The mission of the South Carolina Association of Certified Public Accountants is to support all CPAs – whether in public practice, industry, government or education – with lifelong learning opportunities necessary for their success, the promotion of high ethical standards and legislative advocacy for both the public good and for the profession. In fulfilling its mission, SCACPA gives priority to those areas where public reliance on CPA skills is most significant. SCACPA engages in the following activities to achieve its mission:
Advocacy: Serves as the state representative of CPAs before governments, regulatory bodies and other organizations in protecting and promoting members' interests.
Certification and Licensing: Seeks the highest possible level of uniform certification and licensing standards and promotes and protects the CPA designation.
Communications: Promotes public awareness and confidence in the integrity, objectivity, competence and professionalism of CPAs and monitors the needs and views of CPAs.
Recruiting and Education: Encourages highly qualified individuals to become CPAs through scholarships, and supports the development of outstanding academic programs.
Standards and Performance: Provides input into the establishment of professional standards; assists members in continually improving their professional conduct, performance, and expertise; and monitors such performance to enforce current standards and requirements.