There is one moment that every CPA remembers – the day they got the news that they passed the CPA Exam. Last night was a celebration of the latest members of our Profession as over seventy-five new Maryland licensees pledge an oath to protect the public interest while serving their clients, businesses, non-profits and government. They were celebrated by more than two hundred and twenty-five guests and CPAs along wioth leaders past and present from the MACPA, State Board and other officials from the Maryland DOL.
Tiffany Robinson, Secretary of the Maryland Department of Labor, the excutive branch that houses the Maryland State Board of Public Accountancy administered the oath.
“I solemnly swear that I will assume the responsibilities and obligations as a Certified Public Accountant in the State of Maryland and in the United States of America.
I will support the laws and regulations and perform my professional duties to the best of my ability in an ethical, professional and objective manner.
As a CPA, I will uphold the honor and dignity of the accounting profession and abide by the rules of professional conduct.”
She closed with her congratulations and empahsized the importance of the CPA License and their role in kleeping Maryland’s economy strong and ethical.
The Secretary was introduced by the Chairman of the Maryland State Board of Public Accountancy, James Marshall and congratulations were made by MACPA Past Chairs Samantha Bowling and Kimberly Ellison-Taylor.
I closed the ceremony with a favorite quote from best-selling author, Simon Sinek who said, “People don’t by what you do, they buy why you do what you do. People don’t by what you do, they buy WHY you do what you do.” Our WHY as your professional association and community is captured in this video, titled “The Spirit of the CPA.”
Congratulations to each and every newly licensed CPA and besgt wishes for a thriving career!