Committees and Groups

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Accounting Scholarship Foundation

The CTCPA Accounting Scholarship Foundation helps tomorrow’s CPAs today by providing scholarships and grants to accounting students at Connecticut high schools, colleges, and universities.

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Accounting, Auditing, and Financial Reporting Committee

The Accounting, Auditing & Financial Reporting Committee meets to discuss issues surrounding AA & R and also plans the annual CTCPA Accounting and Auditing Conference.

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Advisory Council

The Advisory Council serves as a sounding board or source of information on contemporary issues regarding the accounting profession and the individual membership of the organization. This may include virtually any issue that affects CPAs and their employment organization or the activities or governance of the society itself. At least half of those appointed to the Advisory Council must be currently chairing a CTCPA committee or interest group or, at the discretion of the Nominating Committee, the designees of those chairs.

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Audit Committee

The Audit Committee consists of an at-large member of the Board of Directors and four appointed members who recommend an independent CPA to the Board of Directors. The CPA selected by the committee audits the financial statements of the Society and its affiliated organizations as of the end of each fiscal year. Upon completion, the committee receives and reviews the auditor’s report and recommendations and then submits its findings to the Board of Directors.

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Board of Directors

The Connecticut Society of Certified Public Accountants is governed by a seven-member Board of Directors that serves as the senior decision-making and policy-making body of the Society.

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Bylaws Committee

Members of the Bylaws Committee are appointed annually by the CTCPA Chair. A proposal to amend the Constitution or Bylaws may be made by any member in good standing, the Bylaws Committee, or the Board of Directors; the proposal must be submitted in writing to the Bylaws Committee.

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CPA Exam Candidates

The CPA Exam Candidates community is a place for members studying for the CPA Exam to gather, share stories, ask questions to the community and build a network. 

The community is open to all CTCPA members who are studying for the CPA Exam.

 

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Company/Firm Administrators Group

This community will help these key individuals learn various tools to help their firms and companies grow - and how to best use these tools.

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Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Access Committee

Our initiative works to encourage and promote diversity and inclusion within the profession and at our organizations, and is intended to provide events and programming to help engage members in meaningful discussions about diversity. Conversations encompass a wide array of topics, including six pillars of diversity identified by co-chairs Shanita Booker and Cynthia Calderon: Personal experiences, learning styles, education, careers, professional experiences, and talents.

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Economic Relief Packages (PPP and More) Group

In order to work through the complex, frequently released guidance, we’ve formed this ad hoc group to give members a place to ask questions, get clarity, and brainstorm with their peers.The group will host virtual meetings as needed; in order to receive the call-in information for each meeting and have access to the online community, simply join this group.

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Educators FOOD (For Our Own Development) Group

The Educators Group enables members in academia to increase their exposure to trends, issues, and opportunities, and to share their particular expertise and experiences with others who have similar interests.

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Employee Benefit Plans Committee

The Employee Benefit Plans Committee monitors developments in the employee benefit plans arena. Friendly, interactive meetings include roundtable discussion of changes affecting plans, auditors, and employers. The group features diversified professionals e.g., auditors, actuaries, third party administrators, and attorneys, engaged in the EBP area. Outreach to the broader membership includes an annual networking social and sponsoring of an annual Employee Benefit Plans Conference.

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Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Committee

This new Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Committee is designed for members in public practice, industry, and academia to help promote the ESG and sustainability research agenda. Major activities will include encouraging members to join in the discussion of sustainability reporting and disclosures; serving as a coordinating force among ESG and financial reporting professionals to push forward the integrated reporting agenda; and educating the membership about sustainability reporting, disclosure, and risk management.

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Fairfield County Chapter

Meetings will be held in Fairfield County, giving our Fairfield County members a forum to get together, share ideas, and learn from on another.

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Fairfield County New & Young Professionals Cabinet

The Fairfield County New and Young Professionals Cabinet includes individuals across various public and private firms, nominated to serve as leaders amongst the CTCPA’s new and young professionals in Fairfield County. The members strive to get involved with the CTCPA and bridge the gap between the CTCPA members and those entering the profession. The Cabinet’s objectives include networking, professional awareness, and giving back.

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Federal Taxation Committee

The Federal Income Taxation Committee is a team of tax professionals that work together to educate its members on changes and nuances of federal tax laws and/or regulations affecting individuals, corporations, and pass through entities. This is accomplished through sponsored expert speakers, committee member meetings, and at the annual tax forum. Members can also take advantage of CONNECT, a private online community, where members ask questions and discuss tax related issues, in real time.

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Finance Committee

The CTCPA Finance Committee works with the CTCPA staff and Board of Directors to identify opportunities, focus financial decisions on membership ROI, and help leverage funds to best reach organizational goals.

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Finance Professionals in Industry Group

The Finance Professionals in Industry Group is a new CTCPA committee seeking to provide value to our members in industry through education, professional development, and networking.

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Financial Institutions Committee

This interest group convenes a diverse gathering of professionals in the banking/credit granting industry, including CPAs directly employed in the industry, CPAs in public accounting, CPA consultants, regulators, non-CPA executives, and others.

Interest group members review national and local industry trends, as well as federal and state regulatory and legislative developments and pronouncements specific to the industry. Specific topics of interest to the credit grantors are presented by interest group members and meetings frequently are recommended for continuing professional education credit.

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Golf Tournament Committee

The CTCPA Golf Tournament Committee’s mission is organizing and administering the annual CTCPA Accounting Scholarship Foundation Golf Tournament which provides a fun and relaxing day of golf while raising money for scholarships to future accounting professionals.

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Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee

The Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee meets to discuss developments, new regulations, and compliance issues in the field of governmental accounting and auditing. Group members include both public sector finance professionals and those who serve them in public accounting. Members also plan the annual CTCPA Governmental Accounting and Auditing Conference held every spring. 

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Hartford Area New & Young Professionals Cabinet

The Hartford Area New & Young Professionals Cabinet includes 20 individuals across various public and private firms, nominated to serve as leaders amongst the CTCPA’s new and young professionals. The members strive to get involved with the CTCPA and bridge the gap between the CTCPA members and those entering the profession. The Cabinet’s objectives include networking, professional awareness, and giving back.

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Investment Committee

The purpose of the Investment Committee is to prudently and effectively manage the CTCPA’s and the CTCPA Accounting Scholarship Foundation’s (ASF) investment accounts. The group is compromised of at least four at-large CTCPA members (not including ex officio members) selected for their investment acumen. The CTCPA treasurer also serves on the committee as the board’s liaison and to serve as the Investment Committee’s representative on the Finance Committee.

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Media Speakers Bureau

If you have an expertise in which you can offer knowledge for members of the press, you could be a CPA media source. Interested?  Please reach out to Alyssa Boerenko at alyssab@ctcpas.org or 860-258-0239.

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Membership Committee

The Membership Committee’s mission is to recruit new members, help them engage with the society, and work to ensure that membership is a rewarding experience. The committee also evaluates and recommends services, programs, or other benefits that will increase member engagement or otherwise enhance the membership experience.

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Not-For-Profit Organizations Committee

The Not-for-Profit Organizations Committee discusses current issues such as accounting, auditing, taxes, and financial reporting for not-for-profit organizations and those with not-for-profit clients. 

The Committee welcomes all members no matter your expertise or career stage.

One committee meeting per year focuses on planning the annual CTCPA Not-for-Profit Organizations Conference.

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Peer Review Committee

The CTCPA Peer Review Committee’s mission it to implement the peer review program established by the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants on behalf of the Connecticut State Board of Accountancy. Appointment to this committee is at the discretion of the CTCPA Chair.

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Professional Ethics Committee

The CTCPA Professional Ethics Committee’s mission is to review complaints against its members involving the Code of Professional Conduct and Bylaws and promote and educate members on ethical behavior and standards.  Appointment to this committee is at the discretion of the CTCPA Chair. 

 

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Retiree Connect

Are you a CTCPA member who is retired and looking to continue to connect with your CTCPA friends and colleagues?  Members have asked and we’re delivering! Introducing the Retiree Connect online community – open to any CTCPA members who are retired. 

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Southeastern Connecticut Chapter

Connect with your peers in Southeastern Connecticut! Meetings are held in either the Groton or Norwich/New London areas. 

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State Taxation Committee

The CTCPA State Taxation Committee is the community for navigating the political, regulatory, legislative, and judicial details of Connecticut tax compliance. Members build relationships with other CPAs, the DRS Commissioner, and senior DRS staff at annual dinner meetings and other events. Come influence the topics covered at the State Tax 360° as one of the planners.

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Student Outreach Speakers Bureau

Help ensure the CPA pipeline is future-ready! The Student Outreach Speakers Bureau is comprised of CTCPA members who have volunteered to speak to students ranging from middle school through college.  The focus of these classroom discussions is the path to getting an accounting degree, passing the CPA Exam, becoming a CPA in Connecticut, and more.

 

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Technology Committee

The Technology Committee strives to educate and assist CTCPA members with all aspects of technology, with particular focus on technologies that touch the accounting world. The interest group welcomes all types and levels of experience for a free exchange of ideas and expertise.

Open breakfast meetings are held virtually each month featuring a different topic.  All CTCPA members are welcome to attend and participate in discussion with our technology experts. No CPE is offered.

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Trust, Estate, and Gift Tax Committee

Trust, Estate, and Gift Tax Committee members meet for discussion of taxation, trusts, gifting strategies, and more.

Hosting quarterly meetings, we bring in presenters on different topics of interest and have discussions among the members about current topics affecting this area.

We invite everyone with an interest, no matter what your career stage.  Join us to learn or to share your expertise!

 

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Valuation, Forensic, and Litigation Support Group

The Valuation, Forensic, and Litigation Support Group holds networking breakfast and dinner meetings at the CTCPA Education Center which include continuing education credit on topics unique to this group. Come share experiences in this relaxed open forum, a great resource for all experience levels.

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