American Woman's Society of Certified Public Accountants - Tucson Affilaite


The Tucson Chapter is committed to bringing women in the accounting profession together in a stimulating environment filled with networking events and valuable continuing education opportunities. Our web site will be continuously updated.  Please check back often!

AWSCPA Mission:
The American Woman’s Society of Certified Public Accountants (AWSCPA) is a national organization dedicated to serving all women CPAs. The AWSCPA provides a supportive environment and valuable resources for members to achieve their personal and professional goals through various opportunities including advocacy, networking, leadership training, education, and public awareness.




Rose Lapham, CPA

PJ Matusiak, CPA  

Laura Foley

Director of Techcast
Sumi Rowe

Membership Committee:  
Chris Elzy
Lynda Nigh
Scholarship Committee:  
Chris Elzy
Svetlana Pitman
Programming and Hospitality Committee: Newsletter Committee:
Jessica Johnson

Kaylan Brushwood

Jeannette Brauchli
Lyudmila Eisenman

Annie McGeorge


Please join us for our October lunch/CPE!

Our presenter, Professor Mona L. Hymel, CPA, JD, has been teaching at the University of Arizona, James E. Rodgers College of Law since 1995. She teaches tax policy, federal income tax, estates, accounting for lawyers, and LLC, LLP and partnership taxation.

Professor Hymel will speak at our Thursday, October 18th lunch. Her topic, "Presidential Candidate Tax Platforms" is always interesting and informative. She spoke to our group before the 2008 election and was very well received.

It would be wonderful to see you there,

Rose Lapham, CPA
President, Tucson Affiliate of the American Women's Society of CPA's

Date & Time:   Thursday, October 18, 2012 11:30 - 1:30
  (Please allow time for check-in, lunch served at 12PM)
Cost:   $30.00 members/$35.00 non-members/$10.00 students
CPE:  Counts as one (1) hour of CPE
Place: Place: Acacia, 3001 Skyline Drive, # 133

Reservations: Contact Jessica Johnson at


In an effort to give back to the community, the AWSCPA Tucson affiliate has started a tradition of collecting donations for select charities and other charitable endeavors each year. We also have our own scholarship fund through which we have given scholarships to deserving college students - we awarded four $750 scholarships this year and last year and three $750 scholarships the year before. We have also collected clothing for the YWCA Your Sister's Closet. This year we have plans to help the community as follows:

YWCA YOUR SISTER'S CLOSET: This worthy organization provides unemployed women with clothing that is appropriate for job interviews and to begin employment. They need professional clothing that is stylish, clean and preferably ON HANGERS. Clean out a closet and bring your gently used items to our next luncheon. You'll receive a receipt for your contribution, and we'll take care of delivering them to the YWCA. Find out more about this organization by visiting their website at

SCHOLARSHIPS: The Tucson AWSCPA has a scholarship program for female accounting students who have taken a non-traditional path to their education. We awarded four scholarships of $750 each this year.

There are several ways you can help fund these scholarships:

$$$ Give and receive... participate in the 50/50 raffle at each meeting - one ticket for $1 or six tickets for $5. The proceeds are split - half to the winner and half to benefit the scholarship fund. OR you can purchase tickets for the next raffle by sending your check (made out to AWSCPA) to: Laura Foley, AWSCPA Treasurer (fbo scholarship), P.O. Box 41361, Tucson, Arizona 85717-1361. Please indicate "Raffle tickets" and the number of tickets on the memo line.

In addition, you can help this cause through a tax-deductible contribution directly to our scholarship fund at The University of Arizona Foundation. Please contact a board member for information on how to contribute directly to the fund.

Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.


Accountant - CPA
Employee Type : Full-Time
Industry : Accounting - Finance
Manages Others : Not Specified
Job Type : Accounting
Education: 4 Year Degree
Experience : At least 2 year(s)
Post Date : 9/21/2012

Contact Information
Contact: Scott Sebree
Fax: 520.325.0863

Peto & Company CPA’s, PLLC

Established CPA firm has openings for tax personnel with solid public accounting experience. Our firm offers interesting work, great benefits and opportunity for advancement. For the right candidates, we can customize your position to meet our joint needs. You should have experience in tax compliance and consulting including tax research, preparation of tax returns and planning.

The following skills, knowledge and experience are necessary for the positions:

  • Bachelor's or masters degree. A master's in taxation is preferred.
  • CPA license.
  • Progressive federal tax consulting and/or compliance experience in public accounting or a combination of corporate and public accounting experience
  • Outstanding experience in client service and ability to work with an integrated client service team.
  • Experience in partnership, corporate, trust and/or individual returns.
  • Multistate and foreign reporting experience is helpful.
  • Superior analytical, technical, and tax accounting skills.
  • Proficiency with technology including knowledge of tax and accounting software. Experience with paperless systems.
  • Knowledge of US GAAP and strong accounting skills.

Part-Time Auditor
Tucson Electric Power’s Audit Department is seeking part-time auditors to assist with SOX and operational audit testing. The part-time positions require a minimum of two years of audit experience. The work schedules are designed to be flexible as well as the number of hours worked per week/month.

The hourly pay is commensurate with experience.

To apply, please email your resume to Ashley Fitzharris at


If you would like to become a member of this dynamic chapter, visit the national website for an application!