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LCPA’s CPE program provides you with hundreds of educational opportunities -- all at substantial member discounts. Whether you’re in industry, public practice, government, or education, you can choose from seminars, workshops and conferences, self-study and in-house courses, and chapter-sponsored CPE events to improve your professional and personal development.

LCPA distributes Monthly CPE Catalogs via mail and email to help you select the course topics, dates and locations that best serve your professional and educational needs. Individual brochures are also mailed featuring workshops, conferences and other special CPE events.  

Networking & Leadership Opportunities
Networking is indispensable and key to your success. As an LCPA member, you have a wide-range of opportunities to network with your fellow CPAs. Involvement in local chapter activities and statewide committees enables you to network with other members who share your ideas, interests and concerns. These opportunities build valuable leadership skills and lifetime friendships. 

Committees & Task Forces
Build valuable leadership skills and exposure in the profession by volunteering to serve on one of 20 statewide committees and task forces. With one of the highest participation rates in the country for volunteers, LCPA is only one of a few state CPA societies to reimburse committee members for all travel expenses.

State Chapters
LCPA is divided into nine chapters. Chapter-sponsored activities (monthly meetings, programs for industry members, low-cost or free CPE, social events) allow you to conveniently network with colleagues.   

Opportunities to Save
Insurance Programs
LCPA keeps you covered both personally and professionally by offering you options to participate in insurance programs, including medical, life, disability, accident and professional liability.

Group Buying Programs
Several outstanding group buying programs offer you tangible benefits and discounts on essential products and services to make you more effective in your career. Includes discounts on express shipping, professional publications, Internet access, office supplies, and much more.

You’ll stay current on the issues affecting the CPA profession through LCPA’s print and online publications. Published nine times a year, the Society’s magazine, Lagniappe, brings members the latest technical and professional developments along with legislative updates.

Tax Alerts
One of the most valuable LCPA services, Tax Alerts which provide "real-time” technical information. Distributed via email and posted online, Tax Alerts keep you informed of the latest tax interpretations affecting your practice and answer many questions regarding federal, state and local tax issues throughout the year.

Strategic Alliances

The LCPA has built and maintained strong alliances with key organizations for the mutual benefit of all parties involved. Ongoing relationships with the State Board of CPAs of Louisiana, Internal Revenue Service, Louisiana Department of Revenue, and Louisiana Legislative Auditor’s Office help the LCPA keep up-to-date with new developments affecting busiess and the CPA profession. LCPA has organized a list of key LDR and IRS contacts to make communication easier.

Political Action Committee
The lifeblood of the CPA profession is controlled by the legislature and, in the extreme, the entire profession could be eliminated with the passage of just one piece of legislation. LCPA is your voice and Louisiana CPA Political Action Committee (PAC) plays an important role in that voice.

Representation in the Legislature
The Society maintains a strong and successful role in monitoring and influencing legislation to create a more favorable business environment for CPAs, employers and clients. As an LCPA member, you enhance our ability to serve as an advocate in safeguarding your interests and preserving the integrity of your CPA designation.  

Career Resources
LCPA’s Online Career Center
Get access to resumes and job postings via a nationwide network of more than 650,000 accounting, finance and banking professionals. LCPA’s Career Center provides an outstanding set of services for employers, including discounted job postings and online recruiting tips. Premium services such as priority job postings, an automatic resume matching service, a resume search capability and email notifications also available.

Flexible Work Arrangements Database
LCPA’s Flex Database contains a listing of members who are seeking alternative employment options such as temporary, part-time, flex-time and seasonal employment. This list profiling preferred work schedules and areas of expertise, is provided to interested employers with similar work requirements.

Job Referral & Resume Service
If you’re looking for a new career opportunity, or someone to fill a position on your staff, the LCPA’s Job Referral and Resume Service can help. Members mail their resume to the Society office and copies are made available to interested employers free of charge.

Online Classified Ads
Whether you looking to hire or be hired, our print and online classified ads can help. Place your classified ad online and in Lagniappe for maximum exposure. 

Peer Review
The Society administers the AICPA Peer Review program in which member firms who provide audit, compilation and review services are required to participate. LCPA’s Peer Review Program promotes and maintains high professional standards, while helping firms to enhance the quality of their practices.

Image Enhancement
LCPA has many programs that are ongoing and whose goal is to promote the CPA profession and its services to the general public, the business community and governmental entities. Our institutional advertising campaign promotes the standards and quality of services offered by CPAs. Ads run in media outlets statewide primarily during tax season.

Meeting Room Facility Rental
Your CPA Society has the perfect location for your next meeting, office party or training session. The Society’s classroom facilities are available to rent for daytime gatherings on days when CPE courses are not held. Enjoy the comfortable atmosphere at member-discounted rates. Catering is available.
Support Staff
LCPA staff serves as your advocate. Our professional and friendly staff is committed to giving members the best value for their membership investment. LCPA members have easy access to qualified senior staff to answer technical questions. Executive Director Ron Gitz assist members with issues related to the profession and serve as liaisons with state and federal agencies.