The South Dakota CPA Society is a nonprofit, statewide professional organization for CPAs. Founded in 1917, the Society represents over 875 CPAs. The Society works to develop and maintain high professional standards in order to serve the public interest, and provides legislative, networking, information sharing, and referral services to its members. The Society serves the needs of its members through many avenues: sponsoring quality CPE courses monitoring legislation and representing the profession in state, federal and regulatory issues raising the profile of CPAs through public relations activities recruiting qualified individuals into the profession through scholarships and communication efforts offering community service opportunities providing for the administration of the AICPA Peer Review program through another Society providing leadership roles offering access to various insurance plans and member benefit programs providing services to CPAs in public accounting, industry, government and education