Represent New York State on the AICPA Council: A Call for Nominations

Thomas S. Pirro, NYSSCPA Secretary/Treasurer
Published Date:
Jun 11, 2021

In October 2021, the NYSSCPA Board of Directors will submit the names of three individuals to the AICPA's Nominations Committee, which nominates members for election to the AICPA Council. Those nominees, once duly elected, will each serve three-year terms beginning May 2022 on the approximately 265-person governing council. In addition, one person will be designated by the Society to serve a one-year term as its representative to the council, also beginning May 2022.

While day-to-day governance of the AICPA is handled by the AICPA's 23-person board of directors, the AICPA Council is the final sounding board for AICPA initiatives. The council meets twice a year in various locations around the country, with the most recent meetings held virtually due to COVID-19. Each council meeting lasts for two-and-a-half days. In addition, it holds one-day regional meetings in the spring of each year, one typically being in New York City.

In addition to attending these AICPA Council meetings, being an AICPA Council member involves about one day of preparation time for each meeting, and anywhere from a half day to a day per month to keep abreast of professional issues, participate in electronic conferences and meetings, attend one or more dinners with the NYSSCPA Board of Directors to discuss the profession's important issues and the council's activities. It is fun, professionally fulfilling work that can be very satisfying.

Eligibility Requirements

Pursuant to the NYSSCPA Board's Standing Rules, one of the NYSSCPA-nominated council positions is reserved each year for the Society's president-elect. Otherwise, to be considered by the NYSSCPA Board of Directors, a candidate must:

· be a member of the NYSSCPA;

· be a member of the AICPA;

· submit to the Board selections subcommittee a résumé and a written statement of what he or she intends to bring to the council;

· currently live or work in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut;

· have been active in the NYSSCPA, either at the chapter level or with a statewide committee or both; and

· not be a current member of the NYSSCPA Board of Directors, unless the candidate is in his or her final year of board service.

Express Your Interest by July 30

If you or a colleague you know is interested in serving on the AICPA Council, please e-mail the following information to Lynne Fuentes, the Society's president-elect and chair of the Board's Selections Subcommittee, at by 5 p.m. (EDT), July 30, 2021:

· A résumé that meets the above eligibility requirements; and

· An answer to the question: What is it that I would bring to council?

You can find the NYSSCPA Board's standing rules that govern the AICPA Council nomination process here.

If you have questions or need additional information, please contact General Counsel Timothy Twofoot Boulette at or Lynne Fuentes at

Click here to see more of the latest news from the NYSSCPA.