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2024 Important Dates to Remember

  • Council Day -  June 3rd - Thunderstik Lodge
  • Annual Meeting & Convention -  September 18th-19th - Pierre
  • Tax Institute - November 12th - 13th - Sioux Falls & Simulcast   

100 Year Milestone 

The South Dakota CPA Society began in 1917 with four CPAs in public accounting and has grown to over 900 members working in public accounting, business, industry, government and education. The Society celebrated its 100 year anniversary in 2017 reflecting on the past, present and future of the profession. To view our historical brochure from the event click here.

Promoting the Profession 

This committee has been active in the community serving on the following projects:

University Showcases hosted by the Society is an opportunity for college students to explore amazing companies and finance careers available in South Dakota by visiting with local CPAs. Students are also given information about scholarship opportunities; click here for more scholarship information.

Academy of Finance is an advanced high school program that allows students to learn how to record business transactions by using online, automated software and simulations. The program teaches students how to record business transactions, prepare financial statements, and learn business foundations for professional or personal use.  Society members meet annually with three different classrooms at the CTE Academy of Finance to talk with the high school accounting students about the profession, their experiences, and give expert advice for their future careers!

Tax Prep Assistance at McCrossan Boys Ranch.  The Society and its volunteer members perform annual community outreach and assist the residents at McCrossan Boys Ranch with filing their income taxes.  For many of the boys, they had worked their first jobs in the past year and are unfamiliar with the process of filing taxes.  Society members walked them through the process, answered all their questions, and gave them the necessary tools to prepare their own tax returns in the future.

Past Society Projects:

(1990-2020) ASK A CPA, was an annual call-in program sponsored by the Society that gave the public an opportunity to ask a certified public accountant (CPA) about business and personal tax matters, planning for year end, general business and accounting issues, referrals and other financial concerns.

(2013-2019) Movies Under The Stars was a Society sponsored event along with local firms Ketel Thorstenson LLP, Casey Peterson, LTD, DeSmet & Biggs LLP, and Donna Denker & Associates. The event took place in the Rapid City community for a night of games, giveaways, and a night of entertainment.

Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA)

The AICPA and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) have established a new global designation for management accounting, the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA). Learn more and find out if you qualify. Visit to discover all the benefits and resources.



Upcoming CPE Courses

Advanced Cybersecurity Awareness in Accounting - What You Need to Know (CYBA4)

Thursday, August 8, 2024 from 8:30 AM to 12:00PM

Yellow Book: Staying Compliant with Government Auditing Standards (YBRV)

Thursday, August 8, 2024 from 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Agriculture Tax & Accounting Conference (AGCONF)

Wednesday, August 14, 2024 from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Accounting for Changes in Accounting Principles and Error Corrections (PEC2)

Thursday, August 15, 2024 from 12:00PM to 2:00 PM

Critical Issues That CPAs in Industry Will Need to Face This Year (CII4)

Thursday, August 15, 2024 from 7:30 AM to 11:00AM

Construction Industry GAAP Review and Contract WIP Reporting & Analytics (CIGR4)

Tuesday, August 20, 2024 from 8:00 AM to 11:45AM

Auto and Energy-Related Tax Credits (AEC2)

Monday, August 26, 2024 from 7:30 AM to 9:20 AM

Update on the SECURE 2.0 Act (SEC2)

Monday, August 26, 2024 from 9:40 AM to 11:30AM

Real Estate Taxation: Critical Considerations (RET4)

Tuesday, August 27, 2024 from 7:30 AM to 11:00AM

Farm Taxation Update (In-Person) (FTU)

Wednesday, August 28, 2024 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM
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