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When you join SCACPA you’ll get a steadfast advocate, award winning publications, a 40-hour CPE bank, opportunities to grow in your career and access to a statewide network of CPAs.

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When you join SCACPA you’ll get a steadfast advocate, award winning publications, a 40-hour CPE bank, opportunities to grow in your career and access to a statewide network of CPAs.

Join today!

What comes with membership?

Connect

CONNECT

Connecting CPAs and their communities.

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Grow

GROW

Securing the future of the profession.

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Advocate

ADVOCATE

Protecting and Promoting the Profession.

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Communicate

COMMUNICATE

Reporting on South Carolina specific news.

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Educate

EDUCATE

40 hours of free CPE in every chapter.

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Other State Society with 32 hours of CPE

$1,39000Annually
  • Membership
  • 8-hour Seminar
  • 8-hour Livestream
  • 16-hour Conference

Other State Society with 24 hours of CPE

$95900Annually
  • Membership
  • Chapter Membership
  • 8-hour Webcast
  • 16-hour Syposium

All-Inclusive Membership with FULL contribution

$79900Annually
  • SCACPA Membership
  • Chapter Membership
  • PAC & Ed-Fund Contribution
  • 40 hours of CPE

Average Annual Savings of: $342

How much can I save?

When SCACPA moved to All-Inclusive Membership for the 2018-19 year, we were excited to introduce the 40-Hour CPE Bank. From the beginning, the 40-Hour CPE Bank was designed for the typical member to break even on annual CPE costs if they took 15 hours of SCACPA CPE.

All told, SCACPA projects that we have saved our members over $382,616 in CPE costs.
That breaks down to an average of $342 CPE cost savings per member.

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ADVOCATE

COMMUNICATE

EDUCATE

Build Relationships

Chapter leaders work hard for you. Check out the latest Chapter events in your area. Events include professional networking, student and legislative activities.

Who says CPE has to be boring? Our Accounting Conferences mix the best of education with some of your best friends. Whether it’s Entertainment Night, a barbeque, or a campout, you’ll want to tell your friends about your great experience.

Have questions? Get answers. SCACPA Connect is your private online community of peers and experts. Post questions, leave comments and discover new relationships with SCACPA Connect.

October is CPA Month of Service. SCACPA Chapter leaders plan events to show the impact CPAs make in their local communities. SCACPA runs statewide campaigns to support South Carolina citizens.

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GROW

ADVOCATE

COMMUNICATE

EDUCATE

A Brighter Future

SCACPA’s support of the future of the profession is unwavering. SCACPA strives to engage the best and brightest professionals to ensure the CPA remains the gold standard among financial professionals.

Everyone wins when professionals and students get together. At the 2019 Fall Fest, a select group of attendees had the opportunity to eat lunch and directly access future professionals.

Members’ support of the Educational Fund fuels SCACPA’s Scholarship Program. Last year, SCACPA awarded more than $43,000, and we are on track to increase that number this year.

We’re proud of our local firms and work hard to promote them. The CPA Firm Guide gives students insights into the opportunities available here in South Carolina.

Our student Interview Guide helps student members be successful in advancing their careers.

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GROW

ADVOCATE

COMMUNICATE

EDUCATE

Grassroots Advocacy

SCACPA is the only organization looking out for the CPA profession in South Carolina. Who better than your association to protect and promote the CPA Profession? This year we’ve expanded our advocacy efforts.

Along with federal tax conformity, we are actively monitoring state tax reform, sales tax on tax preparation services, occupational licensing reform, two separate audit rotation bills, and new financial literacy programs.

With the help of our Chapters we’ve created more personal interaction with legislators via legislative social events, and we’ve also enhanced our relationship tracking with updated software.

When hot button issues arise, or you need information quickly, you can be assured that SCACPA has you covered. At the onset of the COVID-19 crisis, SCACPA lobbied to have CPAs declared as essential businesses so members could continue to work and serve clients all over South Carolina. Our crisis communications plan was tested with Hurricane Florence and proved to be a true member benefit.

In 2019, SCACPA started the #WhyCPA campaign to promote the value of CPAs to local business owners and individuals. So far, the campaign received more than 20,000 impressions, and the campaign will continue to thrive.

View From the Dome: Legislative Session Remains Postponed; Candidate Filing Period Ends on March 30

March 27th, 2020|

By Copper Dome Strategies Friday, March 27, 2020 The General Assembly has postponed the legislative [...]

View From The Dome: A Look Inside the $45M COVID-19 Relief Package for DHEC; Return of Legislators is on Hold (March 20)

March 20th, 2020|

By Copper Dome Strategies Friday, March 20, 2020 The House and Senate returned to [...]

SCACPA CEO Chris Jenkins Requests Gov. McMaster to Include Accounting Services as an Essential Service

March 20th, 2020|

Note: The following is a letter from SCACPA CEO Chris Jenkins to South Carolina Governor [...]

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Award-Winning Communications

In an era of information overload, SCACPA works diligently to bring you relevant content that meets your specific needs as a South Carolina CPA. We sort through the noise to get you the information you require.

Integrate the best professional news for South Carolina CPAs into your social media streams by following SCACPA. We’re available on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube and Instagram.

SCACPA Happenings, a weekly blog, gives you a behind the scenes peak at how the SCACPA staff is serving the Association.

Current Assets, SCACPA’s premier e-mail communication, provides a weekly overview of what’s happening in the profession and within the Association.

Our quarterly magazine, South Carolina CPA Report, offers you in-depth insights into topics impacting the CPA profession.

SCACPA offers weekly podcasts on federal tax, A&A, and technology topics.

Thinking Through the Issues of the ‘Paycheck Protection Program’: Should CPAs Offer to be a Loan Agent?

April 2nd, 2020|

SCACPA knows that many CPAs are analyzing the rules of the Treasury Department’s Paycheck Protection [...]

Treasury Dept. ‘Paycheck Protection Program’: Help Your Small Business Clients, and You Can Act as Loan Agent

April 1st, 2020|

The Department of Treasury has released the Paycheck Protection Program application and supplemental information, [...]

Here are Some Answers for Your Questions About Mass Filing for Unemployment Benefits

March 25th, 2020|

SCACPA understands that many members have questions and concerns regarding the mass filing for unemployment [...]

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Re-invented CPE

The Association has assembled a Committee of 16 whose mission is to carefully craft a CPE schedule that delivers maximum value at minimum cost.

The committee employs an “80/20” strategy for building the CPE calendar – that is, 80 percent of the three-year plan will be set in place, with 20 percent of the calendar in reserve to develop new rapid-response classes to the ever-evolving accounting environment. You will get more control over the professional education that is vital to your ongoing success.

We are the only organization that crafts localized, state-specific education products, and our mission is to advocate for what is right. We offer options that fit your schedule and resources in our live classes and online offerings. Association members will have access to 40 hours of local CPE. The future of CPE means flexible learning options and formats.

It’s your benefit. Your education. Your choice.

In-person CPE is ideal for the traditionalist or the new kid on the block looking to grow their network. As opposed to online versions of learning, in-person CPE with SCACPA is all about the experience we’ve cultivated. With expert speakers, state of the art facilities, dedicated staff, and delicious meals, there’s something to be said about a good old fashioned day of learning.

Livestream CPE is all about ease, convenience, and accessibility – a new way of learning that puts you in control of your education. With an easy to use Classroom, you can learn about QBID, Ethics, and everything in between however you like. No desktop? No problem. You can watch our Livestreams from your smartphone or tablet. Livestreams occur simultaneously with its in-person counterpart, so it is not self study. If Livestreaming is your go-to learning method, you can take all 40 hours of your CPE online with us.

Self-Study On-Demand CPE is ideal for those niche topics that you just can’t seem to find anywhere else. Perfect for those in Business and Industry, Self-Study On-Demand puts you in complete control of your education – everything from the course topics to the length of time it takes to complete the course. Learning at your own pace allows you to delve deep into complex material. South Carolina CPAs are allowed to report up to 20 hours of self study CPE every year.

COVID-19 Advisory for Employee Benefits: Key Facts on Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) (With Updated FAQ)

March 31st, 2020|

UPDATE (March 31): The IRS released a DRAFT form and DRAFT instructions for IRS [...]

Galasso Learning Solutions: How Accounting & Auditing Regulators are Addressing COVID-19

March 29th, 2020|

This past week found our regulatory agencies working hard to address COVID-19. OMB expanded [...]

Galasso Learning Solutions: OMB M-20-11/UG Administrative Relief when Directly Impacted by COVID-19

March 19th, 2020|

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget has issued administrative relief for those who receive [...]