LEAP (Leaders Emerging in the Accounting Profession)Austin CPAs LEAP (Leaders Emerging in the Accounting Profession) is a group of emerging CPAs, CPA candidates, accounting students and other up and coming professionals focused on career development, growth, leadership, networking and making a contribution to the Austin CPA Chapter/TSCPA, the profession and the community. Our members participate in a mix of social and business/professional development activities, which include networking events, group outings, business seminars, speaker engagements, business roundtables, volunteer opportunities and social functions.

The LEAP group has been busy! On February 8, they met at Fado for Trivia Night and had a lot of fun with their small group.

On March 3, several members volunteered with the City of Austin It’s My Park Day, which is a city-wide event to help clean and maintain all the parks around Austin. Our group mulched two giant live oak trees in Zilker Park and then were treated to brunch by Xero.

XERO: We started Xero to change the game for small business. Our beautiful cloud-based accounting software connects people with the right numbers anytime, anywhere, on any device. For accountants and bookkeepers, Xero helps build a trusted relationship with small business clients through online collaboration. We’re proud to be helping over 1 million subscribers worldwide transform the way they do business. Founded in 2006 in New Zealand, Xero is one of the fastest growing software as a service companies globally. We lead the New Zealand, Australian, and United Kingdom cloud accounting markets, employing a world-class team of more than 1,800 people in 20 offices across the planet.

Check out the pictures below to see how much fun LEAP has at its events! Be on the lookout for the LEAP post-tax season happy hour – information coming soon!