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Hawaii Association of Public Accountants

Brian Iwata, CPA, HAPA State President

Welcome to the Hawaii Association of Public Accountants (HAPA) website.  We represent public accounting practitioners throughout the State of Hawaii, and HAPA is the only accounting and tax organization with Chapters on Oahu, Maui, Big Island and Kauai.  We are volunteer driven and rely upon members to help the accounting profession and fellow practitioners.

We provide accounting and tax seminars with substantive continuing professional education for CPAs, EAs, and those requiring IRS approved credits.  We also provide opportunities for members to network through various social, community and sporting events.  We are also actively involved in legislative activities to help protect the interests of the public and small to mid-sized CPA firms in Hawaii, while continuing to advocate for high licensing standards for CPAs practicing in Hawaii.

We welcome those who are interested in joining HAPA.  We provide special membership rates for Young Professionals and Students.  Should you have any questions about HAPA, please feel free to contact me or any officer listed.

Please take some time and explore all of the various functions HAPA has to offer.

 

ISLAND CHAPTERS

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In Honor of Robert "Bob" Fukuhara, Jr.

American Diabetes Association

Tour de Cure

HAPA MEMBERS YOU ARE AWESOME!

In the early morning of Sunday, November 06, 2016, 20 ½ participants (Logan Enriques rode in his stoller) showed their support of the American Diabetes Association by walking, running and riding in Tour de Cure.  Even before that we began fundraising as Team HAPA, in memory of Bob Fukuhara.   Together we raised more than $2000, the top club/organization team. 

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!!

 

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Hope to see more team members next year and beat this year’s total.  

Maui Chapter HAPA Christmas Party

Big Island Chapter HAPA Christmas Party

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HAPA Big Island Young Professionals Event

This year HAPA established a new type of membership: Young Professionals. On November 17, 2016, we hosted our first young professional event. We invited professionals aged 35 years or younger in order to recruit new HAPA members and to connect with other young professionals in the community. We had people from different industries other than accounting including: IT, law, non-profit and education. Participants had a great time getting to know each other better thru “people bingo” and thru speed networking.

 

ANNOUNCEMENTS

Hawaii Association of Public Accountants

61ST HAPA ANNUAL STATE CONVENTION

Hosted by the Hawaii Association of Public Accountants
Big Island Chapter

 

Hilo Naniloa Hotel

June 22 – 25, 2016

This year’s convention was hosted by the Big Island Chapter of HAPA.  It offered two days of informative seminars, and the opportunity to meet and unwind with other members of HAPA from throughout the state at various social and sports events.

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2016 HAPA State Convention Booklet

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Brian Iwata, CPA

Email:  HAPAPresident@aol.com

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