Atlanta, GA – CPA members of the Georgia Society of CPAs from across the state recently met at the Georgia State Capitalin honor of 2012 CPA Day at the Gold Dome.
“CPAs offer a unique and intelligent perspective, and events like this make a very real connection between the profession and Georgia’s legislators,” said Boyd Search, CEO of the Georgia Society of CPAs.
GSCPA members had the opportunity to hear from Secretary of State Brian Kemp as well as key speakers including updates from 3 CPA legislators – David Knight (HD-126), David Wilkerson (HD-33) and John Carson (HD-43). Other highlights from the agenda comprised of a networking breakfast and the potential for one-on-one time with individual elected officials.
“It means a lot to the Georgia General Assembly to hear from CPAs on their knowledge and experience of the respective industries they serve as well as on tax matters. I appreciate the help and support I have received from the GSCPA and its members as it pertains to the House Ways and Means Committee. CPAs are a valuable resource and offer an objective view on what affects Georgia and our citizens,” said Representative David Knight, CPA, Vice Chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee.
The Georgia Society of CPAs prides itself on acting as a voice for the CPA profession in Georgia as well as advocating for the interests of its members, the CPA profession and Georgia’s business community before regulatory and legislative bodies.
“As a CPA, our input is a key component in legislative issues such as tax reform and the budget. It is important that we act as resources to legislators when dealing with important issues that can impact our clients and local businesses. Georgia is at a turning point, and CPAs need to weigh in on the impact of future changes,” said Representative David Wilkerson, CPA.
For more information on CPA Day at the Gold Dome, contact Don Cook, vice president of membership and business development at 404-504-2935.
The GSCPA is the premier professional organization for CPAs in the state of Georgia. With over 12,000 members throughout the state, the purpose of the GSCPA is to enhance the accounting profession by providing superior advocacy, leadership, service, lifelong learning and personal and professional development opportunities. For more information, access the GSCPA web site at www.gscpa.org.