Among its strengths is WAA's affiliation with the Washington based National Society of Accountants (NSA), an organization some 13,000 strong, with a great deal of legislative influence.
Take pride in your profession as an accountant and decide upon a membership type that's right for you. You owe it to yourself to fill out an application and join the Wisconsin Association of Accountants.
Seminars and Educational ForumsThe WAA conducts an annual two day tax seminar and convention. It covers the latest in federal and state tax information, new legislation, rules, regulations and related subjects of vital interest to accountants.
In addition to the major convention activity, each year the WAA sponsors a number of educational seminars, including the "Gear-Up P/C" tax seminars. Experts from various fields are utilized to host these seminars, which fulfill continuing education requirements and keep accountants abreast of current techniques and philosophies in the field.
AccreditationTo ensure that our members are up-to-date on all the latest tax changes, we require that you earn 25 hours of CPE credits annually, no less than 5 hours of which is in accounting, starting with the first year of membership.
Local Chapter InvolvementWithin your local geographical area is a chapter of the WAA which provides regularly scheduled meetings. These meetings combine educational programs with the all-important social contacts necessary to a well rounded professional.
It is essential that, as a WAA member, you become involved in your local chapter functions.
Government Agency LiaisonThe WAA is able to represent your interests before the federal, state and local government agencies. Our representatives maintain continuous liaison with such agencies to support laws and regulations in the best interest of the accounting profession. Solid contacts are maintained with the Internal Revenue Service, Wisconsin Department of Revenue, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, and more.
Monitor LegislationWe have a registered lobbyist in Madison who monitors legislation that affects us. This is the way we keep informed on any changes in laws which could affect our businesses.
Insurance ProgramsInsurance programs are available through the National Society of Public Accountants.
Accountant's Protection PlanProtects a member's practice, should he/she become temporarily or permanently disabled;
Insures that, in case of death of a practitioner, the family receives a fair and equitable remuneration from disposal of the practice;
Aids a retiring member or others who are interested in the selling, buying or merging of practices.
The Wisconsin Association of Accountants Incorporated is an affiliate of the National Society of Accountants