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  • 1. You and The CPA Sara Lockhart, OSCPA Membership Manager
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  • 3. Top 5 Reasons to Be A CPA
    • Prestige and Respect
    • Job Satisfaction and Variety
    • Career Security
    • Personal Growth
    • Money, Money, Money and benefits too!
  • 4. Prestige and Respect
    • Respected and
    • Admired
    • Degree of Expertise
    • above “Accountant”
    • Trusted voice
  • 5. Job Satisfaction and Diversity
    • Options
      • Assurance and Attestation Services
      • Corporate Finance Corporate Governance
      • Estate Planning
      • Financial Accounting
      • Financial Analysis
      • Financial Planning
      • Forensic Accounting Income Tax
      • Information Technology
      • Management Consulting
      • Performance Management
      • Tax Preparation & Planning
      • Venture Capital
    • Demand
    • Opportunities
  • 6. Career Security
    • Write your own ticket
    • Demand
      • SOX
      • IFRS
      • SEC Regulations
      • White Collar Crime
  • 7. Personal Growth
    • Continuing Education
    • Ethics
    • Soft Skills
      • Communication
      • Work Ethic
      • Creativity
  • 8. MONEY!!!!!
    • CPA Earns 10% more
    • Experienced CPA can earn an average of $80-$110K Annually. (Robert Half)
  • 9. What do CPAs earn compared to their non-CPA counterparts?
  • 10. Do you have what it takes?
    • Professional
    • Ethical
    • Competent
    • Accomplished
    • Determined
    • Honest
    • Committed
  • 11. How do I become a CPA?
    • Education
    • CPA Exam
    • Work Experience
  • 12. The CPA Exam
    • Audit & Attestation
    • Financial Accounting & Reporting
    • Regulation
    • Business Environment & Concepts
  • 13. What is the OSCPA?
    • Founded in 1918, it’s the only state-wide association for certified public accountants
    • More than 6,500 members in public practice, industry, education, tax, government, not-for-profit
    • Support throughout your career
      • Student
      • Associate
      • Provisional
      • Fellow
      • Lifetime Member
    OSCPA Membership
  • 14. How can OSCPA help me?
    • Information
    • Networking and Leadership
    • Scholarships
    • Internships
    • Discounts
  • 15. Membership Criteria
    • Full or part time student
    • Accredited university or college
    • Interest in accounting
    • $25 membership dues
    • Apply online at www.oscpa.com
  • 16. OSCPA Resources
    • OSCPA Wire, member e-newsletter
    • The Express, student e-newsletter
    • CPA Focus, member magazine
    • Web Site, www.oscpa.com
  • 17. OSCPA Student Web Site
    • Resume Counseling
    • Apply for Scholarships
    • Apply for the Internship Database
    • Professional Advice (Ask a CPA)
    • Career Prep (Resume, Cover Letter, Interview Insight)
    • Extensive CPA Exam Info
    • Finance Finder
    • Career Fair Information
  • 18. Social Networking Facebook: www.facebook.com/OklahomaCPAs LinkedIn: Members Only Group YouTube: www.youtube.com/OklahomaCPAs Twitter: www.twitter.com/Oklahoma CPAS Flickr: www.Flickr.com/OklahomaCPAs
  • 19. Networking Opportunities
    • Chapter Meetings and Events
    • Career Development Seminars
    • Annual Members Meeting
  • 20. Leadership Opportunities
    • Campus Liaison
    • Editorial Advisor
    • ACE Presenter
  • 21. Scholarships
    • The OSCPA Educational Foundation awards scholarships to 90 percent of applicants each year.
    • Applications due April 1. Apply online beginning in January.
  • 22. Discounts
    • Beale Professional Services - Health Insurance
    • eCampus - discounts on textbooks, DVDs and more
    • FedEx Kinkos
    • Frontier City
    • Liberty Mutual – Auto, Home and Renters Insurance
    • Office Depot
    • Sea World
    • Six Flags over Texas
    • White Water Bay
    • Professional Ethics: The AICPA’s Comprehensive Course (for Associate Members!)
  • 23. CPA Exam Review Discounts
    • Becker CPA Review ($300 off)
    • ExamMatrix-MicroMash® CPA & CIA Review ($200 off)
    • Kaplan Schweser (30% off)
    • MyExamScore (20% off)
    • Roger CPA Review ($400 off retail)
  • 24. Valuable careers begin here.
    • Questions?
    • Contact your Campus Liaison
    • Contact OSCPA Membership Manager Sara Lockhart at (405)841-3800 or (800) 522-8261, ext. 3814 or slockhart@oscpa.com.
    • Visit www.oscpa.com for more information or to join online.

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