The AICPA offers nine different scholarships to students and educators.
A list of various organizations offering accounting scholarships.
Every year, COCPA’s Accounting Careers Committee sponsors Student Interview Day. Student members can interview with firms and companies from across the state who are looking for employees.
You must be a COCPA Student Member to participate.
The Colorado Society of CPAs invites students and professionals to a non official setting at our Student Night Reception. The COCPA would like to give students and professionals in designated chapter areas the opportunity to network and share questions and views of what the profession is and will become.
For Students: This is your chance to connect with professionals in your area and talk one on one about what is on your mind as you take the road to becoming a CPA. There are no interviews, no expectations. Just an opportunity for you to chat with seasoned professionals and get their expertise that you might not know. Also, we give you lead questions to ask CPAs and if you get 5 questions answered, you have a chance at a $50.00 gift card. You must be a COCPA Student Member to participate.
For Professionals: This is a great opportunity to see the CPAs of the future and talk to them about their concerns and how they would like to enter the CPA profession. Also, to share your experiences from how you decided to become a CPA to where you are now. This is a significant chance to meet with up and coming CPAs who are going to create the CPAs of the future.
Please note that while there is a $10 registration fee, you will get your $10 back when you check in!
Due to the evolving nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions on in-person gatherings, 2020 student night programs are on hold until they can be held safely with the proper precautions in place. Contact us for more information.
Four-Year Colleges and Universities
Adams State College
Colorado Christian University
Colorado State University – Fort Collins
Colorado State University – Pueblo
Colorado Mesa University
Colorado State University – Global Campus
Colorado Mountain College
Fort Lewis College
Metropolitan State University of Denver
University of Colorado – Boulder
University of Colorado – Colorado Springs
University of Colorado – Denver
University of Denver
University of Northern Colorado
Western Colorado University
Aims Community College
Arapahoe Community College
Colorado Community Colleges Online
Colorado Northwestern Community College
Community College of Aurora
Community College of Denver
Front Range Community College
Lamar Community College
Morgan Community College
Northeastern Junior College
Otero Junior College
Pikes Peak Community College
Pueblo Community College
Red Rocks Community College
Trinidad State Junior College
For both college students and post-grad CPA candidates, there are a number of steps you must take to become a licensed CPA. The Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies’ (DORA) Board of Accountancy has requirements and regulations.
The Guide to Becoming a CPA is your one stop solution to guide you through the CPA exam process and then getting your CPA license.
The COCPA Career Center offers a job search tool available to students, post-grads, and CPAs alike.
Think of a hot growth area in the economy and you will find a need for Assurance Services. Electronic commerce, risk management, and elder care are just a few areas where CPAs use their analytical and information processing skills to ensure and improve the quality of information for decision-makers.
CPAs are engaged by individuals, businesses, financial institutions, non-profit organizations, and government agencies to provide objective advice and technical assistance on a variety of business and financial situations.
As businesses take a greater interest in the environment, CPAs are now involved in everything from performing environmental compliance audits, to handling claims and disputes, to setting up preventative systems to ensure compliance and to avoid future claims and disputes.
Forensic accountants look beyond the surface of accounting records to determine if fraud has been committed and search for evidence of criminal conduct. Forensic accountants also often assist legal professionals in the litigation process.
All levels of government—local, state, and national—have CPAs at the helm. Many work in the U.S. General Accounting Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Colorado State Auditor’s Office, and in many local governments.
The growth in information technology has created numerous job opportunities for accounting professionals with strong computer skills who can design and implement advanced systems to meet an organization’s specialized needs.
As business has become more global, cross-border transactions have become more commonplace. This has created a need for accountants possessing a knowledge and understanding of international trade rules, government regulations, and tax laws.
Also called industrial, corporate, or private accountants, these individuals record and analyze the financial information of the companies for which they work. Other responsibilities include budgeting, performance evaluation, cost management, asset management, and strategic planning. Many CPAs run both large and small companies.
CPAs are asked to direct all the financial operations of the non-profit. Non-profits either hire or contract with CPAs to handle all the accounting-related issues and audits.
Public accountants perform a broad range of accounting, auditing, tax, and consulting activities for their clients, who may be small and large companies, governments, nonprofit organizations, and a wide variety of other entities and individuals.
CPAs offer financial planning assistance to individuals, companies, and organizations. They may identify financial objectives and counsel on the risk, liquidity and management, and tax characteristics of investments. As tax and financial planning specialists, CPAs are involved in everything from preparing tax returns, to helping restructure a multinational corporation’s investment portfolio to minimize its tax liability.
Determining the fair value of personal or public property, a business, or net assets is very complex. CPAs who provide valuation services deal with these issues in order to provide independent and accurate conclusions. This information can be used for mergers and acquisitions, real estate, divorce settlements, and a plethora of other transactions.