We are looking for FICPA members, like you, to share your story with students and educators throughout Florida. There are over 600 high schools in Florida with students interested in math, business, accounting, and economics. Many of these students have an affinity for numbers and problem-solving and are interested in business, but few know about the career opportunities available within the accounting profession.
Please consider becoming the High School Speaker (HSS) for a specific high school (or several) in your area - as you're a valuable resource to the school's academic programs! Your primary role as a HSS is to become involved with and establish a long-term relationship with the school, but other duties include:
The FICPA will support you with resource materials, educator contacts when available, free advice, and a mentor from the Accounting Careers Committee.
Apply today—find an available high school. Then make this the place to obtain resources and give us feedback as you promote the profession of Accounting to the students of Florida!
Become a Speaker!
As a High School Speaker, you are expected to promote a positive awareness of the accounting profession among high school students and their teachers.
Directory of Speakers for Teachers
If you need a speaker for a presentation, consult the FICPA Speakers Directory. The directory is updated daily, and includes names of FICPA members who have volunteered to speak to students. You can search for speakers by county, FICPA chapter, or by name.
School Information for Volunteers
Volunteer speakers can view a current list of the high schools and Academy of Finance programs in Florida. Also, if you are interested in becoming a speaker for a particular school, you can see if one is available in your community. If you know of any new schools or AOF programs in your area that are not on these lists, please notify us at AccountingCareers@ficpa.org!
Below are additional resources to support you in your role as a volunteer.
Thank you for volunteering! Below are downloadable materials on accounting careers and financial literacy arranged by school level.