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All INCPAS volunteer opportunities will continue to be virtual-only for the time being. We will continue to monitor CDC recommendations and evaluate as needed.

Conference & Convention 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 November)

No. of Meetings: 3–4

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

Location: Video conference

Requirements: Experience in topic area of conference required.

 

Cybersecurity Conference Project Team

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

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: Video conference

Requirements: Experience in topic area of conference required

 

INCPAS Convention Project Team

Purpose: Plan a 2-day convention with tracks for Accounting & Auditing, Business & Industry, Management & Leadership, Tax and Technology

Term: 9–12 months prior to convention date (convention held in December)

No. of Meetings: 3–5

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

Location: Video conference

Requirements: Interest in topics affecting all areas of practice

 

Not-for-Profit Conference Project Team

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 July)

No. of Meetings: 3–5

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

Location: Video conference

Requirements: Experience in topic area of conference required

 

Small Firm Summit Project Team

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

Term: 6–9 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: Video conference

Requirements: Experience in topic area of conference required.

 

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: Video conference

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.

 

CPA Week Volunteers

Purpose: CPA Week volunteers help Indiana high school students better understand the career opportunities in the CPA profession. CPAs will share the best parts of their jobs, what an average work day looks like, how they solve problems and what to expect in college. Volunteers roles include live presentations and pre-taped video messages.

Term: Nov. 8–12 and May 2–6

No. of Meetings: CPA Week is hosted in November and May. Volunteers should be available for at least one presentation.

Time Commitment: 1–2 hours per presentation

 

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: Video conference

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

 

Advocacy

CPA Advocates

Purpose: Establish and maintain an advocacy relationship with legislators on behalf of CPAs; learn about and provide input to Society on legislative and regulatory issues of importance to members.

Term: No limit

No. of Meetings: Participate in advocacy and legislative events throughout the year.

Time Commitment: Usually less than 4 hours per year

Location: Video conference

 

Government Relations Advisory Council

Purpose: GRAC members set the Society’s legislative agenda and regulatory strategy related to business and license issues. They draft rules and respond to exposure drafts related to licensure and work closely with Board of Accountancy.

Term: Appointed annually 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: Video conference

 

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: Video conference

Requirements: Indiana CPA and PAC contributor; approved by Trustees

 

Tax Resource Advisory Council

Purpose: TRAC members serve as advisors to legislators, their staff and regulatory agencies related to tax. Members work closely with IRS, DOR, DWD and DLGF on issues resolution and initiatives.

Term: Appointed annually by Board

No. of Meetings: 3–4 per year; participation in tax-related meetings with regulatory agencies, review proposed tax legislation, provide subject matter testimony to General Assembly-often during January–April.

Time Commitment: 15–20+ hours per year

Location: Video conference 

 

 

Technical Reviewers

Purpose: INCPAS regularly receives draft guidance documents from the Department of Revenue and other state agencies. We rely on members who can review the draft guidance and provide feedback to Society staff on issues, concerns and questions.

Term: No limit

Time Commitment: Usually less than 4 hours per year

Location: Technical Reviewers are added to an online community and complete their work virtually.

 

Committees

Educational Foundation Scholarship Committee

Purpose: To assist in the review of scholarship applications and make recommendations of finalists to the Educational Foundation Trustees.

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

No. of Meetings: 1 meeting per year

Time Commitment: Time to review scholarship applications (varies annually based on number of applicants), and short conference calls as needed.

Location: Video conference

Requirements: Should possess an interest in education and furthering the profession. Must be an INCPAS member.

 

Education Foundation Trustee

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: Video conference

Time Commitment: 4–6 hours per year

Requirements: Should possess an interest in education and furthering the profession. Must be an INCPAS member.

 

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: Video conference

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.

 

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: Video conference

Requirements: Knowledge of or interest in integrated reporting.

 

Leadership

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: Video conference

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

 

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: Video conference

Requirements:

  • Must be an Indiana CPA Society member, 30 years old or younger
  • Must be a Certified Public Accountant or pursuing the credential