Be a Leader in CalCPA

Want to hone your leadership skills and become a more effective leader in your workplace or the profession? California CPAs are the driving force behind one of the world’s largest economies—and CalCPA provides the opportunities to help you develop critical leadership skills, and a platform to showcase them, at the local and state level. Isn’t it time you put your leadership skills to use for the betterment of the CPA profession?

CalCPA, Education Foundation and AICPA Leadership Opportunities—Nominations Process and Applications

The application period for the 2021-2022 CalCPA Board of Director and Council, AICPA Council and CalCPA Education Foundation Board of Trustee positions is now open. For information and to apply, please visit the appropriate online application link below—CalCPA/AICPA or Education Foundation.

To apply, please visit the appropriate online application link below—CalCPA/AICPA or Education Foundation. All applicants must submit the appropriate application electronically through CalCPA’s online application platform, SmarterSelect. The application deadline is Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020 at 11:59 p.m.

All applications must be submitted electronically through the appropriate link above, no later than Tuesday, Dec. 1, 2020. There is a three-day grace period for candidates who have expressed intent in writing but not yet completed their application by the deadline.

Online Application Information

  • If it’s your first time applying through the online platform SmarterSelect, you will be required to create an account (this is separate from your CalCPA website account information). It's a very short and simple form, which once completed, will automatically redirect you to login.
    • If you have applied online previously, use your existing username and password.
  • Once this is complete (about 3 minutes), you’ll be able to start filling out your application.
  • You can start, stop, save and continue your application at any time. Simply save it and then log back in at your convenience to finish. You’ll see your “in progress” application on the page right when you log in.
  • Questions will be answered within 1-2 business days:

Please click here to review the complete Nominations results from 2020-21.

Serve on a Chapter Board

From leading a local discussion group to serving on a chapter board to holding statewide office, CalCPA enhances the image of its members by position them as experts in the media and their communities. Share your skills on a chapter board or committee, statewide committee or statewide leadership.

Volunteer in Your Community

You can make a real difference in the lives of your fellow Californians and inspire bright, talented students to discover the integrity, trust and career diversity that is the CPA profession by volunteering in CalCPA's outreach efforts.

Emerging Leaders Certificate Program

The CalCPA Emerging Leaders certificate program is offered at the local level to all 14 chapters. It provides training in leadership development areas, while at the same time exposing young and emerging professional members to leaders in the profession who can serve as career mentors. Learn more and register.

Leadership Institute

CalCPA Leadership Institute is a high-level, five-day program that provides members with tools to develop their leadership skills and grow into future leadership positions at CalCPA and within the profession. This program is funded through the California CPA Education Foundation and CalCPA, so participant costs are nominal. Learn more and apply.