Young Professionals

LEAP (Leaders Emerging in the Accounting Profession) is for ISCPA members 40 and under. Founded in 2013, LEAP provides education, networking and development programs for the next generation of leaders in the profession. These Iowa CPAs will sustain the profession’s reputation and value, and keep Iowa’s businesses and communities strong.

Have questions about LEAP? Contact Katie Shields at or 515-223-8161.

Upcoming events for young professionals

Save the Date! 2020 Emerging Leaders Conference

July 30-31 | The River Center, Des Moines

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Leadership Book Club

Join your fellow CPAs and accounting professionals for a fun book club covering the latest on all things leadership. All ISCPA members are welcome to participate. Each book will be chosen by the ISCPA LEAP Committee and will be listed on this page. Members will have approx. 6-8 weeks to complete each book and the group will meet to discuss the book once complete (in person or remote attendance is available for these meetings).

Interested in participating? Contact Katie Shields ( to be added to the list of current Leadership Book Club members. 

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