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An Evolving Profession

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CEO’s Message

By TXCPA President and CEO Jodi Ann Ray, CAE

TXCPA President and CEO Jodi Ann Ray, CAEWelcome to your digital copy of Today’s CPA! We’re leveraging technology to deliver the latest news and updates directly to you in a format that you can easily access on any device.

I know this past year has been full of constant change, and it’s not stopping or slowing down any time soon. You are part of a vibrant and evolving profession that is rapidly changing. There’s no doubt you see this in your day-to-day work with clients and customers.

In the cover story, you’ll read more about some new changes that impact those in the CPA pipeline and our educators who are preparing the next generation of Texas CPAs. CPA Evolution, an AICPA and NASBA initiative, is taking shape with recommended changes to accounting curriculum and big changes to the CPA Exam and CPA licensure.

The Exam changes are on deck for as early as January 2024. That’s right around the corner. We know this will be a big undertaking for our colleges and universities here in Texas. Read on to learn about CPA Evolution and how AICPA and TXCPA are positioned to help Texas educators and students buckle up for the changes on the horizon.

If you’re interested in supporting the future of accounting education in Texas, I encourage you to consider making a contribution to the TXCPA Accounting Education Foundation. Your gift will provide support to students and educators through scholarships and training.

Please also tell the students you know in your community and internship programs about TXCPA and our free student membership. Being engaged in and involved with TXCPA and their local chapter will help them stay on the leading edge of all the changes that lie ahead.

Stay tuned to your TXCPA communications as we continue to keep you informed about professional issues impacting all CPAs in Texas.

Thank you for your continued support!

Share Your Thoughts

I would love to hear your thoughts on CPA Evolution or any other issue that is top of mind for you. Be sure to drop me a note at jray@tx.cpa.