Why Join and Stay a Member?

Membership has its benefits.

We get it — there are a lot of professional associations out there. So how do you choose the best association to complement your career as a CPA? Well, besides being the premier association for CPAs in Louisiana, we're giving you ten more reasons to be — and stay — an LCPA member.

1. Access to high-quality CPE at member discounts

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. We also extend the member discount on CPE to your non-CPA staff members.

2. Networking and 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 and task forces enables you to network with other members who share your ideas, interests, and concerns. These opportunities build valuable leadership skills and lifetime friendships.

3. State chapter membership at no extra cost

LCPA is comprised of nine geographic chapters. Chapter-sponsored activities (monthly meetings, programs for industry members, CPE, social events) allow you to conveniently network with colleagues.

4. Savings on products and services you need

Take advantage of several outstanding member discount programs. Save on everything from CPE to document destruction to office supplies and everyday products and services to make your personal and professional life easier. CPAs look to the bottom line, and there’s no reason that you can’t be the one saving money.

5. Lagniappe member magazine delivered the way you prefer

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. Choose to receive it in print, digitally, or both.

6. News alerts to keep you up to date

One of the most valuable of LCPA's member services, our Advocacy/Tax Alerts provide "real-time” technical information when you need it fast. Distributed via email and posted online, our Alerts keep you informed of the latest legislation, tax interpretations affecting your practice, and federal, state, and local tax issues throughout the year.

7. Advocacy to preserve the integrity of the CPA designation

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 business and the CPA profession. LCPA has organized a list of key LDR and IRS contacts to make communication easier.

8. Career resources to keep you on the path to success

LCPA members can can have their resume to professionally reviewed to ensure you put your best foot forward. LCPA's classifieds remain one of the top-visited pages on our website listing job openings. Whether you're looking to find a job or fill a position, we can help.

9. Peer review to maintain high standards

LCPA members can can have their resume to professionally reviewed to ensure you put your best foot forward. LCPA's classifieds remain one of the top-visited pages on our website listing job openings. Whether you're looking to find a job or fill a position, we can help.

10. Trusted support staff whenever you need us

LCPA members have easy access to qualified senior staff to answer technical questions. Executive Director & CEO Ron Gitz assists members with issues related to the profession and serves as a liaison with state and federal agencies.