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Advocacy & Outreach

The Society acts as an advocate supporting legislation and education benefiting the CPA profession

Accounting Education Fund (AEF)

The Accounting Education Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit affiliate of the Society funded by member and chapter contributions. It funds grants to higher education institutions in West Virginia for the purpose of improving accounting education.


Collaboration with Other Organizations

The WVSCPA’s collaboration with other organizations is important. The list continues to grow as we network with others.


Some of the organizations we collaborate with include: 

  • JumpStart Academy
  • Junior Achievement
  • WV Bankers Association
  • WV Bar Association
  • WV Tax Institute
  • WV Tax Department
  • WV Treasurer’s Office
  • WV Auditor’s Office
  • WV Department of Education
  • WV Chamber of Commerce
  • WV Business & Industry Council (BIC)
  • WV Municipal League
  • IRS


Legislative Relations & Awareness

The WVSCPA works on behalf of the Society to support legislation which is in the best interest of the profession and of the business community. Lobbying is done for the profession on the state level and on the national level with WV’s Congressional Delegation. The Society’s key person program is very effective in contacting members of the WV Legislature as well as the United States Congress.


Meetings are held with key governmental departments and agencies regularly to promote a communications flow between the membership and the entities. Members frequently testify before legislative committees on topics of interest.


Reports on bills that are being considered and/or have been passed are made to the membership.


For important links on Tax & Legislation issues, click here.


Legislative Seminar/Reception

An annual Legislative Seminar is held to inform members of the most recent occurrences in the legislative arena and to give members the opportunity to hear from legislative leaders about what issues will be for the sessions, followed by a Legislative Reception held with members of the Legislature who are invited to attend with WVSCPA members.


Legislative Tax Guide

A Legislators’ Tax Guide is prepared annually and presented to elected officials with the answers to commonly-asked tax questions pertaining to their role as a member of the WV Legislature.


Peer Review

The WVSCPA administers the AICPA and the West Virginia State Board of Accountancy Peer Review programs and provides a variety of services to members who desire to have their firm’s practices and procedures reviewed by other CPAs with experience in the peer review process. Learn More


Political Action Committee (PAC)

The WVSCPA PAC is self-sustaining through member contributions and affords members a vehicle to support the candidates selected for support by the PAC Trustees.


WV Council of Accounting Educators (WVCAE)

The Society works with the West Virginia Council of Accounting Education (WVCAE) to present an annual conference to educators throughout the state.


WV Tax Information Website and Guidebook to West Virginia Taxes

Available on the West Virginia Tax Information Website.