By Mark A. Stewart, Jr., CPA, National President, NCCPAP
November 4, 2020—There is no greater honor in this profession than to be recognized by your peers. I am beyond humbled that all of you have put your faith in me to lead NCCPAP, our organization. I promise to do my best in this position, as I have done all the years I have served at NCCPAP—at the Chapter level and the National level.
Recently we faced, and still face, unique challenges as an organization. It goes without saying that COVID-19 has caused us to completely rethink how we operate. In the worst of times back in April, we saw what NCCPAP was and always will be, practitioners helping practitioners! Our chapters banded together and we put on amazing free seminars, educating our members about various matters related to COVID. In fact, we had over 300 attendees at one meeting, and several hundred at others.
Take a minute and think about that. NCCPAP touched hundreds of practitioners across the country. Those practitioners touched tens of thousands of small businesses and individuals and I am sure saved countless small businesses and families across the country from financial ruin. Each and every NCCPAP member should be proud of that. We will strive to keep this momentum going. NCCPAP as an organization has put aside any political differences chapters might have and we all worked together and continue to do so. It is why I did not even hesitate at all when nominated to be the President of an organization that does great work like we have seen in these past six months.Moving forward all events will be virtual, and we have to assume it will stay that way for some time. Very soon, we will have our ATS conference on November 10th, 13th, 18th and 19th. This symposium has been a wonderful joint venture of leadership from all chapters working together. If you have not signed up, I urge you to do so. I have attended this event for over a decade and you will not find a better and more distinguished speaker group at any conference in the country.Finally, I make the best decisions with input from everyone. This is a joint effort! Hopefully you have seen the request for NCCPAP committee membership. Please join a committee or two. In the past, I know people were hesitant due to the travel requirements. While we hope that we will be able to return to in-person meetings in the future, virtual attendance will always be provided as an option. I hope that encourages you to join a committee. You have my word that you will always get more back from NCCPAP than you put into it.I wish all of you and your families the very best of health and safety, as we move into the winter season
Mark A. Stewart, Jr., CPA
The National Conference of CPA Practitioners (NCCPAP) is a professional organization comprised of Certified Public Accountants practicing in the United States. In addition to serving as a forum for education, networking, and community impact, NCCPAP also advocates for its clients. NCCPAP influences tax administration and tax policy by regularly meeting with Internal Revenue Service representatives, state taxing authorities, and elected officials. NCCPAP members represent over one million businesses and individual clients. The organization is headquartered in Woodbury, NY. For more information visit, www.NCCPAP.org.