The Wisconsin Institute of Certified Public Accountants (WICPA) is an active professional organization of CPAs working together to enhance the profession and better serve the public. Since its founding in 1905, the WICPA has grown from 10 to approximately 8,000 members.
A variety of issues brought the founding members together to form the Wisconsin Association of Public Accountants (WAPA). The purpose of the organization was to promote and regulate the study of accountancy. The founding fathers agreed that the organization would:
- Hold lectures or classes of instruction on accountancy subjects.
- Cultivate a spirit of professional cooperation among its members.
- Establish a high standard of efficiency.
- Secure a better recognition of the practice of accountancy in general.