Thank you for being a member of the Maryland Association of Certified Public Accountants. As our Association has grown and continually sought to support our members, it’s become apparent that updates are needed to our Bylaws & Charter. We invite you to read the information shared below and vote now on these proposed governance changes.
In addition, we ask that you take a moment to vote on the candidates for 2019 - 2020 MACPA’s Board of Directors and consider attending at no cost our Annual Meeting June 6, in person or via simulcast. As usual, other professional issues will be discussed at this town hall, as well as the other spring town hall meetings, and any questions regarding the governance changes will be addressed. Thank you – we appreciate your time and value your participation.
The proposed changes would:
Much has happened since the last time the MACPA updated its bylaws nearly 20 years ago, and recent trends like advancing technology, workforce shifts, changes in firm structure, attempts to modify CPA licensure, and their related impacts on organizations have reinforced among MACPA leadership the need to refresh the document.
“Things are changing fast, and we’re doing our best to stay on top of what’s happening in the profession,” said Ray Speciale, an associate professor at Mount St. Mary’s University and vice chair of the MACPA’s Board of Directors. “These governance changes will allow us to move with these types of trends more fluidly and effectively in the future.”
The proposed changes were exposed to thousands of MACPA members by the Association’s CEO, Tom Hood, during a lengthy series of recent “town hall”-style professional issues updates. According to Hood, 86.8 percent of the members in attendance expressed support for the changes.
“Our chief concerns are, how do we become very nimble and proactive and not be burdened with massive governance requirements in order to keep up with these fast-moving changes?” Hood said. “How do we make sure the profession is ready to deal with disruption, and how can we help our members become future-ready?”
The answers, MACPA leaders believe, lie in a series of clarifying but important bylaws changes.
Hear Incoming Chair Ray Speciale, CPA, Esq and CEO Tom Hood discuss the reason and member feedback process over the last several years, leading up to these proposed changes to the Charter and Bylaws.
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