For many years, the VSCPA has enjoyed a positive, cooperative relationship with the VBOA. While we always recognize the differences in our purposes and roles, we also recognize the need to understand each other, to sit down and discuss issues facing the profession, and to find common initiatives to promote together.
One way we collaborate is through the CPA Inauguration, an event we hold twice a year to recognize and celebrate new CPAs entering the profession. Both organizations understand the importance of reaching out to new CPAs to help them understand the profession they are entering and the rewards and responsibilities the profession will bring.
The VSCPA and the VBOA also work together to communicate important professional information to students and CPAs across the state. We have jointly presented on professional and licensure topics to accounting classes, and we frequently present sessions for CPAs on recent changes and information regarding their license.
Finally, the VSCPA serves as a vehicle for CPAs’ voices to be heard as the VBOA discusses and debates new rules and regulations — members and staff attend all VBOA meetings, and the VBOA is always open to hearing the VSCPA’s thoughts, ideas and viewpoints.
We look forward to continuing a great working relationship with the newest VBOA members, and, as always, we will continue to keep members informed of all activities related to the VBOA and CPA licensure requirements in Virginia.