Published September 6, 2018
Durham, NC. (September 6, 2018) – Alexandra L. Miller, CPA, is set to lead Beta Alpha Psi as the new 2018-2019 President of the organization’s Board of Directors. Miller’s theme of the year – Inspiring Future Leaders to Leave a Legacy of Excellence ¬ stems from her desire to help pave the way for future leaders.
“Why do we plant a tree? We plant a tree so that others will have shade,” Miller said. “I want to inspire future leaders to think not just about how they’re going to succeed in their careers, but about the legacy they’re leaving for others who follow them. What seeds can they plant now that will develop in the future into shade for someone they don’t even know?”
Miller’s leadership experience includes serving as the national president of the American Woman’s Society of CPAs (AWSCPA) in 2003-2004. She served as a member of the AICPA Women’s Initiative Executive Committee and was the Beta Alpha Psi Professional Partners Chair from 2014-2016. A commitment to public service along with a strong work ethic were instilled into her at a young age by her father, also a CPA.
With her own accounting firm of over 20 years in Tucson, Alexandra L. Miller, CPA, PC focuses on income tax for individuals, estates, trusts, small businesses. Her firm also emphasizes accounting and bookkeeping for small businesses and nonprofit organizations, including business start-up and clean-up projects, bookkeeping training for clients, and assisting nonprofits in preparing their books for auditors. She feels clients should be empowered through understanding their own finances and have the ability to do their own bookkeeping if they so choose.
In addition to Beta Alpha Psi, Miller is a member of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), the Arizona Society of CPAs (ASCPA), the Accounting and Financial Women’s Alliance (AFWA), the Institute of Management Accountants (IMA), the National Association of Women in Construction (NAWIC), and the Educational Foundation for Women in Accounting (EFWA). In her home state of Arizona, she is a member of the Southern Arizona Estate Planning Council and serves on the professional advisory committees of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona and the University of Arizona Foundation. Miller graduated from the University of Arizona with degrees in accounting and management,
“I am thrilled to be part of helping Beta Alpha Psi celebrate its 100th anniversary,” Miller said. “The profession has changed so much over the past century, and yet our core values remain the same. As a small firm practitioner and entrepreneur, I hope to show students, faculty and business professionals a different focus for career possibilities. The opportunities in the future are limitless. We just need to take that leap, be fearless, and meet the challenges head on.”
About Beta Alpha Psi
Founded in 1919, Beta Alpha Psi is an honor organization for financial information students and professionals. The primary objective of Beta Alpha Psi is to encourage and give recognition to scholastic and professional excellence in the business information field. This includes promoting the study and practice of accounting, finance and information systems; providing opportunities for self-development, service, and association among members and practicing professionals, and encouraging a sense of ethical, social and public responsibility.
Headquartered in Durham, NC, Beta Alpha Psi has over 300 chapters on college and university campuses in the United States, Australia and New Zealand with over 300,000 members initiated since Beta Alpha Psi's formation.
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