A Message from the President, November 2015
We are achieving success together!
As President of NSA, I am continually building on the successes of the past, tackling the challenges of today, and inspiring progress for the future. This is an exciting time for NSA and our profession. With ongoing changes and regulations in tax and accounting standards, we are diligently fighting for your right to practice. We continue to offer quality CE and resources to help grow and maintain small firms as well as our membership. NSA is here for you, we support our members.
We are representing you! On Wednesday, November 18th, NSA officers and EVP Ams will be meeting with IRS Commissioner Koskinen. We look forward to this opportunity to bring forward the thoughts, ideas, and concerns from our members and to better understand how the IRS is assisting our profession. We will also have the chance to get direct feedback from the IRS Commissioner on NSA’s very own Tax Practitioner Bill of Rights! You can make a difference by signing our petition!
We also have been very busy with various programs and initiatives this fall; here are a few of the highlights:
- IRS Tax Forums: spending my summer in front of practitioners across the country as a speaker and representative for NSA was a great experience! The forums were very successful for membership recruitment and retention, as well as promoting our Tax Practitioner Bill of Rights. It was a great opportunity to meet new and potential members as well as visiting with our current members.
- Leadership Networking Conference & Legislative Strategy Conference: we had over 50 people in attendance at this year’s leadership training in Minneapolis. I found it to be one of the best conferences we have had in years! One of the greatest benefits NSA offers our ASOs and leaders is this conference and training.
- NASBA Annual Meeting: EVP John Ams and I had the privilege of attending the NASBA meeting in Dana Point, CA. We were very well received by the leadership and everyone was open to input and ideas from NSA. There is an overwhelming amount of regulation and oversight heading down the pike! Our Regulation and Oversight Committee monitors this activity in every state, thankfully, and stays alert to the issues facing our members. NSA and our members need to continue to stay present and attentive at all the state board of accountancy meetings.
As you can see, it has been a very busy fall for NSA. I am excited and proud of all the work that has already been accomplished and am looking forward to everything the next year has in store. This is a challenging, yet essential time for NSA in keeping our place of influence. We will faithfully continue to represent and serve our members while remaining dedicated to our mission and vision.
Please feel free to contact me with your thoughts, concerns, and ideas. I would love to hear from you!
Thank you for the privilege of serving as your President!
Kathy Hettick, EA, ABA, ATP
NSA President, 2015-2016