Serving on an FICPA committee is an excellent way for you to network with your peers from around the state, while enabling you to play an influential role in shaping the future of your profession. From the 31 FICPA committees, you will find a wide array of opportunities that also includes other kinds of networking, community outreach, conference-planning, professional development, and information dissemination.
Committee membership is open to voting members; non-resident members; non-CPA accounting educator members; associate members; retired members; and lifetime members of the FICPA in good standing. Most committees usually plan and implement at least one project or program per year and many offer the opportunity to participate in subcommittees to work on specific areas of interest within the committee structure. Committees communicate through one or more meetings and/or conference calls in which members are expected to participate. In addition, Committees may share resources and conduct business thought FICPA Connect.
When to Sign Up
At the beginning of each calendar year, a Volunteer Request Guide is sent to all members and made available on the FICPA website.
Appointments are finalized in early June and are confirmed in writing to each member. Committee appointment is for one year: July through June. Committee re-appointment is not automatic. You must reapply to serve each year.
Many factors are considered for committee selection, including individual expertise; previous service; diversity and extent of FICPA-member participation; experience level; geographic location; and firm/company dynamics.
All committee membership is evaluated by the Board of Directors, current Committee Chair, and Vice Chair, and FICPA staff. Appointment recommendations are made considering the stated criteria. The FICPA Chair makes final committee appointments, as well as Committee Chair and Vice Chair assignments.
FICPA COMMITTEE POLICIES
Committees and Task Forces
The FICPA has many working committees and task forces to provide leadership in each of these targeted groups.
See the full lists of committees and their descriptions, by type.
According to FICPA Bylaws, Member Status Eligibility list.
Code of Conduct
By accepting an appointment to a committee, members agree to observe and promote the highest standards of ethical conduct in the performance of their responsibilities on a committee. Click to see Code of Conduct »
Conference Planning Committee Responsibilities
Conference planning committees will be provided a listing of committee members’ responsibilities and expectations.
FICPA Reimbursement Policy
Travel, telephone, mailing costs, and other expenses incidental to committee meetings are personal obligations of the member. Such obligations should be recognized when accepting a committee appointment.