Virginia CPA Week and #CPAsGiveBack
VSCPA members, firms and companies are very active in communities with service projects, and we want to acknowledge and celebrate that service throughout the year. While we encourage you to consider a community service project during Virginia CPA Week in September, we'll highlight your activities year-round.
Please share photos, videos and recaps of service activities with us on an ongoing basis. Submissions will be included in our #CPAsGiveBack campaign on VSCPA social media channels and in Disclosures magazine.
Here are the ways you can make sure we publicize your event:
- Email pictures and videos to VSCPA communications team
- Post pictures, videos and information on the VSCPA Facebook page using the #CPAsGiveBack hashtag
- Tag the VSCPA in photos and videos on Twitter (@VSCPANews) and Instagram (@VSCPA) using the #CPAsGiveBack hashtag
We’ll share any submissions we receive to help showcase the ways VSCPA members give back to the communities where they live and work. Thanks to our members for being such great representatives of the profession!
We're committed to publicizing our members' efforts in the community! Your volunteer service projects are vital to the image of the CPA profession in the communities where our members live and work.
The VSCPA launched its award-winning financial literacy initiative in 2004 to improve the financial health of Virginians. Called Financial Fitness, this campaign reaches out to the community and educates the public on topics related to money management and fiscal responsibility.
- Speaking & Community Engagement
Are you a dynamic speaker? If you would enjoy speaking to schools, local community groups, media, nonprofits and other organizations about topics in your areas of expertise, the VSCPA's Speaking & Community Engagement program is for you! As part of the Financial Fitness campaign, we aim to connect CPAs with opportunities to reach out to the community and educate individuals and organizations on financial topics.
The VSCPA organizes year-round and tax season public service events/programs to give members an outlet for becoming involved in the community and to promote the image of the CPA profession. These events and programs include:
- Ask a CPA Email Program
The Financial Fitness initiative includes a Taxpayer Resource Center, developed as the premier source for tax and financial planning information. Through the Ask a CPA Email Program, Virginians can get their state and federal tax questions as well as personal finance questions answered year round. VSCPA members provide free advice by answering email questions forwarded to them. Questions are answered within three business days.
- NBC12 Tax Call-In Show
One of the first on-air programs staffed exclusively by VSCPA members is the NBC12 Tax Call-In Show in Richmond. CPA volunteers answer phone calls from viewers and give free advice during the NBC12 evening news broadcast. This program runs from January through April each year.
Through the Find a CPA program, the VSCPA matches individuals and businesses that need professional financial services with CPA firms in their geographic region. Located on the Connect website, the referral service allows the public to easily search for a CPA or firm for free by name, location, services offered, industries served and size of the firm.
For more information about these programs, contact VSCPA Public Affairs Director Tim Barry at (804) 612-9440.