There are dozens of accounting and financial membership organizations. Some of these include: AICPA IMA

There are dozens of accounting and financial membership organizations. Some of these include:
AICPA
IMA
IIA
FEI
ACFE
HFMA
IFAC
NSA
NATP
SCM
How would membership in one of these organizations benefit you? Think about what you want to do long-term. Do you want to be a general accountant? Are you interested in a specific industry, such as healthcare? Are you interested in forensic accounting? How about cost accounting? Auditing? Taxes? Management Accounting?
For Project 3, select one (1) of the above organizations and write a 1-2 page paper in which you: *** I choose HFMA (I work at a clinic which is like a hospital – I am a staff accountant but I only handle Accounts Payable for right now – but would like to show how this can organization I chose can benefit me)***
Identify
your long-term goals or the area of accounting/finance you find most
interesting.
Explain
how the organization you selected could help you achieve your long-term
goals or interests.
Describe
any activities and/or opportunities that the organization you selected
offers that could benefit you now.
Identify
activities and/or opportunities that the organization you selected offers
that could benefit you in the future.
Determine
if there is a student membership price to join the organization you
selected. Identify the costs involved and compare student membership rates
to regular membership rates.
Your assignment must follow these formatting requirements:
This
course requires use of Strayer Writing Standards (SWS). The format may be
different than other Strayer University courses. Please take a moment to
review the SWS documentation for details (more information and an example
is included in the Strayer Writing Standards left menu link).
Include
a cover page containing the title of the assignment, the students name,
the professors name, the course title, and the date. The cover page and
the reference page are not included in the required assignment page
length.
The specific course learning outcomes associated with this assignment are:
Describe
and evaluate the importance of the professional environment of financial
accounting, the functions of related organizations such as the SEC, the
AICPA, the FASB and its predecessors, and the creation of Financial
Accounting Standards, the conceptual framework, and other sources of GAAP.
Use
technology and information resources to research issues in intermediate
accounting.
Write
clearly and concisely about intermediate accounting using proper writing
mechanics.