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Eight Ways to Grow with TXCPA Houston

  • Published on Aug 9, 2021
  • by Carol Spencer

Ninety-three years young and over 7,000 members strong in 2021! On May 22, 1928, founders Fred W. Allen, George Armistead, R.C. Hinzie, John G. Martel, Frank G. Masquelette, Cyril F. Milledge, Tillman Trotter, and C.W. Wittman established the Houston CPA Society. TXCPA Houston, your professional network, remains a small yet vital part of your life…or should be.

As we work together to move forward from the 21st-Century pandemic, it is more important than ever to remain part of the synergy your group creates. When members work together to resolve issues, everyone prospers. Here are eight ways to grow with your TXCPA Houston membership.

Explore Opportunities for Growth & Leadership

Join one of many committees at the local or state level; plan conferences or networking events; inform local students of accounting career opportunities; volunteer in local financial literacy presentations; fundraise for the future CPAs.

The success and future of the Texas Society of CPAs depend on your input for key leadership positions. Leadership nominations for 2022-2023 are currently being accepted for TXCPA and TXCPA leadership positions. If you have ideas to move your association forward, submit your application or nomination today! Click here to learn more.

Share Your Knowledge with the Future Workforce

Mentor a CPA-Candidate, university student, or a newly-licensed CPA. Help them navigate career options to further their career. Support charitable activities such as scholarship programs at state and local levels, CPAs Helping Schools for grades PreK-12 education, and annual fundraising events. Your support, financial or voluntary participation in planning and executing, is critical to the future of the profession.

Develop Your Community at TXCPA Exchange

Connect with members across the state through the TXCPA Exchange. Visit Exchange today!

Build Your Network & Professional Relationships

Connect with fellow members at morning buzzes, luncheon CPE events, happy hours, and more. Happy hours are moving to in-person events and observing proper precautions. Be active and meet fellow members! Sign-up for an event here.

Build Your Business

If you are in public practice, join TXCPA Houston's Referral Service. The Referral Service is a free service that connects callers requesting a CPA with four firm names and contact information.

Fulfill Your Continuing Education Hours

Earn all or part of your required 40 hours annually with discounted member rates or complimentary classes; on-demand and conferences offer both industry-specific topics or general accounting topics. TXCPA offers a free, online, on-demand Ethics course for members.

Protect Your Profession

TXCPA protects and promotes the value of your CPA license in Austin. Work with the local PAC and approve PAC contributions to state campaigns or serve as a key person contact to a local legislator. Be active! Click here to learn more.

ACAN is Here for You

Accountants Confidential Assistance Network (ACAN) has a network of CPA volunteers to assist CPAs, CPA candidates, and students who want to know if they have a problem and talk about potential solutions. ACAN network members hold regular meetings and help attendees understand they are not alone. Click here to learn more.

Other members can thrive from your participation, as you do from the original eight founders. Now is your time to grow with TXCPA Houston and soar to a brighter future.

Originally published in the TXCPA Houston's Online Magazine called the Forum. Read the full magazine here

Carol Spencer is the membership manager at TXCPA Houston.