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

Connections 2022
June 21 - 24, 2022

Connections 2022

The most dynamic and innovative keynote lineup you've seen at a practice management conference along with pre-event workshops, breakout sessions with practical, hands-on learning, a vendor exchange and connection time built-in throughout the two-and-a-half day event combined with just the right amount of fun.

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Ohio Chapter Meeting: An Enlightened Conversation with an Expert
October 22, 2021

Ohio Chapter Meeting: An Enlightened Conversation with an Expert

Field of Study: Business Management and Organization CPE: 2 Credit Hours  FREE FOR MEMBERS AND NON-MEMBERS!  Session Description: Many CPAFMA Ohio Chapter members know Fred Dillon well. His expansive knowledge of the internal workings of a CPA firm and his humor have made him an icon within the Association. Fred also served many years on the CPAFMA Board of Directors and served as National President. The good news for Fred is ...

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Document Management: On-Premises or Cloud?
October 27, 2021

Document Management: On-Premises or Cloud?

Field of Study: Information Technology Program Level: Basic CPE Credit: 1 Credit Hour Program Description: There is much to consider when choosing the best software hosting method for your firm, as there is no "one size fits all" solution. While one firm may be best suited for an on-premises solution, another firm may find a cloud or hybrid solution works best. In this session, guest speakers Don Emery and Kevin Sharma will explore ...

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