About Us

Houston CPA Society
Prepares Professionals, Serves Community

The Houston CPA Society, a Society of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, was organized in 1928 for the purpose of networking and social interaction.  In the 1940s the Society began offering continuing education for its members.  Since then the organization has become a permanent source of continuing education as well as a professional network for CPAs, not only in Houston, but throughout Texas.  Over 43,000 hours of committee-sponsored continuing education was provided to Society members this past year.

The Houston CPA Society’s reputation for action, integrity and competence is the result of the strong leadership of its volunteers.  With a membership base of 8,000 CPAs from a 13-county* area, the Society is the largest CPA Society in Texas and larger than 42 state CPA societies.

With specific committees plus an active Student Auxiliary, the Society abounds with volunteer activity.  There is a committee to meet the needs and interests of every CPA.

Community service is an activity prioritized by the leadership and members.  Through the Society’s endowment and its CPAs Helping Schools program, many schools in Houston and the surrounding counties have benefited from cash grants, mentorship, clothing drives and field trips. 

The scholarships, funded by proceeds from the Scholarship Extravaganza, are granted to students who intend to become certified public accountants in Texas, have demonstrated financial need, superior ethics, citizenship, and high scholastic achievement on campus based on the judgment of accounting faculty at each participating university. 

As a service to the community, the Society maintains a no-cost Referral Service for anyone looking for a CPA.  This service is advertised in the Southwestern Bell Yellow Pages and can be accessed through our website or by calling the Society office (713.622.7733).  Referrals are made based on the client’s needs and the ability of a firm to meet those needs.  A Speaker's Bureau is also available to community organizations, clubs and businesses.

* Austin, Brazoria, Colorado, Fayette, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Montgomery, Polk, San Jacinto, Trinity, Walker, Waller