The Dallas CPA Society, Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (Dallas Chapter) is a not-for-profit professional association serving approximately 6,000 CPA members in the Dallas and surrounding 13 counties. It is the second largest chapter of the Texas Society, Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA), the statewide professional association with over 27,000 members and 20 chapters around the state. A Board of Directors, elected from among the membership, is charged with the responsibility of governing the Chapter.
The purposes of the Chapter are to elevate the standard of proficiency, integrity and character of the profession; to cultivate professional cooperation and social interaction among members; and promote cooperation within the TSCPA and other CPA organizations for the advancement of the profession of public accountancy. In fulfilling these purposes, the Chapter heavily relies on its volunteers (members), who serve on committees. The Chapter’s activities and committees are organized in the following categories: Community Affairs, Continuing Professional Education, Management and Quality Assurance, Membership, Political Action and Financial Resources.
The Dallas CPA Society has been providing members with professional support since its inception on June 29, 1929. The most significant growth for this organization has happened within the past 20 years. In 1972, the Chapter office filled 700 square feet in the Republic Bank Building in downtown Dallas. At that time, there were just under 1,700 members. Two staff members were running the office. The Chapter currently occupies over 5,000 square feet of space in north Dallas, serves over 6,000 CPAs and employs four full-time staff members.
The professional composition of the Chapter’s membership is split 44:56 between CPAs in public accounting and those in industry, government and education. Women are rapidly joining the ranks of a once male-dominated profession, with national estimates indicating approximately 50 percent of those entering the field today to be female. The Chapter average is 41:59 females to males.