Member Benefits

The Wisconsin Association of Accountants serves independent accountants in private practice, providing a forum for business and social intermingling.  The membership, which includes accountants from Wisconsin, Illinois, and Michigan is dedicated to the highest standards of professional excellence. Among its strengths is WAA's affiliation with the Washington based National Society of Accountants (NSA), an organization some 13,000 strong, with a great deal of legislative influence.

Member Only Links

Office Depot Discount Program
PPC/RIA Discount
Get Net Set Custom Website
Legal Shield/ID Shield

Accountants Professional Liability Insurance from the WAA

Are you protected by a solid professional liability policy? What would you do if you were subpoenaed as a result of a client being involved in a lawsuit? (tip: don’t just turn over documents without talking to an attorney.) Don't leave your business and potentially your personal finances at risk to legal fees or damages from a lawsuit. The Accountants Professional Liability Plan, available through the WAA, addresses the exposures members most frequently face. See our brochure for more details. It's easy to apply. Just print the application, complete and submit to:

Forrest T. Jones & Company
Fax: 816-968-0600
Or mail:
3130 Broadway
Kansas City, MO 64111
Attn: Ladonna Filler
Or email: lfiller@ftj.com Email or call Ladonna Filler at 800-821-7303, ext 1157 if any supplemental applications apply to you.

Seminars and Educational Forums

The WAA conducts an annual two day tax seminar and convention.  It covers the latest in federal and state tax information, new legislation, rules, regulations and related subjects of vital interest to accountants. In addition to the major convention activity, each year the WAA sponsors a number of educational seminars, including the "Gear-Up P/C" tax seminars.  Experts from various fields are utilized to host these seminars, which fulfill continuing education requirements and keep accountants abreast of current techniques and philosophies in the field.

Accreditation

To ensure that our members are up-to-date on all the latest tax changes, we require that you earn 25 hours of CPE credits annually, no less than 5 hours of which is in accounting, starting with the first year of membership.

WAA Tax Talk

We have a tax talk internet forum where our members can discuss taxes and other issues with other accountants across the state.

Office Depot Discount

WAA Members can sign up for the discount program that Office Depot is offering our members. Never again will you have to pay full price for your office supplies.

Local Chapter Involvement

Within your local geographical area is a chapter of the WAA which provides regularly scheduled meetings.  These meetings combine educational programs with the all-important social contacts necessary to a well rounded professional. It is essential that, as a WAA member, you become involved in your local chapter functions.

Government Agency Liaison

The WAA is able to represent your interests before the federal, state and local government agencies.  Our representatives maintain continuous liaison with such agencies to support laws and regulations in the best interest of the accounting profession.  Solid contacts are maintained with the Internal Revenue Service, Wisconsin Department of Revenue, Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, and more.

Monitor Legislation

We have a registered lobbyist in Madison who monitors legislation that affects us.  This is the way we keep informed on any changes in laws which could affect our businesses.

Accountant's Protection Plan

Protects a member's practice, should he/she become temporarily or permanently disabled; Insures that, in case of death of a practitioner, the family receives a fair and equitable remuneration from disposal of the practice; Aids a retiring member or others who are interested in the selling, buying or merging of practices.