Presentation on theme: "THE LEAP INITIATIVE Name of School Date. MISSOURI SOCIETY OF CPAs (MSCPA) Largest & most prominent professional development organization dedicated to."— Presentation transcript:
MISSOURI SOCIETY OF CPAs (MSCPA) Largest & most prominent professional development organization dedicated to CPAs in Missouri MSCPA membership is nearly 10,000 CPAs MSCPA offers education, networking, government advocacy, and a host of other benefit programs One of the most popular programs within the MSCPA is the LEAP Initiative
LEAP LEAD & ENHANCE THE ACCOUNTING PROFESSION MSCPA started the LEAP Initiative in 2001 to help young people understand the rewards of CPA careers.
MSCPA’s goals are accomplished: through programs within the LEAP Initiative events put on by the LEAP Initiative
Ambassador Program Scholarship Program Student Events Student Membership Student Website
LEAP Ambassador Program PROGRAMS Hundreds of CPA volunteers have gone into high schools and colleges to make presentations about CPA careers. The Ambassador program is the oldest and strongest component of the LEAP Initiative.
SCHOLARSHIPS Thousands of dollars are given annually to students pursing their accounting degrees. PROGRAMS
High School Students - Earn up to $500 each year in college scholarships College Students - Earn up to $1,000 each year in college scholarships MSCPA’s scholarship season is September – January Judging is done in February Winners are announced in March Only MSCPA student members are eligible to apply All MSCPA student members are sent a link to the online application in September. PROGRAMS SCHOLARSHIPS
The LEAP website www.leap-forward.com is a wonderful resource for those seeking information on CPA careers. STUDENT WEBSITE
1.Find Internships & Seasonal Jobs 2.Upload Your Resume 3. Search for Jobs in Public Practice & Industry MSCPA CAREER CENTER LAUNCHED MARCH 1, 2008 www.mocpa.org
CPA Exam Review Course Student members of MSCPA receive a $300 discount on the Becker Professional Education full four-part course tuition. DISCOUNTS
Provides great opportunities for students to join our membership ranks and begin to build their networking base for their future. MSCPA STUDENT MEMBERSHIP
MSCPA student membership is FREE for students studying accounting. Start your membership today by filling out the membership card or go online to www.leap-forward.comwww.leap-forward.com ! FREE MEMBERSHIP
MSCPA AICPA STATE BOARD OF ACCOUNTANCY NASBA CPAs CANDIDATE LINK
be a resource to you – as a student majoring in accounting assist every accounting student to prepare and achieve his/her goal of becoming a successful CPA Overall, it is LEAP’s goal to…