SCACPA and its Advocacy partners have reached a major milestone in Conformity legislation. Conformity Bill H. 5162 was introduced by House Ways and Means Committee Chair Brian White (R-Anderson) on Tuesday, March 20. This is a bill we have actively endorsed and advocated for.

Central Chapter members can help Conformity become law this year by attending the “Meet Your Legislators” Event on March 29 at the Blue Marlin in Columbia’s Vista, where the main topic of discussion will be Tax Conformity.

PAC Checks are still being distributed by Key Person Contacts thanks to Bookkeeper Melissa Gable and  Membership Experience Assistant Brook Mixson.

CEO Chris Jenkins has had a busy week with several meetings. The first was with NASBA (National Association of State Boards of Accountancy).

There will be another meeting with Clemson University on a CPE partnership, and a meeting with the AICPA.

Chris is teaching a class at Winthrop University on Thursday, March 22.

CFO Jacque Curtin has a meeting with the Accounting Fraternity, Beta Alpha Psi.

Lisa McGee and Jacque Curtin have a call set up with the Bankers Association this week to discuss joint events.

Jacque is also reviewing our SCACPA Scholarship information and process.

Content Strategist Gregory Hardy is compiling stories for the March editions of the four editions of SCACPA’s Knowledge Network electronic newsletters and is collaborating with our off-site graphic designer to complete production of the First Quarter issue of CPA Report magazine. If there is a topic you’d like to see covered more thoroughly or if you have an idea for an article you’d like to contribute, contact

VP of Membership and Communications Lisa McGee and her team continue to work on email, physical mail and social media communications for our members.

Last weeks SC DOR courses went off without a hitch, and we look forward to more successful courses.

We continue to get registrations for our big Spring Splash Accounting Conference! Be sure to register soon, as May 17-18 is fast approaching.

CPE Manager Renee Allen-Joye has secured a facility for the upcoming Fall Fest Accounting Conference. Save the date to attend for Nov. 15-16 at the Marriott in Columbia.

Jacque is in the final stages of the Chapter Communications Guide.  It has been sent for review and once it is approved it will go to chapter leaders.

Lisa is helping with Chapter Event logistics and distribution of their event information through proper channels.

Anne Ryan in Business Development has added two new sponsors for our Spring Splash. This bring the total number of sponsors to seven! We are excited to continue to add even more.

Membership and Communications Coordinator Jasmine Hoveyda traveled to North Carolina to attend a “For Our Own Development” conference about Membership within different state societies.

Many staff members attending a conference to learn more about our data base system called AMNET.

Lisa McGee continues to work with database and website partners in preparation for the launch of All-Inclusive Membership this May.

There will be a staff training during the first two weeks of April to prepare for our new website launch.