Certified Public Accountant Organizations
The American Institute of CPAs 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.
The Oregon Society of CPAs, founded in 1908, is a professional membership organization with nearly 5,000 members statewide, as well as in other states and countries. The OSCPA is committed to the continuing professional success of our members. The OSCPA is a voluntary association of CPAs engaged in public practice, industry, government, and education.
With nearly 10,000 members, the Washington Society of Certified Public Accountants is the only organization in the State of Washington dedicated to serving the professional needs of CPAs, educating consumers about CPAs and the services they provide, and encouraging students to study accounting and enter the profession.We are active in many organizations that help us stay informed and continue to improve our skills and knowledge.
Industry Specific Organizations
In addition to Certified Public Accountant Organizations, we are active members in several industry specific organizations that help us better understand and offer solutions to our client’s unique tax and accounting challenges.
Construction Financial Management Association is the only organization dedicated to bringing together construction financial professionals and those partners serving their unique needs. CFMA Associate Members are those serving the construction industry, such as public accountants, sureties, bankers, insurance agents/brokers and carriers, consultants and other service providers.
Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) is a national trade association representing 22,000 members from more than 19,000 construction and industry-related firms. Founded on the merit shop philosophy, ABC and its 70 chapters help members develop people, win work and deliver that work safely, ethically and profitably for the betterment of the communities in which they work.
The Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) is the leading association for the construction industry. Operating in partnership with its nationwide network of 95 chartered Chapters, AGC provides a full range of services satisfying the needs and concerns of its members, thereby improving the quality of construction and protecting the public interest. AGC was established in 1918 after a request by President Woodrow Wilson. Wilson recognized the construction industry’s national importance and desired a partner with which the government could discuss and plan for the advancement of the nation. AGC has been fulfilling that mission for the last 90 years.
Southwest Washington Contractors Association is an organization of commercial construction professionals. Located in Vancouver, Washington, the SWCA has more than 63 years of experience as a resource for the construction industry. They are comprised of general contractors, specialty contractors, engineers, architects and service companies supportive of the industry.
The Building Industry Association of Clark County is a trade association representing over 12,000 employees in the construction industry. The BIA serves the interests of all businesses involved in land development and construction.
The Columbia River Economic Development Council (CREDC) is a private-public partnership of 140 investors working together to advance the economic vitality of Clark County through business growth and innovation. Through collaborative leadership, the CREDC promotes job quality and capital investment while maintaining the County’s exceptional environment and high quality of life.