Take the Next Step in Your Career

The FICPA Leadership Academy is a selective, leadership opportunity for young CPAs 35 years old and under looking to grow as a leader, and expand their professional network all while earning CPE!

Thirty candidates will be chosen to attend sessions, where they will learn valuable leadership skills to bring back and implement in the office. 


Qualified applicants are:

  • 35 years old and under
  • 4+ years of experience within the profession
  • On the Horizon and have the greatest potential to lead the organization

Why Participate?

The Leadership Academy provides participants with the opportunity to build relationships across the state, become engaged with local thought leaders, and leap into leadership within their organization and the CPA profession with motivation.

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Meet young CPAs from across the state committed to advancing the profession.

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Discuss the issues that matter with those shaping the future of what it means to be a CPA.

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Receive unique leadership-development training from expert instructors that will help you grow.

Leadership Speakers:

Former AICPA Chair Bill Reeb and Former AICPA and FICPA chair Tommye Barie, together through the Succession Institute, will bring a high-impact leadership program that is designed to help leaders and those on the brink of greatness, develop key skills necessary for enhancing their effectiveness and to ensure the successful continuation of their firm/organization. The intensive program immerses participants in the concepts and skills needed for leadership development.

See the 2021-22 Curriculum

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                          Program Outline:

                                         First Session:

                                                       Date: November 10 - 11, 2022
                                                       Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
                                                       Hotel Information: Hilton Fort Lauderdale Marina

                                         Second Session:

                                                       Date: December 19 - 20, 2022
                                                       Location: Orlando, FL
                                                        Hotel Information: Grand Bohemian Hotel

                                         Third Session:

                                                       Date: January 24 - 25, 2023
                                                            with CPA Advocacy Day
                                                       Location: Tallahassee, FL
                                                       Hotel Information: Aloft Tallahassee Downtown 

                                         *Fourth Session:

                                                       Date: June 15 - 16, 2023
                                                            with Mega CPE Conference
                                                       Location: Orlando, FL
                                                       Hotel Information: JW Marriot Bonnet Creek


All applicants must be able to commit to the dates above as attendance is mandatory unless noted.

Tuition: $1,500


Applications have closed for 2022-2023 Class.


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