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Conference Planning

Business Valuation Conference Project Team

Purpose: Plan an educational and interactive conference for CPAs in public accounting who want to enhance their position in this the field of business valuation.

Term: 6-9 months prior to conference date (conference held in June)

No. of Meetings: 3-4

Time Commitment: 4-6 hours of pre- and post-conference planning, as well as attendance at the conference

Location: Indiana CPA Society office or teleconference

Requirements: Experience in topic area of conference required.

 

CPAs in Business & Industry Conference

Purpose: Plan an educational and interactive conference for CPAs in business and industry.

Term: 6-9 months prior to conference date (conference held in June)

No. of Meetings: 3-5

Time Commitment: 4-6 hours of pre- and post-conference planning, as well as attendance at the conference

Location: Indiana CPA Society office or teleconference

Requirements: Experience in topic area of conference required.

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Not-for-Profit Conference

Purpose: Plan a well-rounded set of general and breakout sessions to allow CPAs to add value to the not for profit organizations they serve

Term: 6-9 months prior to conference date (conference held in June)

No. of Meetings: 3-5

Time Commitment: 4-6 hours of pre- and post-conference planning, as well as attendance at the conference

Location: Indiana CPA Society office or teleconference

Requirements: Experience in topic area of conference required

 

Small Firm: Big Business

Purpose:Plan an educational and interactive conference for CPAs in firms with 10 or less employees.

Term: 6 months prior to conference date (conference held in August)

No. of Meetings: 3-5

Time Commitment: 4-6 hours of pre- and post-conference planning, as well as attendance at the conference

Location: CPA Society office or teleconference

Requirements: Experience in topic area of conference required.

 

Trends Conference Project Team

Purpose:Plan an educational and interactive conference for CPAs in firms with 10 or less employees.

Purpose: Plan an educational and interactive conference for CPAs who want to keep up with trends in fraud, forensics and cyber security

Term: 6-9 months prior to conference date (conference held in October)

No. of Meetings: 3-5

Time Commitment: 4-6 hours of pre- and post-conference planning, as well as attendance at the conference

Location: Indiana CPA Society office or teleconference

Requirements: Experience in topic area of conference required.

 

Indiana Tax Conference Project Team

Purpose: Plan a one-day conference for members in tax accounting that enhances the value of attendees’ CPA designation

Term: 6-9 months prior to the conference date (conference held in December)

No. of Meetings: 6-8

Time Commitment: 7-9 hours of pre- and post-conference planning, as well as attendance at the conference

Location: Indiana CPA Society office or teleconference

Requirements: Experience in tax accounting

 

Career Awareness

Campus Presentations

Purpose: Help encourage college accounting students to consider accounting as a major and the CPA profession as a career.

Term: Aug. 1 - June 15

No. of Meetings: INCPAS gives over 20 presentations a year. Volunteers should be available for at least one.

Time Commitment: 1-2 hours per presentation

Location: Various

Requirements: Must be an energetic and passionate CPA or CPA candidate. You will talk about the value of the CPA designation and the importance of getting involved in the Indiana CPA Society.

 

Fusion Network

Term: 1 year

To be an advocate for positive change within the CPA profession in Indiana.

Lead by example in areas of knowledge-sharing, collaboration and networking.

Promote professional development and the development of understanding around the concepts of complexity, Knowledge Management, competencies, dynamic, agile and adaptive, and the consequences for the CPA profession.

Create a ‘safe-to-fail’ environment for discussion, where no member’s voice should be dismissed and every member’s ideas are given equal and fair consideration.

Contribute and/or encourage the publication of FusionNet findings in annual reports, company magazines, Society literature or relevant professional journals.

 

Ethnic Diversity

Diversity Advisory Council

Purpose: Be a leader in creating awareness among diverse populations of career opportunities available in the CPA profession. Improve ethnic diversity within the Society and the profession within leadership and through membership and student programming.

Term: July 1-June 30

No. of Meetings: Bi-monthly or as needed

Time Commitment: 1.5 hours per meeting, including additional time on the Diversity Task Force wiki.

Location: Indiana CPA Society office

Requirements: Must be passionate creating awareness among diverse populations of career opportunities available in the CPA profession.

 

Government Relations

Government Relations Advisory Council

Purpose: GRAC members serve as regulatory and legislative advisors for the Society.

Term: At will of Board of Directors; appointed by Board

No. of Meetings: 3-4 per year; attendance at Board of Accountancy and other regulatory agency meetings

Time Commitment: 15-20+ hours per year

Location: Indianapolis

 

Tax Resource Advisory Council

Purpose: TRAC members serve as advisors to legislators, their staff and regulatory agencies related to tax.

Term: At will of Board of Directors; appointed by Board

No. of Meetings: 3-4 per year; attendance at various tax-related meetings-often during January-April

Time Commitment: 15-20+ hours per year

Location: Indianapolis

 

 

Indiana CPA-Political Action Committee Trustees

Purpose: Trustees oversee PAC fundraising and contributions to political campaigns in accordance with the laws of the state of Indiana

Term: 3 years; approved by Trustees

No. of Meetings: 1-3 per year; some fundraising involvement

Time Commitment: 10-15 hours per calendar year

Location: Indianapolis

Requirements: Indiana CPA and PAC contributor; approved by Trustees

 

CPA Advocates

Purpose: Establish and maintain an advocacy relationship with legislators on behalf of CPAs

Term: No limit

No. of Meetings: Attend INCPAS annual legislative event during session

Time Commitment: Usually less than 4 hour per year

Location: Indianapolis

 

Committees

Ethics

Purpose: It is the mission of the Ethics Committee to promote the ethical practice of the CPA profession through educational and enforcement activities.

Term: 1 year; July 1 through June 30, appointed by the Board

No. of Meetings: 5 meetings per year

Time Commitment: One hour of preparation and two hours of meeting time for each meeting. Members will also be asked to serve on subcommittees to investigate complaints. This requires some research, collaboration with other members and preparation of investigative documents. Members will also be asked to field phone calls from INCPAS members with ethics questions and ethical complaints from the public.

Location: INCPAS office; teleconferencing is permitted

Requirements: Possess a current CPA certificate. Be a member in good standing with the Indiana CPA Society. Meet all relevant CPE requirements of the state licensing agency. Be current on all personal and business tax filings. Be in good standing with all relevant regulatory agencies. Possess at least 10 years experience in an accounting related field; some supervisory experience preferred.

 

Peer Review

Purpose: To effectively administer the AICPA Peer Review and PCPS programs in the state of Indiana

Term: 1 year; July 1 through June 30, appointed by the Board

No. of Meetings: 2 full meetings and 2-3 teleconferences

Time Commitment: 4-6 hours per meeting, 2-3 hours per teleconference, 1-2 hours of prep time before meeting and 1 hour of follow-up time after meeting

Location: INCPAS office for full committee meetings

Requirements: Must be AICPA member in good standing, licensed to practice as a CPA and meet certain knowledge, experience and training requirements, such as being active in public practice at a supervisory level or auding function and have 5 years of public accounting experience.

Special Notice: Must be a peer reviewer who processes the qualifications required of a team captain in system reviews.

 

Education Foundation

Purpose: The Foundation raises funds and provides financial assistance for scholarships and programs designed to encourage accounting careers and promote education-related activities.

Term: Typically 5 years

No. of Meetings: 1 annual meeting and conference calls as needed

Location: 4-6 hours per year

Requirements: Annual meeting at INCPAS office or via conference call

Special Notice: Annual meeting at INCPAS office or via conference call

 

Innovation

Purpose: Monitor issues and trends in the profession that could create opportunity for innovation for members or INCPAS

Term: One-year term, appointed annually by the Board of Directors (re-appointment possible based on interest and need)

No. of Meetings: 2-3

Time Commitment: 2-4 hours per meeting

Location: Indiana CPA Society Office

Requirements: High level of aptitude in CPA Core Competencies, innovator, strategic thinker, and an understanding of complex issues affecting the profession

 

Integrated Report

Purpose:Assure the accuracy of the data in the INCPAS Integrated Report as well as its’ compliance with the framework developed by the International Integrated Reporting Council (IIRC).

Term: One-year term, appointed annually by the Board of Directors (re-appointment possible based on interest and need)

No. of Meetings: 1

Time Commitment: 2-4 hours for the meeting and some prep work outside of the meeting

Location: Indiana CPA Society Office

Requirements: Knowledge of or interest in integrated reporting.

 

Leadership

Young Pros Leadership Academy

Purpose: To create a pipeline of competent, next generation leaders who embrace and promote the Society and the profession within their organizations and communities.

Term:2-year term

No. of Meetings:Three, one-day meetings held annually in the Indianapolis area

Time Commitment: 40-60 hours

Location: Indianapolis and around state

Requirements: Must be an Indiana CPA Society member, 30 years old or younger

Must be a Certified Public Accountant or pursuing the credential

 

Leadership Council

Purpose: To create a pipeline of competent, next generation leaders who embrace and promote the Society and the profession within their organizations and communities.

Term: 2-year term

No. of Meetings: Three, one-day meetings held annually in the Indianapolis area

Time Commitment: 40-60 hours per term

Location: Indianapolis and around state

Requirements: Must be an Indiana CPA Society member, with an active CPA license

5 years or more experience as a licensed CPA

Demonstrated leader who is open-minded, curious and objective

A desire for continued engagement and leadership role with the Society and profession