Dallas, Texas, September 2013 – Howard, LLP, one of the largest local independent accounting firms based in Dallas, has a long tradition of donating its time and expertise to the Dallas Chapter of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants (TSCPA).
Tim Pike, one of Howard’s assurance leaders, is a TSCPA member and an instructor for the Dallas Chapter’s Leadership Development Academy. This academy is an eight-month program for which participants apply, and are generally sponsored by their respective firm or company. The primary focus of the Leadership Development Academy is to provide further industry perspective and develop skills for CPAs in leadership positions for firms or companies in Dallas. Tim recently spoke during a two-hour session that focused on effective communication and evaluation skills to these future leaders. Participants also learned how to construct and provide a five-minute presentation to their fellow leaders with only 10 minutes to prepare and organize their information.
As a member of the Leadership Development Academy Committee, you can find Tim teaching continuing education to fellow CPAs at conferences throughout Texas. He is also a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants and the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, and is the Chair of the Partners In Education Committee and Vice Chair of the Convergence Conference Committee in the Dallas CPA Society.