Advocating on CPAs' behalf is the cornerstone of the FICPA's mission, and member involvement is crucial to ensuring CPAs count in the political process.

The FICPA has continued to be the voice of the CPA profession in Florida and ensures the leaders of our state listen to what we have to say.  We have your back and are the ONLY organization that protects your license!

How the FICPA Advocates for You

  1. Membership-Driven Legislative Advocacy: When the profession needs changes in statute, we take those ideas and make them happen legislatively. We develop and advocate in support for FICPA’s legislative priorities in Tallahassee​. 

  1. Defense and Protecting the Profession: We are your eyes and ears in the Capitol for any legislative or regulatory changes that would potentially impact the profession. We identify and oppose/amend any legislation that could negatively impact the CPA profession. 

  1. Legislative Monitoring: We ensure that all bills as they move through the legislative process​ are appropriately reviewed, tracked, and monitored on behalf of the FICPA membership. With our real-time tracking, we keep you informed of everything you need to know.  

  1. Political Relationships and Outreach: We do all the politics, so you don’t have to. We maintain and build key relationships​ within the Florida political process and stay at the forefront of political news and trends statewide. We make sure the CPA profession is respected and is a force to be reckoned with in Florida politics.  

  1. Local and Grassroots Advocacy: At the end of the day all politics in local. We drive and promote grassroots efforts for our members within their legislative districts and connect FICPA members with their legislators to advocate for priorities. 

  1. Your Voice During Disasters and Emergencies: When a storm hits, we will be there for our members providing both updates and assistance to FICPA members requesting key tax filing extensions with the Department of Revenue (DOR), Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) following hurricanes and natural disasters​. 

  1. Legislative Communications: As a FICPA member you will know what is happening in the state Capitol. We Provide clear communications and updates to members through Legislative Updates, Capitol Brief videos, Capitol Connection video calls, local legislative presentations, and much more coming soon…​ 


FICPA Governmental Affairs ​ 
We have your back! 

We are the ONLY organization that protects your license. 

How We Accomplish Advocacy Goals

                  Educate & Inform
Send weekly Legislative Updates, host webinars and fight
for the interest of the accounting profession


           Support from the Florida CPA/PAC
Support the election of candidates through the FICPA
Political Action Committee, a bipartisan, member-driven
committee representing CPAs in public practice, industry,
and government.  The FICPA CPA/PAC is the only PAC
that represents you and the CPA profession in FL.



How FICPA is a Constant Resource for our Members

Legislative or Regulatory Questions?

Do you have questions about:

  • Current Florida laws
  • New Florida laws
  • Agency Rules (Board of Accountancy, Department of Revenue, Auditor General's office, etc.)
  • Other state legislative or regulatory issues

How you can get involved by becoming a KPC

The FICPA has over 300 KPCs (Key Person Contact) who serve as an information network, both transmitting information to legislators and reporting information about proposed or pending state legislation to the FICPA. KPC contacts are CPAs who have developed a relationship with their local Florida legislators and recognize the difference that relationship can make in the legislative process.

Register to Become a KPC

To share your thoughts and insights on legislative and regulatory issues of concern to you, contact FICPAs Governmental Affairs Team.

For general questions or information, contact us via email. To specifically reach one of our Governmental Affairs Team, please email to the following:


Jason Harrell
Chief External Affairs Officer

Legislative & Regulatory Issues
Board of Accountancy
Florida CPA Political Action Committee


Lauren Henderson
Deputy Director of Governmental Affairs

Legislative & Regulatory Issues
Advocacy Communications
Florida CPA Political Action Committee


Brayden Harrell
Legislative Affairs & Governance Manager

Legislative & Regulatory Issues
Advocacy Communications
Florida CPA Political Action Committee