A group of influential CPA thought leaders have created a new CPA Consultants’ Alliance.

CPACA is a newly formed alliance of well-known consultants to the CPA profession that will bring shared thought leadership on the future of the profession to its leaders and emerging leaders.

The group is headed by CPACA president Sandra Wiley, chief operating officer of Boomer Consulting.

The main purpose is to explore leadership issues facing the profession and develop and share solutions that benefit practitioners. The group said its vision is to inspire positive change in the CPA profession by collaboratively developing tools and content that will educate, motivate and increase the wisdom of current and future leaders.

“Realizing that our industry is in the midst of tremendous change and transition, our quest is to work in tandem to increase intellectual capital exponentially through our combined thought leadership to find answers to our ongoing leadership challenges,” said Wiley. “The old saying that ‘two heads are better than one’ will be blown out of the water with 16 minds in the game.  Our reality is that change is inevitable. Our hope is that we will affect that change to be extremely positive.”

In the coming months, CPACA will release a research study and commentary focused on the CPA profession's opportunities and challenges as well as future leadership in the accounting profession. The document is based on a survey of more than 750 CPAs and combines research and findings on leadership best practices. This whitepaper will be the first of many tools and resources we will provide to the profession to encourage positive and innovative change.

Members of CPACA include successful consultants within the CPA profession. The expertise represented includes CPA firm strategic and succession planning; leadership and management; growth; sales and marketing; information technology; human resources; coaching; mergers and acquisitions; diversity; leadership development and more.

For more information about CPACA, visit www.cpaconsultantsalliance.com.

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