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 

Committee Selection

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.

 

Selection Process

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.

Members, find Committee and Task Force contact information here.

Committee Descriptions

See the full lists of committees and their descriptions, by type.

General

Sub Committees

AICPA Council

Scholarship Foundation

Standing

Task Force

Committee Eligibility

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.

Questions?

Call (800) 342-3197 or (850) 224-2727 and ask for the staff liaison listed beneath the committee of interest.

 

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