Created from a Commitment
The MSATP was established in 1959 when proposed legislation threatened to make the word “accountant” exclusive to those individuals who passed their CPA exam.
We felt this was unjust to those professionals practicing accounting who decided not to sit for the exam, so we created a society to ensure all accounting, tax, and other financial service individuals and organizations had proper representation.
Ultimately, we won the battle and the legislation was not passed, but we realized this was only the beginning of a journey.
To prove that our members are just as qualified and professional whether they hold the designation CPA, or not, the Society embarked on a mission to deliver high-quality education and resources to our members.
We scoured the country, enrolled national speakers, and started to build a best-in-class curriculum that was affordable for the small to mid-size businesses.
This allegiance to quality education and active advocacy still sits at the heart of the Society. We are committed to maintaining the professional integrity of our members and lobbying to create an environment where small to mid-size firms can thrive.