For Immediate Release
Richmond (Sept. 19, 2017) — Hundreds of Certified Public Accountants (CPA) and volunteers will take the day off from work in service of others across the Commonwealth. It’s all part ofCPA Day of Service on Friday, Sept. 22. CPA firms and individual CPAs across Virginia will unite together for volunteer activities of their choice. Hosted by the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA), this single day of volunteer service represents the CPA profession's ongoing commitment to serving the communities where its professionals live and work.
Hundreds of people volunteer statewide each year and work at volunteer locations encompassing a variety of organizations and including both indoor and outdoor projects. Some organizations with CPA volunteers include James River Park System, Fauquier Free Clinic, Habitat for Humanity, Meals on Wheels, the Foodbank of Southeastern Virginia and many more.
To spotlight the value CPAs offer the Commonwealth’s citizens and commerce, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe signed a proclamation (PDF) recognizing Sept. 17–23, 2017, as Virginia CPA Week.
The VSCPA hopes the commemorative week, along with the CPA Day of Service, will build awareness of the significant growth and importance of the CPA profession and the VSCPA, which now serves more than 12,000 members. CPAs are trusted advisors to businesses, organizations and individuals, helping them make sound financial decisions, and this week highlights the CPA profession’s important contributions to Virginia citizens and communities.
Members of the media are invited to visit the volunteer sites to photograph and interview volunteers. Reporters interested in attending should contact VSCPA Public Affairs & Communications Director David Bass at (804) 612-9440. More information about the event, including videos and resources, can be found at vscpa.com/DayofService.
The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) is the leading professional association in the Commonwealth dedicated to empowering CPAs to thrive. Founded in 1909, the VSCPA has 12,500 members who work in public accounting, industry, government and education. For more information, please visit the News Room on the VSCPA website at vscpa.com, email [email protected] or call (804) 612-9440. To search for a CPA in your geographic region, visit vscpa.com/FindaCPA.