Proposed Changes to NJCPA Bylaws

The NJCPA will be asking members to vote on proposed changes to the NJCPA Bylaws. The vote will take place May 15 through June 9.

Highlights of the proposed changes:

  • Expansion of the Associate member category to include a broader category of non-CPA financial professionals [LEARN MORE]
  • Changes to the qualifications for Student membership
  • Removal of the Life and Honorary member categories
  • Minor modifications to the structures of some standing committees and appointed committees

Review all of the changes:



  • Who can vote?

  • How do I vote?

  • Why are you proposing to expand the Associate member category?

  • Who will qualify for membership under the expanded Associate category?

  • Shouldn’t membership in the New Jersey Society of CPAs only be open to CPAs?

  • Will Associate members have to adhere to a code of conduct?

  • How is an Associate member different than a Fellow member?

  • Won’t offering this expanded Associate category discourage accounting graduates from pursuing their CPA license?

  • Why are you removing the Life and Honorary member categories?

  • How many votes are needed to approve the proposed Bylaws changes?

  • Can I vote “yes” for certain proposed changes and “no” for others?

  • If the proposed changes are approved, when will the new Bylaws go into effect?

  • What if I have additional questions about the proposed Bylaws changes?