Role & Objectives



Affiliation with the FICPA represents commitment to the CPA profession, including adherence to the Code of Professional Conduct and to a stringent set of professional and technical standards. In addition to ensuring that standards are met, the FICPA provides information and resources that enable CPAs to enhance the quality of their services. Publications such as Florida CPA Today, the FICPA's bi-monthly magazine and NewsFlash, the Institute's bi-weekly electronic newsletter, update members and invite CPAs to share their expertise on important professional and public issues with members of the business community, the media and the public.



The FICPA has eight fundamental objectives around which all of our activities, benefits and services revolve.  Those objectives are:

  • To foster ethical conduct and promote standards of independence, integrity and objectivity in the profession.

  • To promote the establishment and maintenance of high educational and professional requirements for persons in the profession.

  • To monitor and actively participate in public policy-making processes which impact the profession.

  • To collect, analyze and interpret data on changing market, economic, governmental and technological conditions affecting the profession.

  • To encourage the analysis, discussion and understanding of issues and trends in the profession.

  • To expand the public's knowledge and understanding of the profession.

  • To maintain relationships and activities with other organizations in pursuit of the Institute's mission.

  • To provide an organizational structure that efficiently utilizes volunteer leader and professional staff resources for the continuing development of programs which effectively address the expectations of all members.