American Accounting Association: This national organization offers accounting professionals the chance to meet with other professionals at regional and national events where they are encouraged to share information and expertise. They provide members with electronic subscriptions to three accounting publications and access to a career center that lists hundreds of available jobs per year.
National Society of Accountants (NSA): Joining the NSA gives accounting professionals access to assistance with tax questions, information about new tax codes and laws, and member discounts for CPE courses, webinars, and IRS tax forums. The NSA also posts informative articles related to the field of accounting.
AGN International: AGN International is a global organization comprised of independent accounting businesses with the goal of supporting accountants in providing services to their customers. AGN International connects members to one another across the globe and provides a means of referring clients to other accounting professionals who may provide a service they do not.
American Institute of CPAs (AICPA): AICPA is a national organization that advocates for the accounting profession and provides networking opportunities and professional guidance to its members. Members must be CPAs, which in most states requires a Bachelor of Science in accounting or 150 semester hours of study as well as passing the required exams.
Institute of Management Accountants (IMA): The IMA is an organization for students seeking careers as management accountants, so it is geared toward students who are pursuing a Bachelor of Science in accounting or other related degrees. The IMA helps students plan careers and connect with professionals working in the field worldwide.
Beta Alpha Psi: Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization for students and professionals in the financial information industry. They support the study of finance, accounting, information systems, and related fields.
National Association of Tax Professionals (NATP): NATP provides support and assistance for building expertise as tax professionals. Members have access to a member directory for networking with other professionals, events and educational opportunities, answers to questions, and products for tax offices.
National Society of Tax Professionals (NSTP): Benefits of joining the NSTP include ten issues of their newsletter, a client newsletter that professionals can send to their own clients under their office logo and information, and a tax research hotline.