The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) is one of the largest state accounting organizations in the nation with more than 28,000 members. It was incorporated in 1897 for the following purposes:
- To cultivate, promote, and disseminate knowledge and information concerning certified public accountants.
- To establish and maintain high standards of integrity, honor, and character among certified public accountants.
- To furnish information regarding accountancy and the practice and methods thereof to its members and the general public.
- To protect the interests of its members and the general public with respect to the practice of accountancy.
The Society fulfills its mission through its 15 chapters, more than 60 technical and administrative committees, and a 39-member Board of Directors. The administrative operations are under the direction of the Executive Director, assisted by a professional staff of approximately 65.