For Immediate Release:
Richmond (July 7, 2017) —The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) has released its new strategic framework, VSCPA2025, that will guide the organization for the next eight years. This framework represents the input of hundreds of VSCPA members over the past year and represents the VSCPA’s vision of what success looks like for the CPA profession and its members: to be known for its dynamic culture of innovation, visionary leadership, professional experience and stellar reputation.
“Technological advances, the global economy, shifting demographics and changing market demands have placed us at a critical moment in the CPA profession,” VSCPA Board of Directors Chair Staci Henshaw, CPA, said. “VSCPA2025 is a road map to ensure our profession and our members have the resources and knowledge needed to thrive in the future. And we have a new vision, mission and four bold strategies to ensure we succeed.”
The VSCPA’s strategic priorities outlined in the framework are:
- Create a culture of learning: The VSCPA is committed to infusing learning into all of its activities to enhance leadership skills and technical competencies of CPAs and elevate their ability to provide the highest value, influence and impact.
- Drive innovation and vision: The VSCPA will not only help members adapt to rapidly changing technologies and shifting demographics, but also show how to best leverage trends to remain indispensable in the business climate of the future.
- Influence students to become CPAs: By collaborating with colleges to foster a CPA culture on campus and promoting accounting careers to younger students, the VSCPA will strive to ensure the profession remains viable in a highly competitive global workforce.
- Advocate for members' interests: The VSCPA will advocate for Virginia CPAs in legislative and regulatory arenas, protect their longstanding reputation and provide a unified voice to eliminate unnecessary challenges and barriers.
“We want our members to be indispensable in the business climate of the future,” said VSCPA President & CEO Stephanie Peters, CAE. “That means not just adapting to technology, but also leveraging it to offer new, vital services. It means passing on the necessary knowledge to future generations, teaching them the skills they need and capitalizing on their unique perspective. It means working with legislators and regulators to shape the future of the profession. And it means helping students see the profession for the wonderful opportunity we know it to be.”
Additional information can be found at vscpa.com/2025.
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.