What’s Your Value Add? Boulder/Longmont Chapter Lunch
and CPE with the COCPA Chair
Victor A. Amaya, CPA, COCPA Chair of the Board
In today’s business environment, your expertise is a given. The value you add for your clients, employer, or organization distinguishes you. Join Victor for a thought-provoking discussion on adding value in the workplace; current issues affecting the CPA profession; continuing and new initiatives on the local, national, and global front; and opportunities for the COCPA to provide value to you. Bring your perspective and your questions.
Victor puts is simply: “Although change is happening all around us, we must focus on how we keep ourselves relevant. What is our value add, every day, in everything we do?”
A 2013 graduate of the AICPA Leadership Academy and 2005 graduate of the Disney Institute Leadership Development program, Victor served as a COCPA director in 2014-2015; has served on the COCPA Financial Literacy Committee since 2010; recently completed his year as COCPA Vice Chair/Chair-elect and Budget Committee Chair; and is treasurer for the Vega Collegiate Academy. This former ALPFA Denver Chapter Board member and YouthBiz Board member and treasurer also is a decorated U.S. Army veteran. In 2015, he was awarded the Top 10 Public Accounting Professional Rising Star Award from the National Academy of Public Accounting Professionals and was nominated for the Denver Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 list in 2014 and 2015.
Victor’s client focus is brick and mortar & online retailers, general contractors, and subcontractors. He aids his clients in understanding their businesses by optimizing their accounting systems & processes to help in the everyday decision-making. Prior positions include a teaching assistantship at Colorado State University (CSU) and audit work with PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Victor completed his BSBA and Masters of Accountancy degrees at Colorado State University.
Victor was born in Honduras and grew up in New Jersey. He is fluent in Spanish and learned to drive a tank before he drove a car. When Victor isn’t thinking about how to ensure the profession’s relevancy into the future, he loves to get away with his fly fishing gear to “appreciate mother nature’s gifts and to collect my thoughts.” He also enjoys hunting, camping, and spending time with his wife Kim and two children.
To understand the issues and initiatives the CPA profession is addressing and gain insights into what challenges the profession must consider to be successful in the future.