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Promoting professionalism in accounting and taxation since 1947.

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Membership Qualifications

All applicants for membership must be of good moral character, apply for the highest level of membership for which they qualify, and shall pledge in writing to conform to the NCSA Rules of Professional Conduct. 

Full Members: Persons who are engaged in the practice of public accounting or accountants employed by a firm of accountants or by a firm of Certified Public Accountants must meet all requirements in subsections (a) through (d) and one of subsection (e). 

A. Have not less than thirty months of public accounting experience or five years service as an employee of the Internal Revenue Service or the North Carolina Department of Revenue.

B. Are citizens or legal residents of the United States.

C. Furnish three references as to their character and ability.

D. Possess or be covered under a valid permit/license as an Accountant, Certified Public Accountant, or such other titles as may be granted under state law for the practice of accountancy for the public.

E. Must meet one of the following:

(1) Be accredited in accountancy or taxation by the Accreditation Council for Accountancy and Taxation.

(2) Be enrolled to practice before the Internal Revenue Service.

(3) Possess either an associate degree or a baccalaureate degree with a minimum of 24 semester hours in accounting.

(4) Persons who are employed at least three years as an accountant under the direct supervision of a Full Member or by a CPA.

(5) Have not less that three years experience in the practice of public accounting. 

Associate Members: Associate Membership shall be granted to those persons who qualify in any one of the following subsections and furnish three character references: 

A. Persons who do not qualify as Full Members.

B. Employees of accounting firms who do not qualify as Full Members.

Student Members: One who is enrolled in an undergraduate college level accounting program and furnishes three (3) character references. 


What we offer our members

Continuing Professional Education


Spring & Fall Professional Accounting Seminars

Educational Meetings at the Chapter Level

A. C. A. T. Program

Enrolled Agent Program

Seminars at the Annual Convention

N.C.S.U. Annual Tax Short Course Series Sponsor

Professional Tax Institute Sponsor

Professional Development

Legislative Monitoring and Interaction

Annual Leadership Conference

Quality Assurance Review Assistance

Practitioner Forum

Rules of Professional Conduct

Monthly Newsletter – The Accountant

Website

Statewide Network


Member Benefits

Annual Convention

Membership Assistance Committee

Affiliation with the National Society of Accountants

Member Discounts to the Spring & Fall Professional Accounting Seminars

Scholarship Foundation

Membership Certificate & Directory, Lapel Pin and Printed Rules of Professional Conduct


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