Texas Accounting Profession

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The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA) is a professional interest group established with the main objective of protecting the accounting profession. Although it was formed on the twenty-second of May in 1911 by Texas public accountants Marion Douglas and William Peter, the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants did not receive recognition by state certification until March 1915 when the Public Accountancy Act was signed by Governor James E. Ferguson. The Texas Public Accountancy Act of 1915 established the Texas State Board of Public Accountancy, which issues and revokes accounting certificates, collects annual fees, and makes it a misdemeanor for anyone to practice accounting within the state of Texas without a certificate.…show more content…
The TSPCA plays an important role in representing the needs of certified public accountants in the government and in the business industries, as well as in the accounting profession 's public relations. The TSPCA connects with Texas legislators by making political contributions through the TSCPA Political Action Committee. Successful networking also includes lobbying and personal relations between individual public accountants. The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants promotes its cause by requiring all public accountants to be licensed, and certifying those who are qualified throughout the state. The TSPCA also makes sure that accounting laws are created by a team formed by individuals who understand the accounting profession. The target audience mostly consists of public accountants, the general public, and Texas…show more content…
As an accounting and finance major, I have a strong desire to become a chief financial officer for a large company. This goal requires that I pass the test in order to become a Certified Public Accountant. The Texas Society of Certified Public accountants issues these licenses, which will begin my involvement with them. I plan on furthering this involvement by joining the TSPCA in order to benefit my future profession and maintain an updated knowledge on the advancements and new legislation that is related to the accounting

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