The Florida Institute of CPAs held an annual in-person occasion Wednesday to satisfy one-on-one with lawmakers within the state capitol in Tallahassee.

The occasion, dubbed “Hike the Hill,” follows on the heels of a digital assembly final week (see story). At each occasions, FICPA advocated on behalf of the accounting career with lawmakers within the Sunshine State.

“Throughout Hike the Hill, our members met with quite a few policymakers who impression our career on daily basis,” FICPA chair Kristin Bivona mentioned in an announcement Thursday. “The FICPA is the voice of Florida CPAs in our state’s Capitol, and we had been honored to have the chance to speak with legislators about points related to the CPA career in Florida.”

This week’s assembly included a keynote tackle from Florida Division of Enterprise and Skilled Regulation Secretary Melanie Griffin, who mentioned a partnership with FICPA in to help and strengthen the CPA career.

Florida Institute of CPAs Hike the Hill occasion on the state capitol in Tallahassee

Courtesy of FICPA

Along with conferences with legislators on the Capitol, Hike the Hill included a legislative briefing luncheon, throughout which FICPA celebrated the members of its inaugural Management Academy graduating class.

“Successfully speaking with lawmakers, and the energy of our legislative relationships, are paramount to our success in Florida’s governmental course of,” FICPA director of governmental affairs Justin Thames mentioned in an announcement.

Hike the Hill was the second of the FICPA’s two CPA Advocacy Days this month, after final week’s Digital Advocacy Day, which included an interactive CPA lawmaker panel that includes Rep. Mike Caruso, Sen. Joe Gruters and Rep. Cyndi Stevenson; a dialogue of the CPA career from Home Majority Chief Mike Grant, Sen. Travis Hutson, Florida CFO Jimmy Patronis, Home Methods and Means Committee chair Bobby Payne, and Senate Finance and Tax Committee chair Ana Maria Rodriguez; and a Florida financial replace from Dr. Jerry Parrish.

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