The TSCPA is a professional association dedicated to the advancement of the CPA profession in Tennessee. Together we are shaping the future through peer networking, educational opportunities, legislative activities and a variety of other member services.
TSCPA Member Benefits & Services
The Tennessee Society of CPAs offers a number of member benefits and services to enhance the value of your CPA certificate.
Continuing Professional Education
TSCPA members receive substantial discounts on their CPE registration fees. Programs are conveniently held throughout the state. TSCPA offers extensive CPE information in a convenient, online format containing up-to-the minute information, including cancellations and location changes. When planning your CPE schedule, take advantage of our online catalog.
Legislative and Regulatory Activities
One of TSCPA’s most important member services is acting as a “watchdog” on legislative issues. Under the direction of the Legislation Committee, the society staff and outside legal counsel regularly review legislative and regulatory proposals for provisions affecting the accounting profession. TSPCA works to shape these proposals to promote the interests of the public and the profession. TSCPA also works closely with the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy to ensure fair administration of the Tennessee Accountancy Act.
The Peer Review Program is an educational and remedial program designed to help CPAs improve the quality of their practice. TSCPA administers the peer review program in Tennessee according to AICPA standards. In this function, we serve as a resource by assisting firms in scheduling a review, selecting a reviewer and finalizing the firm's report through the committee acceptance process.
All firms providing attest services must be enrolled in an approved Peer Review Program before the Tennessee State Board of Accountancy will renew the firm’s permit to practice. Through an agreement with the board of accountancy, TSCPA also administers the TSCPA Peer Review Program for licensees who are not members of the AICPA.
TSCPA’s eight chapters provide members with local continuing education programming, as well as networking and leadership opportunities.
The Educational & Memorial Foundation of TSCPA awards scholarships each year to Tennessee college and university students majoring in accounting. The Scholarship Committee’s highest honor, the Paul L. Royston Award, is granted each year to the top accounting student in Tennessee.
Member Discount Programs
TSCPA has partnered with a number of companies and vendors to offer special TSCPA member-only discounts and pricing, including CCH, UPS, Office Depot, Brooks Brothers, several CPA exam review providers and much more.
Image Enhancement and Public Relations
TSCPA takes advantage of and initiates opportunities with the media and with students to promote the CPA image and maintains an active campaign to shape public opinion.
TSCPA helps to enhance the image of CPAs in our state through news releases, columns on personal finance in newspapers statewide and tax season consumer programs across Tennessee on radio and television. A section of the TSCPA website is devoted entirely to the public and includes information on finding a CPA, starting a business, and planning for taxes, among other topics.
The Tennessee CPA Journal provides technical articles relevant to CPAs as well as new laws and information impacting the profession. TSCPA Hotwire is an e-newsletter providing current news and announcements.
Committees are responsible for much of the work that TSCPA does on behalf of its members and the profession. Committees develop, recommend and implement programs that make TSCPA a viable, valued organization that benefits its members.