THE CONNECTICUT SOCIETY OF CPAs AND ITS MEMBERS The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants, with a current membership of approximately 6,000 individuals in public practice, in business and industry, in government, and in education, is the only statewide professional membership association for CPAs. It is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors and 30-person volunteer Advisory Council. The mission of the Connecticut Society of CPAs is to be the professional association in Connecticut that promotes and supports state CPAs through Advocacy, Community, and Education. CTCPA was formed by nine CPAs in New Haven in 1908 “to establish such standards of integrity, ability, and professional conduct that the business public will forever trust their members, all of whom must be CPAs.” Today, some 106 years later, CTCPA’s primary function has expanded to include providing continuing education opportunities (courses sponsored by CTCPA, including seminars, major conferences and a variety of technical morning and evening sessions, register some 75,000 hours of attendance annually), a comprehensive practice peer review program, a variety of membership services for CPAs in Connecticut, and clear, strong, and forward-looking leadership for the profession. Connecticut CPAs are integral to the socio-economic fabric of our state. In addition to serving as independent and objective advisors to individuals and businesses, they are active as volunteers in their communities, providing their expertise gratis to myriad charities, causes, civic groups, foundations, and other not-for-profit organizations. Community Accounting Aid and Services, Inc. (CAAS), the Connecticut CPA profession’s organized outreach program, numbers more than 200 CPA volunteers who provide free accounting advice and services to economically disadvantaged businesses and individuals. CTCPA members also visit Connecticut schools to speak about the CPA career path, write articles and answer tax and financial management questions for a wide variety of the state’s print media, and appear on television and radio to provide that same advice. To learn more about CTCPA can do for you, please visit us at www.ctcpas.org. 5