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The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) is the oldest state accounting association in the nation, with a membership of 26,000 CPAs. Incorporated in 1897, the NYSSCPA operates the following 15 regional chapters: Adirondack, Buffalo, Mid Hudson, Manhattan/Bronx, Nassau, Northeast, Queens/Brooklyn, Rochester, Rockland, Southern Tier, Staten Island, Suffolk, Syracuse, Utica and Westchester, each with its own board of directors.

The Society has a 39-member board of directors and more than 60 technical and operative committees which fall into seven major divisions: Accounting and Auditing, Consulting Services, Industry, Operations, Practice Management, Public Sector and Tax. The administrative operations are under the direction of the Executive Director, assisted by a professional staff of about 60.

The Foundation for Accounting Education, Inc. (FAE), the NYSSCPA’s educational arm, produces continuing professional education (CPE) conferences, seminars, and technical courses, in person and online across the state to keep members abreast of the latest developments in the profession, in areas such as taxation, healthcare, estate and financial planning and other specialized areas. Many of these are available online as e-CPE at

For more information about NYSSCPA activities, contact the Communications Department:

Colleen Lutolf
Communications Director

Maya Lindsay
Assistant Manager of Public Relations 

Society Press Releases

  • Enter the 2018 Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards!

    Maya Lindsay
    Feb 1, 2018

    NEW YORK – (Feb. 1 2018) – It’s about that time again! The Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards (EFJ) — honoring the best in business news journalism — is calling for submissions. Broadcast, print, radio and online news organizations and reporters can submit financial news stories that were published, posted or aired between Jan. 1 and Dec. 31, 2017. Business book authors and publishers can also enter this nationwide contest.

  • NYSSCPA's Trump Tax Reform Team of Accounting Experts Available for Interviews

    Maya Lindsay
    Nov 2, 2017

    NEW YORK – (Nov. 2, 2017) – The U.S. House of Representatives released today its long-awaited tax reform bill, which includes major tax cuts, a new corporate tax rate, new tax brackets, and a deal on the state and local tax (SALT) deduction.

  • Long Island CPA Harold L. Deiters III Takes Helm of NY’s Largest CPA Group

    Michael Moi
    Jun 15, 2017

    MELVILLE – (June 14, 2017) – Suffolk CPA, Harold L. Deiters III, a partner at Melville, Long Island, accounting and advisory firm, Baker Tilly, began his one-year term as President of the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) June 1.

    Deiters takes the helm of the NYSSCPA as the organization pushes for legislation that would require peer reviews for all New York-based CPA firms, something only medium and large size firms have been required to do by law since 2011.