Governmental Affairs

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The FICPA serves as your liaison with various legislative and regulatory agencies in Florida. Your Governmental Affairs staff helps to develop annual proposed legislative and regulatory policies for the FICPA, monitors state legislation and regulatory actions to determine the impact on the CPA profession, lobbies on behalf of the FICPA, and communicates any changes to FICPA members.

The FICPA Governmental Affairs team represents you in Tallahassee with full-time lobbyists on staff. Your lobbying team tracks a host of state legislative issues affecting the accounting profession, usually over 200 bills each legislative session. It is our goal to support the FICPA's mission to "monitor and actively participate in the public-policy making process."

With all of this in mind, the Committee on State Legislative Policy develops annual Legislative and Regulatory Policies for the FICPA. Through the promulgation and support of these policies, the FICPA's intent is for the profession to maintain the highest possible standards of professionalism, while also protecting the needs and exceeding the expectations of the general public. Ask us your Florida Legislative or Regulatory questions.

To learn about your Governmental Affairs team and what they do for you, please use the links to the left which provide resources and tools including:

FICPA Advocacy at Work

 

To keep FICPA members better informed about the Institutes's advocacy efforts, the Governmental Affairs Department will air a series of legislative and regulatory updates. Throughout these updates, we'll highlight the importance of our members to the FICPA's advocacy program. See more of our advocacy at work here.

Key Person Contact

 

The Key Person Contact (KPC) Program began several years ago to identify CPAs with contacts in the Florida Legislature. The FICPA uses these KPCs as an information network, both transmitting information to legislators and reporting information about proposed or pending state legislation to the FICPA. Read more about the KPC Program here.

Florida CPA Pac

 

The Florida CPA/PAC is an entity completely separate from the FICPA. The objective of the Florida CPA/PAC is to help protect the trust, confidence and esteem the CPA certificate holds in the public's eye. Read more about the FICPA CPA Pac here.

Legislative Resources

 

In this area of the website, you will find Legislative Updates including Policies, Reform information, election information, Call to Action Notices and more. You'll also find the Legislative Tax Guide. See all the legislative resources here.

Legislative Chapter Visits

 

Legislative Chapter visits are a grassroots effort to encourage chapters to become involved with FICPA’s governmental affairs programs. Chapter officers are asked to consider scheduling a legislative visit each fiscal year. See more about legislative chapter visits here.