Committees

Organization Council

Staff Coordinator: Jacqui Belcher
  • Nominations & Awards — Lynn Kupper
    Nominate officers, directors and TSCPA board members. Select recipients for the various honors and awards. Nominate candidates for TSCPA awards.
  • Strategic Planning  — Mark Goldman & Keni Rodgers
    Direct the long-range focus of the Chapter.

Membership Council

Staff Coordinator: Jacqui Belcher & Amanda Talaat
  • Business & Industry Issues — Michael Meurin
    Explore issues and make recommendations regarding the specific needs of members in business, industry and government. Focus on members' ability to provide services to their employers and enhance their professional careers.
  • Member Involvement — Valerie Brauner
    Ensures the continued growth of the chapter by recruiting and welcoming new members and promoting involvement. Recommends new services to address the changing needs of members. Attends regional CPA Swearing-In Ceremony. Greet members and their guests at Society meetings. Oversees SACPAS Student Auxiliary.Provide a forum for the involvement and development of leadership skills. Plans and coordinates a variety of activities at chapter level. Encompasses all SACPAS members, regardless of age or experience.
  • Golf Tournament Task ForceJim Tsakopulos, Fred Timmons & Randy Vogel
    Plan and administer the annual CPA Golf Tournament benefiting the Academic Matching Gifts Fund. Work concentrated between February and May.
  • Young Accounting Professionals (YAP) — Josh Wagner & Christopher Davis
    Encompasses SACPAS members between the ages of 22 and 35 who are CPAs or are working to become CPAs. Seeks to bring together young accounting professionals for networking and professional growth opportunities.
  • Student Auxiliary — Bryan Morgan
    The Student Auxiliary of the San Antonio CPA Society exists to provide college accounting majors and candidates for the CPA exam with exposure to the profession through networking, career awareness sessions, leadership opportunities, community service and a resume posting service.  It is open to any current SACPAS student or candidate member.

External Relations Council

Staff Coordinators: Jacqui Belcher & Amanda Talaat
  • CPA Volunteer BankJacqui Belcher, coordinator
    Provide speakers to local organizations on request. Place CPAs on the Boards of Directors of nonprofit agencies. Promote volunteerism in community functions.
  • Funlympics — James Deaven & Blythe Arguez
    Organize and coordinate Funlympics, a half-day sporting event for at-risk children. Work is concentrated between May and July.
  • Education & Accounting Careers — Blythe Arguez & James Deaven
    Support the TSCPA Career Awareness initiatives designed to attract high quality students to the accounting profession. Administer the Accounting Excellence Award and Educational Foundation Matching Funds Programs. Administer the Accounting Scholarship Program. Plan& coordinate accounting career workshops.
  • Financial Literacy
    Promote activities that increase financial literacy for citizens in the community. Develop and present educational materials designed to increase practical knowledge of general financial issues. Cooperate with Education & Accounting Careers Committee to promote financial literacy for high school and college students.
  • Jr. Duel in Ol' San Antonio — Priscilla Soto
    Organize and coordinate Jr. Duel in Ol' San Antonio, a personal finance case high school competition. Work is concentrated between September and March.
  • External Relations — Mark Goldman
    Makes recommendations for the development and implementation of strategies that deliver messages about and promote SACPAS and the CPA profession to appropriate outside audiences.

Continuing Education Council

Staff Coordinator: Jacqui Belcher
  • CE Advisory — Susan Hough & Renee Foshee
    Serve as an advisory group for scheduling professional and volunteer seminars including annual updates, new issues and hot topics designed to meet the needs of CPAs practicing in a rapidly evolving profession. Plan and coordinate speakers and topics for large events, such as Member Appreciation Day and Symposium. Promote these events to CPAs throughout South Texas.

Regulatory & Legislative Council

Staff Coordinator: Jacqui Belcher
  • Professional Ethics — Jim Oliver
    Assist in answering ethics questions of members. Provide the means for filing of complaints by other CPAs or the public. Assist TSCPA Professional Ethics Committee in determining cases to be heard for possible infractions.