Committee List & Resources

Accounting & Auditing
Chaired by Dawn Anderson, CPA
Furthers the development and recognition of accounting and auditing standards, and stimulates members’ understanding and compliance, and provides a forum for technical discussions and questions.

Audits of School Districts
Chaired by Christina Jacquin, CPA
Furthers the development and proper application of governmental accounting and auditing standards for Missouri school districts, as well as promotes the value of CPA services to State Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and local school district officials.

Firm Leadership
Chaired by David Smith, CPA 
Furthers the interests of MOCPA members practicing in firms by creating a forum for the exchange of ideas and the sharing of practices among this membership segment.     

Governmental Accounting
Chaired by Diana Closterman, CPA
Furthers the development and proper application of accounting and auditing standards for state and local governments, including school districts, and brings to the attention of the responsible officials of state government, cities, school districts, and other political subdivisions, the value of services which can be rendered to them in the public interest by CPAs. 

Information Management and Technology Assurance
Chaired by Anne Jenkins, CPA, CGMA 
Discusses and provides technological resources and strategies that help CPAs better serve their clients and organizations.

Legislation & Government Advocacy
Chaired by Sondra DePriest, CPA, CGMA
Assists in the formulation of MOCPA’s legislative policy and carries out the policies and activities in this area as authorized by the Board of Directors.

Chaired by Debra Mathes, CPA
Encourages excellence in managing not-for-profit entities, and in the performance of professional services.

Professional Ethics
Chaired by Ron Thiewes, CPA, CFF, JD LLM
Promotes, publicizes, and enforces the society's Code of Professional Conduct.

Chaired by Bob Neu, CPA
Distributes information to members on federal, state, and local taxation; maintains liaison with the Internal Revenue Service, the Missouri Department of Revenue, and city and county tax officials; makes recommendations for improving tax processes and structures; cooperates and exchanges ideas with other organizations; and aids in developing a stronger public understanding of the CPAs’ competence in taxation.

Wealth Management
Chaired by Stuart Zimmerman, CPA, PFS
Promotes and enhances learning, generates thought leadership, and provides engagement activities for CPAs in the wealth management sector, and also guides and supports CPAs who are interested in wealth management careers.

Young Professionals
Chaired by Zach McDowell, CPA
Provides state‐wide community for new and aspiring CPAs to introduce society activities, benefits, and opportunities; encourages future CPAs to enter the profession and new CPAs to be actively involved; advises MOCPA staff on specific professional learning and growth opportunities for young professionals; and facilitates sharing perspective and insights of young professionals amongst society membership and leadership.

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