You are a member of TXCPA Houston – now what?
TXCPA Houston Member = new applicant, newly-licensed CPA, CPA-Candidate, Student, long-time CPA, Non-CPA Employee Affiliate, International Affiliate, or a 40-plus year Member.
Regardless of your membership type, you are eligible to participate on committees.
If you are new to the organization, you might ask “How do I become involved?” or “How can I support TXCPA Houston?” Perhaps you are settled in your career, the kids have moved on, and now you have more time to give back to the profession that supported you for so many years.
TXCPA Houston has over twenty open committees, ranging from community service activities, including CPAs Helping Schools and Young Professionals, to industry-specific CPE planning committees for energy, personal financial planning, financial reporting, and CFO/Controller conferences. Other committees include the Annual Scholarship Extravaganza Committee, which works on fundraising and planning the program that provides funding for the fifth-year accounting scholarship program.
If tax is your forte, consider being a part of the Tax Expo Committee. Help plan the January two-day conference that focuses on preparing yourself and your staff on all matters pertinent to the upcoming tax filing season. Or consider the Circular 230 Practitioners Roundtable, a mixed group of tax practitioners who are eligible to practice before the IRS. This group meets bi-monthly over lunch and is attended by local IRS and Taxpayer Advocate representatives, Harris County Appraisal District professionals and those from other taxing agencies sometimes attend to provide updates from their offices.
Accounting Scholarships Committee is always open for volunteers to assist in the application review and funding process.
If you are politically-focused, the Houston CPA-PAC provides oversight of funds for distribution to local state legislatures and maintains a legislator key person program, while the Public Affairs Committee provides education and opportunities for local grassroots activities.
A committee for anyone is Membership Development, which oversees membership events, networking opportunities, community service activities, and diversity and inclusion. Subcommittees assist in the event planning of networking programs and semi-annual open houses, lunch and learn activities, member outreach and more.
Many of the open committees have subcommittees to allow volunteers to focus on their preferred area and conference call is usually available for all meetings.
For more information, visit https://www.houstoncpa.org/membership/volunteer.