About CPAFMA

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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.

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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

Making M&A Easier - Broadening and Accelerating the Role of the Firm Manager in M&A Series
July 12 - August 23, 2022

Making M&A Easier - Broadening and Accelerating the Role of the Firm Manager in M&A Series

In this three-session series, learn about a preferred method in getting firm managers involved early in negotiations and discover ways firm they can balance M&A with their daily responsibilities.

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What Does the 2024 Exam Evolution Mean to Me?
August 30, 2022

What Does the 2024 Exam Evolution Mean to Me?

This 60-minute MAPCast will arm participants with tips and best practices that can be brought into their firms to better support a flexible workforce along with the knowledge and understanding of what the CPA exam in 2024 will look like and offer.

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Ohio Chapter Meeting: Sensitivity and Harassment in the Workplace Featuring Jeff Patter
September 16, 2022

Ohio Chapter Meeting: Sensitivity and Harassment in the Workplace Featuring Jeff Patter

This meeting will include an interactive and educational presentation regarding “Sensitivity and Harassment in the Workplace” and an open forum for Q & A regarding attendees’ HR issues and matters featuring guest speaker Jeff Patter! Lunch is included and free for all attendees! The schedule at a glance:  9:30 am - 10:00 am - Networking/Continental Breakfast 10:00 am - 12:00 pm - Speaker Presentation (2 Hours ...

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