Public Accounting Firm Manager (PAFM) Program

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

CPAFMA's Public Accounting Firm Manager (PAFM)™ program provides the opportunity to demonstrate you have the knowledge, leadership, skills, and abilities to operate at a high level of expertise in the field of accounting firm management.

CPAFMA's Public Accounting Firm Manager (PAFM)™ program* provides the opportunity to demonstrate you have the knowledge, leadership, skills, and abilities to operate at a high level of expertise in the field of accounting firm management.

Think. Experience. Elevate.
The process of attaining the PAFM designation includes meeting the experience-and education-based eligibility requirements, agreeing to adhere to CPAFMA’s Core Values of a Firm Manager, and fulfilling the continuing education/recertification requirements.

The PAFM designation will identify you as a dedicated and experienced accounting firm manager who understands the unique and challenging issues of managing your firm. Accreditation recognizes that you have achieved a level of expertise within the profession of firm management, exemplifying your professional capabilities and experience. Your firm can also take pride in your accreditation as it affirms their success in employing a recognized leader. If transitioning between employers, the credential will demonstrate mastery of the skill sets necessary to qualify you as an individual who has attained an unparalleled level of competence in firm management.

Regardless of your career stage, a PAFM designation adds relevant depth to your personal and professional development.

PAFM Brochure
PAFM Application
Directory of PAFMs
FAQ

The Association encourages you to consider pursuing the PAFM designation this year. Many of our PAFMs have told us it is one of the best things you can do for yourself and your firm!

*Becoming a Public Accounting Firm Manager is strictly voluntary, and is open to all qualified accounting firm managers, members and non-members alike.

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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Atlanta Chapter Roundtable
October 20, 2021

Atlanta Chapter Roundtable

Please join the Atlanta Chapter on October 20th from 11:30 AM -12:30 PM EST for its upcoming roundtable session! The format is casual, and all chapter members are encouraged to attend. No registration is required, and members may attend for free. During the roundtable, attendees will discuss topics relevant to firm management and accounting. Please join us to stay connected with your fellow peers, and engage about your firm's pressing ...

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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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