Members of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA) gathered at the state Capitol on Jan. 29 to advocate for the accounting profession.
“CPA Day at the Gold Dome provides our members with the opportunity to make a real connection with their elected officials. CPAs are uniquely qualified to provide Georgia’s legislators with insight into the issues facing the accounting profession, the business community and the general public,” GSCPA CEO Boyd Search said.
Attendees were provided updates on current legislative issues by CPAs from the Georgia General Assembly including Rep. Carson and Rep. Wilkerson. Afterward, John W. Johnson, director of legislative and governmental affairs for the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy spoke to GSCPA on ways to advocate to protect the Certified Public Accountant Licensure.
The group moved over to the steps inside the capitol to take a photo with Georgia Governor Brian Kemp. In the afternoon, GSCPA leadership and members attended one-on-one meetings with their representatives and senators—Senator Chuck Hufstetler, Senator Lindsey Tippins, Senator Brandon Beach, Senator Matt Brass, Representative David Knight, Lieutenant Governor Geoff Duncan.
To learn more about GSCPA CPA Day at the Gold Dome, visit http://bitly.com/CPADay. GSCPA is the professional organization for CPAs in the state of Georgia. With almost 14,000 members throughout the state, the purpose of GSCPA is to achieve excellence by providing superior advocacy, leadership, service, lifelong learning and personal and professional development opportunities. For more information, visit www.gscpa.org.