We met with fellow members of the ISCPA as well as ISCPA leadership, including CEO Cindy Adams and President Rod Foster. Iowa Dept. of Revenue Director Kraig Paulsen provided some insight to his department and how they are going to modernize it over the next 3-5 years. Once we arrived at the Capitol, State Auditor Rob Sand gave us some highlights regarding the State Auditor’s office and what has been going on during his first year in office.
The tour of the Capitol building was historic and insightful. After the ISCPA meeting concluded, I stopped back at the Capitol building to meet with my both my representative and senator. Senator Dennis Guth even asked me out to the Senate floor to have our discussions. We spent about 30 minutes discussing not only his district, but what items are important to us as CPA’s and what he can do to help support our cause. One of the main items we discussed was occupational licensing and how important and necessary it is for CPA’s to be licensed. He was very eager to listen!
I believe this experience is one every CPA should take on, and it doesn’t matter whether you are a CPA in the earlier years of your career or a CPA later in your career! I definitely have a better understanding of our legislative process. Also, it is a great networking experience with the leaders of our profession as well as many levels of our state government leadership.
Jeff was joined by Tamra Van Kalsbeek.
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