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September 30, 2018

"Control your own destiny or someone else will." — Jack Welch

Technology, the global economy, shifting demographics and changing market demands have collided and placed us at a critical moment in the CPA profession. As a result, the VSCPA Board of Directors has developed a strategic framework called VSCPA2025 to guide the profession toward a successful and vibrant future, despite the uncertainty and challenges that lie ahead. We have a new mission and vision to better reflect who we are and where we’re headed, and we have bold strategies to ensure we succeed. 

VSCPA2025 represents the input and hard work of hundreds of members throughout Virginia and was refined by the VSCPA Board of Directors over the past year. VSCPA2025 showcases our vision of what success looks like for the profession, and the steps we must begin to take now to ensure our success. 

Read the VSCPA2025 report (PDF) for an in-depth look at how the VSCPA will help its members thrive.

Mission and Vision

VSCPA Mission

The VSCPA empowers our members to thrive.

Vision for the CPA Profession

The CPA profession is known for its dynamic culture of innovation, visionary leadership, professional experience and stellar reputation.

Vision for the VSCPA

The VSCPA is the essential, strategic partner for CPAs, their profession and their communities.

4 Bold Strategies

Create a culture of learning

A thriving profession will require continuous learning, development and growth among all CPAs. The VSCPA is committed to infusing learning into all of our activities to enhance leadership skills and technical competencies of CPAs and elevate their ability to provide the highest value, influence and impact. From reimagining current programming and launching new delivery modes to evolving the physical learning environment, the VSCPA will carve a path for future-forward professional education for our members.

Drive innovation and vision

Technology and change drives our society, including the business environment, and CPAs must understand and embrace the latest innovations and cultural changes. The VSCPA is committed to empowering members with the knowledge needed to grow their innovative and visionary leadership. 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

A strong pipeline of future CPAs is critical to the profession’s success. The VSCPA will support new CPAs by educating and motivating the best and brightest students to make the profession their home. 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

Complexity, uncertainty and regulatory requirements are often roadblocks to CPAs’ success. 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.