The Oregon Society of CPAs, founded in 1908, is a voluntary association of CPAs engaged in public practice, industry, government, and education.
In addition, prospective CPAs may hold membership as affiliate members. With approximately 4,500 members statewide, as well as in other states and countries, the OSCPA is committed to the continuing professional success of its members. The Society’s mission is to:
- Act in a representative capacity for the profession
- Encourage the maintenance of high professional standards
- Increase public awareness and understanding of CPAs and CPA services
- Support excellence in accounting education
- Assist members in professional and personal development
- Enhance professional cooperation together to improve the profession and serve the public interest
The Society carries on active programs devoted to the improvement of its members' proficiency. Recognizing the increasing need and importance of their profession, members contribute freely of their time and abilities for the public and the profession. The OSCPA delivers value to members by:
- Promoting life-long learning
- Fostering a professional community with a commitment to the public interest
- Advocating for a professional environment that supports a market–based profession
- Empowering members to use knowledge for the creation of value
- Cultivating the potential of new technologies
- Investing in the future to ensure a sustainable profession
Members subscribe to the rules of professional conduct embodied in the Society's bylaws and subject themselves to discipline thereunder. By supporting the Society through membership and participation in its activities, the members give evidence of their interest in the welfare and development of their profession in the state and the public interest.
Regular members of the Society are generally holders of the Certified Public Accountants certificate issued by the State of Oregon, or by other states provided certain eligibility requirements have been met. Affiliate membership in the Society includes students, CPA candidates, inactive, and uncertified associate members. For membership definitions, click here.
In 2008, the OSCPA celebrated 100 years of service to the Oregon CPA community. A special Centennial publication was put together to honor the anniversary. It is full of key dates for the profession and the Society, along with member stories, historical images, and excerpts from the OSCPA archives.