Standing Committees & Task Forces

KSCPA Members Work to Protect the Public and Lead the Direction of the KSCPA

Standing Committees

In addition to the Leadership of the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors, the KSCPA Bylaws call for a nominations committee, a peer review committee and an ethics committee.

Other Committees

Other committees include the Political Action Committee (PAC) and the KMAAG Board of Editors.

Strategic Goals Task Forces

Through its strategic planning process, the KSCPA identifies Task Forces to help the KSCPA be a community that connects, innovates, advocates and learns.

Technical Task Forces

Technical task forces monitor and respond to issues related to Tax and Accounting and Assurance Services. The task forces are also charged with determining topical areas where members need better understanding.

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Standing Committees Designated By KSCPA Bylaws

Nominations Committee

The objective of the Nominating Committee is to select nominees for Officers and Directors of the KSCPA Board of Directors for which terms have ended or for which vacancies have occurred. The committee also selects Kansas Members of AICPA Council, Trustees to the Educational Foundation and makes recommendations to the Governor for Board of Accountancy appointments.

Professional Ethics Committee

The objective of the Professional Ethics committee is to remain informed on national ethics trends, provides guidance to Society members on ethical behavior and standards, and ensures members’ adherence thereto. KSCPA has adopted the AICPAs Professional Code of Conduct.

Peer Review Committee

The objective if the Peer Review Committee is to help KSCPA administer the Peer Review Program in Kansas including consideration of acceptance of peer review reports on firms in a confidential manner. The Committee composition and the operation of the program must adhere to AICPA Peer Review Standards and administrative manuals.

Strategic Goals Task Forces

Time Commitment: Two-year term, two live meetings per year, quarterly video conference

Connect Task Force

The Connect Task Force works to determine ways to connect people by building a broad community that encourages meaningful and ongoing participation and collaboration.

  • Determine ways to connect members with financial professionals and other organizations who are colleagues or clients of CPAs.
  • Connect past KSCPA leaders & “20 up to 40” alumni to create a multi-generational community of KSCPA ambassadors.

Innovate Task Force

The Innovate Task Force works to identify how KSCPA members can innovate as forward-thinking professionals by responding to the latest trends on the horizon, and by embracing new ideas and practices to lead successfully into the future.

  • Determine a social responsibility project.
  • Build an accounting graduate kick-start program that teaches early leadership/communication skills.
  • Contemplate broadening membership beyond CPAs.
  • Be a progress agent, identifying trends and helping CPAs plan.

Advocate Task Force

The Advocate Task Force works to maintain a productive advocacy role in the accounting profession by monitoring key issues and forging effective relationships with regulators, and policy makers. The Advocate Task Force works directly with governmental units, and in collaboration with the KSCPA Governmental Relations Consultant/Lobbyist, to provide input and seek enactment of legislation favorable to the accountancy profession.

  • Initiate effective communication with the Kansas Board of Accountancy.
  • Be a voice to legislative and regulatory branches of government.
  • Other activities determined by needs identified.

Learn Task Force

The Learn Task Force is charged with advancing learning by identifying how KSCPA can be an effective and trusted hub for members to share relevant knowledge, best practices, and resources. The Learn Task Force also works to establish strong relationships with educators and students.

  • Provide members an online knowledge exchange platform.
  • Investigate new CPE learning models and their effectiveness.
  • Build awareness of the CGMA competencies and credential.
  • Determine ways to collaborate with educators and reach students.

Technical Task Forces

Time Commitment: Two-year term, on average, three times per year (in-person or video conference)

Accounting and Assurance Task Force

The Accounting and Assurance Task Force monitors various AICPA, FASB, and GASB exposure drafts and submits written comments on exposure drafts as deemed necessary. The task force is also charged with determining topical areas where members need better understanding and how to enhance CPA's knowledge and compliance with these standards.

Taxation Task Force

The Taxation Task Force keeps up with the latest on state and local tax issues impacting Kansas taxpayers and businesses. This task force maintains contact with Kansas Department of Revenue and Kansas Department of Labor representatives, including periodic liaison meetings. This task force also collaborates with AICPA's tax staff/committees to give input on federal tax laws and regulations.