NCACPA Committees offer members the opportunity to serve as important liaisons with other professionals and the general public. Committees and the Board of Directors interact with the AICPA, NC State Board of CPA Examiners, Financial Accounting Standards Board, the Internal Revenue Service, and other bodies that shape state and national standards.

To learn more about the below committees, please contact the listed Committee Chair or Staff Liaison.

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Accounting & Attestation (A&A) Committee

The mission of the A&A Committee is to support and enhance the quality of accounting and attestation services provided by members of NCACPA. The mission shall be accomplished by supporting members with timely educational, professional networking opportunities, technical resources, as well as local and national advocacy efforts.

Committee Chair: Nick Lombardi, nlombardi (at) stancilcpa (dot) com
Staff Liaison: Jackie Asekhauno, jaskehauno (at) ncacpa (dot) org

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Accounting Education Committee

The Accounting Education Conference Committee supports the development of accounting education and research, while attempting to improve the basic accounting education levels of people entering the profession. It also hosts an annual Accounting Education Forum and assists in selecting winners for NC CPA Foundation Scholarships.

Committee Chair: Martha Cranford, martha (dot) cranford at) rccc (dot) edu
Staff Liaison: Andrea Biddle, abiddle (at) ncacpa (dot) org

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Diversity Action Committee

The Diversity Action Committee actively seeks opportunities to promote the accounting profession within our communities and increase diversity within the profession. The committee also works to identify and create opportunities for the professional growth and development of underrepresented CPAs.

Committee Chair: LaVonne Montague, lmontague (at) aicpa (dot) org
Staff Liaison: Holly Bazemore, hbazemore (at) ncacpa (dot) org, and Laura Williford, lwilliford (at) ncacpa (dot) org

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Employee Benefit Plans Committee

The mission of the Employee Benefits Plans Committee is to support and grow members through outreach efforts, timely educational opportunities, technical resources, and local and national advocacy efforts related to employee benefit plans.

Committee Chair: Monique Elliott, melliott (at) elliottgroupllc (dot) com
Staff Liaison: Jackie Asekhauno, jaskehauno (at) ncacpa (dot) org

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Financial Literacy Council

The mission of the Financial Literacy Council is to lead the state’s financial literacy effort by providing North Carolina CPAs with necessary resources to inform and educate the public.

Committee Chair: Leigh Anne Bullin, leigh (dot) anne (dot) bullin (at) volvo (dot) com
Staff Liaison: Moira Gill, mgill (at) ncacpa (dot) org

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Governmental Accounting & Auditing Committee

The Governmental Accounting and Auditing Committee (GAA) attempts to further recognition and development of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles as well as auditing standards and procedures for government entities. The committee responds to exposure drafts, informs members of new standards, and plans governmental CPE programs offered by NCACPA.

Committee Chair: April Adams, aadams (at) cbh (dot) com
Staff Liaison: Jackie Asekhauno, jaskehauno (at) ncacpa (dot) org

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Healthcare Industry Conference Committee

The mission of the Healthcare Industry Conference Committee is to keep members informed of developments concerning CPA services to the healthcare industry, as well as state and federal regulations affecting this area. It also coordinates healthcare-based CPE offerings catering to industry professionals

Committee Chairs, Lisa Morgan, lisa (dot) j (dot) morgan (at) carolinahealthcare (dot) org
Staff Liaison: Andrea Biddle, abiddle (at) ncacpa (dot) org

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Member Engagement Team

The mission of the Member Engagement Team is to ensure the effectiveness of the member community, thereby increasing member engagement.

Committee Chair: Debbie Robinson, drobinson (at) lkrcpa (dot) com
Staff Liaison: Jennifer Rowell, jrowell (at) ncacpa (dot) org, and Laura Williford, lwilliford (at) ncacpa (dot) org

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Members in Business & Industry Conference Committee

The mission of the Members in Business and Industry Conference Committee is to ensure the association continues to be responsive to the needs of members in industry, education, and government. Another of its goals is to stimulate interest among CPAs in industry, maintain their professional status, and to actively participate in Association programs. It also plans and conducts semi-annual Members in Business & Industry Conferences.

Committee Chair: Michelle Tracz, michelle (at) michelletraczcpa (dot) com
Staff Liaison: Andrea Biddle, abiddle (at) ncacpa (dot) org

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Not-for-Profit Committee

The mission of the Not-For-Profit Committee is to be the voice of NCACPA’s membership in issues relating to not-for-profit accounting through education, advocacy, and outreach.

Committee Chair, John Huskins , jhuskins (at) johnsonlambert (dot) com
Staff Liaison: Andrea Biddle, abiddle (at) ncacpa (dot) org

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Peer Review Committee

The mission of NCACPA’s Peer Review Committee is to efficiently, effectively, and equitably oversee the administration, acceptance, and completion of peer reviews for members and non-members.

Committee Chair: Henry White, hwhite (at) stancilcpa (dot) com
Staff Liaison: Mary Kelly, mckelly (at) ncacpa (dot) org

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Professional Development Advisory Council

The Professional Development Advisory Council (PDAC) serves as strategic advisors to the NCACPA Professional Development team and the Board of Directors. The councils objectives will be to assist in the identification and management of potential risks, brainstorm and discuss new trends in adult learning, and provide advice on potential business opportunities including high-level infrastructure needs. The structure of the PDAC is a selected group of 8-10 members, who serve a three year term. New members will be nominated either by members of the PDAC or staff members, and will be appointed to fill departing members at the beginning of the calendar year.

Committee Chair: Joan Pharr, joan (at) blackmansloop (dot) com
Staff Liaison: Amanda Davis, adavis (at) ncacpa (dot) org

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Risk Advisory Committee

The new Risk Advisory Committee was formed in response to the increased focus by both public accounting firms and businesses on consultative, value-added services around risk, information technology, and internal controls/processes. Their mission is to consider the skill set required for those performing risk advisory services and to advise NCACPA on the resources that CPAs and accounting professionals need in order to compete and succeed.

Staff Liaison: Mark Soticheck, msoticheck (at) ncacpa (dot) org

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Student Outreach, Advancement, and Recruitment Committee

The mission of the Student Outreach, Advancement, and Recruitment Committee focuses on identifying the needs of accounting students and connecting those needs to association efforts and activities. This committee will also work to promote the CPA profession to students of all ages to increase awareness for future generations.

Committee Chair: Jordan Miller, Jordan (dot) Miller (at) CLAconnect (dot) com
Staff Liaison: Holly Bazemore, hbazemore (at) ncacpa (dot) org

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Symposium Conference Committee

The mission of the Symposium Conference Committee is to develop program content for the 50 sessions which make up the association’s flagship event—the Annual Symposium; a three-day event averaging 900 participants, 25 sponsors, and sessions presented by nationally recognized speakers and industry professionals.

Committee Chair: Desmond Sheridan, dsheridan (at) iislaw (dot) com
Staff Liaison: Jackie Asekhauno, jaskehauno (at) ncacpa (dot) org

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Taxation Committee

The Taxation Committee’s mission is to further the development of fair and reasonable systems of taxation at the federal, state, and local levels. It attempts to increase members’ awareness of the responsibilities and opportunities for service in the various areas of taxation, while enhancing the public’s understanding of the CPA’s special competence in the field of taxation. Additionally, it plans and conducts an annual meeting with the IRS and the NC Department of Revenue, and interacts with law makers and other organizations such as the NC Secretary of State and AICPA to provide input on taxation and related matters.

Committee Chair: Jack Schmoll, jschmoll (at) schmollcpa (dot) com
Staff Liaison: Sharon Bryson, shbryson (at) ncacpa (dot) org

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Young CPA Cabinet

The Young CPA Cabinet’s mission is to provide young CPAs with networking, community outreach, leadership development, and diverse opportunities. It also seeks ways to enhance the value of association membership for young members, increase membership and connections within the association, and inform the leadership of topics relevant to young members.

Committee Chair: Ben Walker, walker (dot) benjamin (dot) s (at) gmail (dot) com
Staff Liaison: Hannah Olson, holson (at) ncacpa (dot) org & Holly Bazemore, hbazemore (at) ncacpa (dot) org

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