About CPAFMA

  • Expanding Knowledge
  • Sharing Experiences
  • Achiving Through Collaboration
  • Influencing Leadership
  • Envisioning Possibilities

CPA Firm Management Association is the one representative voice of the profession. The Association leads CPA firm management by empowering all CPA firms to thrive while expanding knowledge, sharing experiences, achieving through collaboration, influencing leadership and envisioning possibilities.

CPA Firm Management Association was founded on January 1, 1984, to enable accounting firm managers to communicate with one another and provide each other with the benefits of everyone's experiences in what was a new and emerging profession. Through a combination of local meetings and seminars, national conferences, publications and surveys, CPAFMA, a firm-based membership association, has continued to offer benefits to members at minimal cost.

The Association is the one representative voice of the profession. Many of our members put forth a great deal of effort toward educating the public accounting profession about the benefits of hiring professional firm managers to run the operations of their respective firms. They have also largely shaped the profession, determined the direction for manager career pathing, and have been on the cutting edge of developments in our profession.

Leading the Way

Many of our firm members’ professional teams hold seats on state society and AICPA committees and leadership teams. A number of members have been called upon to speak before various groups of partners and organizations to teach them how beneficial the role of the Firm Manager or COO (or equivalent title) can be to CPA firms of all sizes. In fact, several members have become principals or partners within their respective firms, crediting much of their professional success to the Association. The organization is featured in its own section in the AICPA's Management of An Accounting Practice Handbook and has an active alliance with the AICPA’s PCPS.

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Upcoming Events

2021 National Practice Management Conference at ENGAGE
June 8 - 10, 2021

2021 National Practice Management Conference at ENGAGE

What’s on the horizon for the profession? That’s the multimillion-dollar question, and it’s one that our thought leaders think about nonstop. Tap into their answers, insights and forecast during the CPAFMA National Practice Management Conference. You will learn precise next steps to push your business forward and emerge as an indispensable part of your firm’s practice management. Your advantage during our collaboration with the AICPA ENGAGE: In-depth coverage of firm managers’ top challenges; Take-home deliverables that make your time worthwhile; and Conversations with fellow CPAFMA members and accounting firm management peers.

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2021 High Growth Study Results
March 2, 2021

2021 High Growth Study Results

2020 was unprecedented, marking a year of uncertainty and resulting in rapid cultural and economic change. Despite the impact of COVID-19, some CPA firms were able to thrive. Learn what these firm professionals did differently to generate exceptional growth and profits as Lee Frederiksen, PhD, from Hinge Marketing shares the latest data from his research on CPA firm's client behavior along with recommendations on how your CPA firm can adapt to ...

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Michigan Chapter Meeting: Bruce Hennes on Crisis Management for Accounting Firms & Their Clients
May 13, 2021

Michigan Chapter Meeting: Bruce Hennes on Crisis Management for Accounting Firms & Their Clients

Bruce Hennes will speak on Crisis Management for Accounting Firms & Their Clients. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube are now the places where a reputation built up over years of good work can be shattered in an instant. In a split second, accountants and consultants can find themselves in a position where they need to know how to manage a crisis situation for themselves, their firm or clients.

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