The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) is one of the largest state accounting organizations in the nation with more than 28,000 members. It was incorporated in 1897 for the following purposes:
- To cultivate, promote, and disseminate knowledge and information concerning certified public accountants.
- To establish and maintain high standards of integrity, honor, and character among certified public accountants.
- To furnish information regarding accountancy and the practice and methods thereof to its members and the general public.
- To protect the interests of its members and the general public with respect to the practice of accountancy.
The Society fulfills its mission through its 15 chapters, more than 60 technical and administrative committees, and a 39-member Board of Directors. The administrative operations are under the direction of the Executive Director, assisted by a professional staff of approximately 65.
With a membership of more than 15,000, the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA) is the largest professional organization serving the needs of Garden State CPAs. Representing the majority of New Jersey CPAs in public practice, industry, government and education, the NJSCPA supports members in fulfilling their professional responsibilities and achieving success through leadership, education, networking and community involvement initiatives.
The AICPA is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession, with nearly 386,000 members in 128 countries and a 125-year heritage of serving the public interest. AICPA members represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education and consulting. The AICPA sets ethical standards for the profession and U.S. auditing standards for audits of private companies, nonprofit organizations, federal, state and local governments. It develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination and offers specialty credentials for CPAs who concentrate on personal financial planning; fraud and forensics; business valuation; and information technology. Through a joint venture with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, it has established the Chartered Global Management Accountant designation to elevate management accounting globally.