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Written on Apr 29, 2021

OSCPA members have many opportunities to share their unique skills and expertise. Service on an OSCPA technical committee provides the connection between members, regulators and standard setters, and helps ensure the highest quality standards of practice. Volunteers monitor and respond to emerging issues, develop strategies to communicate the implications of a fast pace of changes to the membership, and enforce practice monitoring and self-regulatory activities. 

OSCPA now has openings on the following committees: 

Accounting and Auditing Committee monitors professional standards developments and ensures that member views influence the national agenda on proposed standards, rules, regulations and legislation. Guidance from volunteer leaders also assures that the Society can best serve its members with informed policy, relevant information, and timely education and training. 

Accounting and Auditing Public Companies Committee monitors standards setting, regulation and legislation affecting public companies and provides guidance for OSCPA to influence the regulatory climate for public entities and the CPAs who serve them. 

Peer Review Committee assists in upholding the quality of CPA practice in the state by administering the AICPA peer review program. Committee members are needed with the following qualifications: 

  • A member of the AICPA 
  • Currently active in public practice at a supervisory level in the accounting or auditing function of a firm enrolled in the program 
  • Associated with a firm that received a report with a peer review rating of “pass” on its most recent peer review that was accepted timely 
  • Demonstrated proficiency in the standards, interpretations and guidance of the program by completing training that meets team captain training requirements. 

Professional Ethics Committee investigates complaints received from members and the public regarding actions of OSCPA members that may be in violation of the Code of Professional Conduct. The committee also monitors and responds to exposure drafts on ethics rules, maintains communications with the AICPA on issues of ethics enforcement, and provides interpretations on rules of conduct for members. 

If you are interested in one of the above activities or would like to discuss further, please contact Laura Hay or Lisa Brown at lhay@ohiocpa.com, or lbrown@ohiocpa.com

The State and Local Tax (SALT) Committee provides input into the overall tax policy position of Ohio, increasing OSCPA’s relevance and member value. You will develop relationships with peers who have similar interests as well as legislators and regulators who are charged with crafting and implementing tax policy. This committee is recommended for members who collectively possess expertise in state and local tax matters. In addition, a high level of understanding of the legislative and regulatory process is beneficial to represent the interests of Ohio CPAs, business and individual taxpayers to ensure our state and local tax system is simple, predictable and fair. 

Contact Greg Saul, gsaul@ohiocpa.com, if you are interested in a tax volunteer opportunity. 

Promote your expertise and lead in creating a better climate for business and the CPAs who serve them, by getting involved in an OSCPA technical committee!