Position PICPA members as trusted advisers and fiscal experts.
Build relationships with legislators and their staff and leaders of regulatory agencies.
Garner support for PICPA’s legislative priorities.
Send a weekly Legislative Update, issue election guides, host webinars, and urge PICPA's 20,000 members to collectively fight for the interests of the accounting profession. Form committees to address specific legislative concerns.
Conduct annual or quarterly meetings with select state departments, including the Pennsylvania Department of Revenue, to compare priorities. Any legislative dealing will have proponents and opponents: identify various stakeholders upfront to arrive at bipartisan policy proposals.
Support the election of candidates through our Certified Public Accountant Political Action Committee (CPA-PAC), a bipartisan, member-managed organization representing CPAs in public practice, industry, and government, as well as new and veteran members of the profession.
Advocate for or against legislation in strict accordance with Pennsylvania law, PICPA's priorities, and the input of PICPA members. PICPA's lobbying efforts work in conjunction with the activities previously outlined.
"Having PICPA representatives in Harrisburg gives legislators a highly respected resource for advice, especially on tax legislation and the CPA profession. We are the go-to guys and gals with boots on the ground. Being a part of the process can be both an educational and teaching experience."
-Robert Hornick, CPA