The New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) named F. Michael Zovistoski, a partner at Chicago-based UHY LLP (FY14 net revenue of $204 million) as its 97th president on May 19 at the NYSSCPA’s Foundation for Accounting Education (FAE) Moynihan Fund Gala. His one-year term begins June 1.
An NYSSCPA member since 1987, Zovistoski has served on the society’s board of directors each year for the past six years — two of them as the society’s secretary/treasurer. He’s also served as finance committee chair and Northeast chapter president, as well as on multiple statewide and chapter committees.
Zovistoski takes the helm of the NYSSCPA – the nation’s first nonprofit accounting association – shortly after its members voted to approve a change to the organization’s bylaws that would allow certain non-CPAs to become associate members of the organization.
“The Society has welcomed non-CPAs into the membership for the past few years; however, these associate members had to be working under the supervision of a CPA,” says Zovistoski. “With this latest bylaws amendment, which was to align our membership categories with the types of professionals we see working in CPA firms more and more, that’s no longer a requirement. I would like to offer an invitation to all the bankers, lawyers, educators and alike … to consider joining our family and become an associate member in the NYSSCPA.”
Non-CPA professionals with a bachelor’s degree, working full time for the government, nonprofits, or in financial, legal or banking services, are eligible to join as associate members; however, these new members cannot hold leadership positions or vote in society elections.