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As a COCPA volunteer, you can help to shape meaningful programs and activities; create valuable resources and experiences; and expand your connections with colleagues. You can learn and have fun, too.

Opportunities include:

  • Standing Committees
  • Conference Planning Committees
  • Local Special Interest Groups
  • Community Service Projects

You can even volunteer to explore and launch a new initiative.


Accounting Careers
This group focuses on attracting qualified students into the accounting profession and enhancing the quality of accounting education in Colorado. Activities include hosting an annual conference for educators; sponsoring an annual Accounting Interview Day for students with CPA firms, organizations, and other employers; participation in career fairs and on-campus activities; and continued outreach to Colorado and Wyoming colleges and universities.

Staff Contact:
Derrol Moorhead
derrol@cocpa.org
303-741-8624

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

Staff Contact:
Terry Ann Cervi
terry@cocpa.org
303-741-8610

COCPA/Colorado Department of Revenue Working Group
This group of tax practitioners meets with the Department of Revenue senior management to raise and discuss issues, provide input, and assist in communicating information to COCPA members.

Staff Contact:
Mary E. Medley
mary@cocpa.org
303-741-8601

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 four times a year to:

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

Staff Contact:
Rebecca Campbell, CAE
rebecca@cocpa.org
303-741-8618

CPE Conference and Volunteer Opportunities
COCPA conferences are designed with you in mind – and you help to create them. Volunteering for a conference planning committee gives you the opportunity to help craft the conference experience that’s best for you. You’ll have a direct impact on the agenda, content, and speakers. 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.

  • Accounting Faculty Conference/Symposium Planning Committee
  • Not-for-Profit Conference
  • Marijuana Business Symposium
  • Technology Conference
  • Women’s Summit
  • Governmental Conference
  • CPAs in Industry Conference
  • Accounting and Auditing Conference
  • SEC and PCAOB Conference

Staff Contact:
Tiffany Carson, CMP
tiffany@cocpa.org
303-741-8621

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Initiatives
This new group will assist the COCPA in developing strategy and programming to address the challenges and seize the opportunities in this most important area.

Staff Contact:
Mary E. Medley
mary@cocpa.org
303-741-8601

Editorial Board
The Editorial Board helps to plan content for COCPA communications materials and focuses primarily on NewsAccount, the bimonthly member publication. The goal is to ensure the publication is helpful, timely, and interesting.

Staff Contact:
Mary E. Medley
mary@cocpa.org
303-741-8601

Educational Foundation Mentors Program
Pair with an Educational Foundation scholarship recipient to provide support through periodic conversations and activities.

Staff Contact:
Alicia Gelinas, CPA
alicia@cocpa.org
303-741-8624

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.

Staff Contact:
Mary E. Medley
mary@cocpa.org
303-741-8601

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:
Terry Ann Cervi
terry@cocpa.org
303-741-8610

Member Connections Committee
The Member Connections committee (MCC) creates opportunities for COCPA members to network, learn, and connect with like-minded professionals through a variety of activities.

Staff Contact:
Derrol Moorhead
derrol@cocpa.org
303-741-8624

Peer Review Committee
The Peer Review Committee 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 CPA firms. The Committees’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
jill@cocpa.org
303-741-8605

Professional Conduct Board
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 Ann Cervi
terry@cocpa.org
303-741-8610

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
pamela@cocpa.org
303-741-8616

Women to Watch Awards Committee
Help to select the award recipients and plan the recognition event.

Staff Contact:
Terry Ann Cervi
terry@cocpa.org
303-741-8610

Young Professionals Council
This new group brings together members under age 40 to plan activities and programs specifically for younger accounting professionals.

Staff Contact:
Mary E. Medley
mary@cocpa.org
303-741-8601

Leadership Summit
Attend Leadership Summit and help to shape COCPA strategy, services, and resources while also contributing to your professional development through discussions on current issues and topics important to the accounting profession. Register for the annual event online.

Staff Contact:
Mary E. Medley
mary@cocpa.org
303-741-8601

CONNECT
This members-only, online community offers the opportunity to post and respond to questions, share information, and support your colleagues. Volunteer to help lead a special interest community or assist in monitoring the Open Forum.

Staff Contact:
Derrol Moorhead
derrol@cocpa.org
303-741-8624

Junior Achievement
Junior Achievement (JA) empowers young people to own their economic success. JA’s volunteer-delivered, K-12 programs foster work-readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy skills, and use experiential learning to inspire kids to dream big and reach their potential.

JA makes it easy and provides the training and materials. Whether you have an interest in mentoring elementary, middle, or high school students, JA offers many opportunities. To learn about JA, volunteer, and find the area closest to you, use the interactive map at http://www.ja.org/near/near_map.asp.

  • CFO/Controllers Roundtable
  • Denver Tax Study Group
  • Boulder/Longmont Tax Study Group
  • Technology Users Group

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