integrity and objectivity in the profession.
  2. To promote the establishment and maintenance of high educational and professional requirements for persons in the profession.
  3. To monitor and actively participate in public policy-making processes thatimpact the profession.
  4. To collect, analyze and interpret data on changing market, economic, governmental and technological conditions affecting the profession.
  5. To encourage the analysis, discussion and understanding of issues and trends in the profession.
  6. To expand the public’s knowledge and understanding of the profession.
  7. To maintain relationships and activities with other organizations in pursuit of the Institute’s mission.
  8. To provide an organizational structure that efficiently utilizes volunteer-leader and professional-staff resources for the continuing development of programs that effectively address the expectations of all members.

External links

  • Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA) Web site
  • Role and Objectives
  • FICPA Facebook Fan Page
  • @FICPA on Twitter
  • FICPA on LinkedIn
  • FICPA on YouTube
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