The ASCPA is essential to all CPAs in Arizona.
The Arizona Society of Certified Public Accountants (ASCPA) is the professional home for CPAs for every stage of their careers. Founded in 1933, the ASCPA is the largest professional organization operating specifically for CPAs in Arizona, with more than 5,700 members. Members work in a variety of industries including corporate finance, public practice, government, nonprofit and education.
We fulfill our mission through:
We are the best place for life-long learning. We provide useful information and high-quality education that enables members to improve their competence, effectiveness, image and professionalism.
We represent the interests of members. We act as an advocate to build relationships and promote the interests of CPAs with governments, regulatory agencies, and other organizations.
We increase the value of the CPA. We put members in a position to enhance their image and compete in the global marketplace. We foster a better understanding of and appreciation for CPA services. We promote the CPA profession as an attractive career choice.
Accounting Kachina Logo
For years, people have asked about the significance of the ASCPA logo.
This logo is called the Accounting Kachina. Native American Kachina dolls and Kachina dance costumes have been used for centuries by the Hopi tribe of Arizona and the Pueblo tribe of New Mexico as the symbol of the gods that thwart evil spirits of one kind or another.
This Accounting Kachina was specially designed for the Arizona Society of CPAs. This Kachina helps keep harm from coming to accountants and has the various tools to get the job done. The original design was developed in 1976.
The head of the Kachina contains a fountain pen tip, which expresses the setting forth of numbers. In his left hand is a quill pen, which symbolizes the setting forth of ideas. The right hand contains a tally rope, which symbolizes counting. The designs on the Kachina's clothing represent various crops and industries of the state.