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Tony Perazzo

“CalCPA has been a valuable membership for me throughout my career. It has allowed me to network with industry leaders, earn CPE, and most importantly, stay connected to the CA CPA profession. I highly encourage you to join and get involved.”

Tony Perazzo
California Market Leader
Grant Thornton LLP, Greater Bay Area Managing Partner

Grant Thornton Simitian

"As past Chair of CalCPA, I can attest the opportunities provided by the organization have paid off for me personally and professionally.”

Rich Simitian
Audit Partner
Grant Thornton LLP

Grant Thonrton Songey

"I have been a member of CalCPA my entire career. In addition to the CPE opportunities, publications and networking events offered, the Society represents our interests as CPAs at both the federal and state level. I encourage you to join, become involved and support our professional association."

Jim Songey
Tax Partner
Grant Thornton LLP

Benefits of your membership

CalCPA is pleased to offer a multitude of ways for Grant Thornton Staff to join in leading the way in California.

  • Unparalleled governmental advocacy
  • Numerous ways to connect with a diverse pool of industry leaders and other CPAs
  • Opportunities to become involved in leadership activities and make a difference in your community
  • Premier networking events with professionals in your market
  • Complimentary ethics courses
  • Training days
  • Grant Thornton will reimburse you for your membership

Membership Levels

Executive   CPA who is an executive: managing partner, partner, owner, principal, sole practitioner, business and industry executive, president, vice president, director, consultant, controller, CEO, COO or CFO.
Professional +5   CPAs licensed more than 5 years, not described in Executive membership type.
Professional <5   CPAs licensed less than 5 years, not described in Executive membership type.
Candidate   Any person, who has a bachelor’s degree, has never been a licensed CPA in any state and is pursuing pathway to licensure via California Board of Accountancy.
Associate   Not a licensed CPA, does not qualify as a Student, Candidate or Financial Professional member and meets Associate category eligibility requirements.

ASSOCIATE ELIGIBILITY: You qualify for CalCPA Associate membership if you meet any one of the following criteria and have two CPA member sponsors:

  • Foreign Licensee;
  • Non-CPA serving on State or chapter Committee(s) of CalCPA; or
  • Non-CPA professional working in consulting, legal, government or banking services.
Financial Professional   Never been a licensed CPA, does not qualify as a Student, Candidate or Associate member and meets Financial Professional category eligibility requirements.

FINANCIAL PROFESSIONAL ELIGIBILITY: You qualify for CalCPA Financial Professional membership if you’ve never been a licensed CPA, have a bachelor’s degree and meet any one of the following criteria:

  • A professional employee at a CPA firm;
  • Anyone working under the direct supervision of a CPA in industry, government or education;
  • A financial professional in industry, government or education, or legal, banking or financial consulting services; or
  • An IT professional.
Firm Administrator
  Not a licensed CPA, non-billable professional working as a firm administrator at a public accounting firm.