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, expand their professional network all while earning CPE!

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Twenty candidates will be chosen to attend 3 sessions, where they will learn valuable leadership skills to bring back and implement in the office. 


Qualified applicants are:

  • 35 years old and under
  • On the Horizon within the profession
  • 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 motivate them to leap into leadership within their organization and the CPA profession.

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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 effectives and to ensure 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 8 - 9, 2021
                                                                       Location: Davie, FL
                                                                       Hotel Information: TBA

                                                    Second Session:

                                                                       Date: December 13-14, 2021
                                                                       Location: Tampa, FL
                                                                       Hotel Information: TBA

                                                    Third Session:

                                                                       Date: January 11 - 12, 2022
                                                                          with CPA Advocacy Day
                                                                       Location: Tallahassee, FL
                                                                       Hotel Information: TBA

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

Tuition: $1,500



Questions about FICPA Leadership Academy? Contact us.



CPE sponsors

The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) is registered with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) as a sponsor of continuing professional education on the National Registry of CPE Sponsors. State boards of accountancy have final authority on the acceptance of individual courses for CPE credit. Complaints regarding registered sponsors may be submitted to the National Registry of CPE Sponsors through its website: NASBARegistry.org