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 Application

The application period for the 2020-21 CalCPA Board and Council, AICPA Council and CalCPA Education Foundation Trustee positions is now open. For information and to apply, please review the nominations packet and visit one of the online application links below—CalCPA/AICPA or Education Foundation. 


To apply, please visit one of the all new online application links below—CalCPA/AICPA or Education Foundation. All applications must be submitted electronically through the appropriate link. The application deadline is Monday, Dec. 2, 2019 at 11:59 p.m.

Complete the CalCPA Board and Council, and AICPA Council application.

CalCPA Education Foundation
Complete the Education Foundation Board of Trustees application.

All applications must be submitted electronically through one of the above links, no later than Monday, Dec. 2, 2019.

Online Application—General Information

  • To apply through this new online platform, you will be required to create an account (this is separate from your CalCPA website account information). It's a very short and very simple form, which once completed, will automatically redirect you to login.
  • 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. You’ll see your “in progress” application on the page right when you log in.
  • Questions will be answered within 1-2 business days:

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. Learn more and support your community.

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.