The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) announces that effective July 1, 2012, Scott G. Price, CPA, PFS, CFF, CFE, of Odessa, Florida, will serve as the 2012-2013 FICPA Chair.
"The FICPA is proud to welcome Scott as Chair", said Deborah Curry, president of the FICPA. "Scott brings a wealth of experience in accounting, financial management, and regulatory policy matters. His knowledge and experience will be a valuable asset and significantly aid the board's deliberations and strategic planning."
Price is the managing director of A-lign CPAs, a national provider of regulatory and compliance services. Price, who joined the FICPA in 1998, is serving his eighth term on the Board of Governors and his sixth term on the Executive Committee. He has held chair and vice chair positions on several committees and has served on a number of sections and task forces. Nationally, Price is an elected member of the AICPA Council, representing Florida for a three-year term.
He was a member of the inaugural class of the Tampa Bay Business Journal's Top 30 business leaders under age 30; the Tampa Bay Business Journal's Top 40 business leaders under age 40; and CPA Technology Advisor's 40 under 40 influential CPAs in information technology. He has performed more than 850 SAS 70/SSAE 16 audits and is widely recognized as the most experienced SAS 70/SSAE 16 auditor in the world.
"I am deeply honored to be appointed chair of the FICPA, and I look forward to working with the exceptionally talented individuals on both the board and management team, Price said. "As a team, we will continue to work to fulfill the FICPA's missions to continue to strengthen the CPA profession."
Price began his career with the Tampa office of Arthur Andersen LLP, where he quickly became a firm-wide resource regarding SAS 70 audits. His SAS 70 clients at Arthur Andersen included telecommunications, financial-services, and data-center companies.
In May 2002, Price left Arthur Andersen to form SAS 70 Solutions, Inc., the first CPA firm to focus solely on performing SAS 70 audits. He served as president of the firm from 2002 to 2009. In 2009, Price joined A-lign CPAs to broaden his services by providing cost-effective compliance solutions to companies across the globe.
"The FICPA provides numerous opportunities for Florida CPAs to become involved, and there are virtually no barriers. Committees exist with objectives to fulfill every CPA's passion, whether it's professional, academic, or community outreach", Price said.
Price has served several terms on the Hillsborough County and West Central Florida Board for Junior Achievement. Price attended Florida State University where he received a bachelor's degree in accounting and a master's degree in taxation.
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Source: FICPA June 28, 2012, News Release