"Engaging in advocacy must be a ‘team sport.’ Having a coordinated voice in advocating for our profession is critical to our success. Protecting the profession’s future through advocacy is one of the most critical responsibilities we have as CPAs. Education, awareness and advocacy must move in tandem to prevent regulatory actions that otherwise threaten the viability and value of our trusted role in society."
Barry K. Hall, CPA, CGMA
INCPAS Past Chair
Kruggel Lawton CPAs
"Why wouldn’t members want to be engaged in protecting the profession they have built their career upon? There are continued challenges to our licensure from groups that want government de-regulation of licensed occupations and professions. The business environment is rapidly changing with increasing compliance standards and rules, more and more routine tasks are becoming automated, and other professions are entering the attestation space. It is vital for more members to become actively involved in advocating to protect our profession and to expand the role of the CPA and the services we can provide in a business environment that is becoming increasingly reliant on technology and interpretation of data. Yes, compliance work is becoming more of a commodity, but CPAs have long been considered the most trusted business advisor. As a profession, let’s capitalize on that and work to not only protect, but expand the role of CPAs in the future."
Angie Zirkelbach, CPA
INCPAS Vice Chair
Blue & Co., LLC
"As the most trusted business advisors, CPAs are routinely looked to by legislators for advice on matters impacting the local business environment. With the wide range of specialties and expertise of Indiana CPAs, we all must play a role in helping solve our communities’ challenges."