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What Is BoardWatch?

 

BoardWatch is a project of the Texas Association of Certified Public Accountants (TACPA), where members volunteer to go to Austin as meeting observers at the Texas State Board of Accountancy (TSBPA).  The goal of BoardWatch is to provide our membership with timely information about actions proposed and/or taken at the Board.


Actions taken by the Board can have a significant impact on licensed practitioners.  We should all have the opportunity to help create or refine the rules that affect us and our practice. However, most of us do not have either the time or resources to stay abreast of potential actions being taken by the people who regulate/control our ability to run our practices. 


Without a program like BoardWatch, many of us are unlikely to hear about significant changes until after they have been implemented.  By then it’s too late to have any input.  TACPA represents you, the small firm and sole practitioner CPA.  We don’t believe anyone else does.  You and representing your interests are our sole focus.

 

 


Volunteer members attend the meetings of the Board and its committees, listen, and gather information.  That information is brought back to the TACPA Executive Committee. They then assess any potential changes. 

 

Based on the evaluation by the EC, and feedback from members, a decision is made on whether to proceed and how TACPA might comment or participate in developing the new rules. It may be as simple as writing a letter to the Board during the public comment period, or it may go all the way to asking you to contact your State Representative or Senator, or something in between.

Please CLICK HERE to read BoardWatch Report #1

Bottom line:

 

We want to make you aware of potential changes and give you the opportunity to evaluate them in relation to your practice.  We want you to have the opportunity to provide input to the Board and suggest changes before anything is finalized and/or implemented.

 

BoardWatch is a project of the Texas Association of CPAs (TACPA). BoardWatch Reports will be distributed to the members of TACPA and posted on the members’ web site.

How May I Participate in BoardWatch?

If you would like to attend Board and Committee Meetings as a BoardWatch volunteer, please call Dave Brown at 469-443-0971 or email davebrown@tacpa.net.