Accounting Careers

This group is focused on attracting qualified high school and college students into the accounting profession and enhancing the quality of accounting education in Colorado. Activities include hosting two annual conferences for educators; sponsoring an annual Accounting Interview Day for students with local firms and employers; participation in career fairs and on-campus activities; and continued outreach to Colorado and Wyoming colleges and universities.

Staff Contact:
Stacy Svendsen

Arbitration Committee

The Arbitration Committee resolves fee disputes between CPAs and their clients.

Staff Contact:
Terry Cervi

Conference and CPE Volunteer Opportunities

Conference Planning Committee Volunteer

COCPA conferences are designed with you in mind – and you help us create them. Volunteering for a conference planning committee gives you the opportunity to help us craft the conference experience that’s best for you. You’ll have a direct impact on the agenda, content, and speakers that make our events the best in the state. And as thanks for your input, you’ll be entitled to a discounted registration rate. Don’t just attend the conference – be part of its foundation.

CPE Board

The CPE Board oversees, coordinates, and monitors the COCPA continuing professional education (CPE) program, ensuring all offerings meet the highest standards and deliver value to participants and the profession overall.. The Board meets five times per year to:

  • Develop a long-range strategic plan for the CPE program
  • Initiate, review, revise, and approve policies necessary to accomplish objectives of the CPE program
  • Approve course fees and recommend changes to the Board of Directors
  • Manage the fiscal accountability of the CPE program in coordination with the CPE staff


To get involved with either of these critical opportunities, contact:

Rebecca Campbell, CAE

Editorial Board

The Editorial Board provides input on specific areas of expertise to help the COCPA create its communications materials, including NewsAccount, NewsQuick, and social media content. The goal is to ensure our communications are helpful to members, timely, and interesting. Board members plan and review the articles included in our publications to ensure they’re meaningful to members and align with our vision.

Staff Contact:
Mary E. Medley

Financial Literacy Committee

The Financial Literacy Committee works in conjunction with the American Institute of CPAs and partner organizations to develop programs that promote financial literacy to those in need.

Learn more about the AICPA’s 360 degrees of financial literacy.

Staff Contact:
Mary E. Medley

Firm Administrators

Every month, the COCPA hosts the Colorado Chapter of Accounting Administrators Association (AAA) for a roundtable meeting.

Staff Contact:
Terry Cervi

Governmental Issues Forum

This forum provides guidance on current implementation issues and legislative matters; maintains liaison with the governmental financial community and practitioners; responds to exposure drafts from GASB, AICPA, and OMB; works on governmental standards overload; and on a confidential basis, reviews governmental audit reports voluntarily submitted by members for educational review.

Staff Contact:
Renee Clark

Member Connections Committee

The Member Connections committee (MCC) aims to connect CPAs across the greater Denver area through direct networking and education events.

Staff Contact:
Leslie O’Donnell

Peer Review Board

The public trusts CPAs because of their demonstrated commitment to serving the public good. We prove this in many ways – through continued learning, certification, and peer review.

The Peer Review Board administers the AICPA Peer Review program in Colorado and New Mexico. The goal of practice monitoring and the program itself, is to promote quality in the accounting and auditing services provided by CPAs and their CPA firms. The Board’s work ensures that CPAs across Colorado and New Mexico are performing work that the public can trust.

Please note: Technical expertise is required to participate.

Staff Contact:
Jill Turner

Professional Conduct Board

The Professional Conduct Board ensures that Colorado’s CPAs are living up to the standards that make the profession one the public can trust. The Board works with the AICPA’s Joint Ethics Enforcement Program and assists in developing, interpreting, publicizing, and enforcing the Code of Professional Conduct.

Staff Contact:
Terry Cervi

Public Company Practice Forum

When it comes to serving clients at publicly held companies, CPAs face a unique set of challenges. The Public Company Practice Forum works to improve member awareness and understanding of the issues facing publicly held companies and related reporting and compliance standards.

Staff Contact:
Pamela Galey-Coleman

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