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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
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
Networking & Leadership Opportunities
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
Committees & Task Forces
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
LCPA’s Online Career Center
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
Flexible Work Arrangements Database
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
Job Referral & Resume Service
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
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
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
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
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.
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.