Become a Board Member
No successful member organization can exist without vision, leadership and purpose. Members of the NATP Board of Directors help set the standard for excellence and integrity in the tax industry. Our board members build relationships, identify challenges and develop solutions. Sure, it sounds like a tall order, but it doesn’t come without reward.
NATP Board of Directors Candidate Requirements
A board member serves a three year term which begins on Jan. 1, immediately following their election. Terms are limited to three (3) consecutive candidacies, or to nine (9) years within any fourteen year period.
Per NATP bylaws, the NATP Board of Directors shall meet no less than three times per year. Specific criteria, as approved by the Board at the November 2023 meeting, for being nominated for and serving on the board include:
- Individuals must be at least 25 years of age and work full-time or part-time in the tax preparation industry.
- Individuals must be a voting member in good standing and have been a member of NATP for a minimum of three (3) of the last five (5) years, one of which is the year preceding their nomination.
- Individuals must have completed at least 8 hours of education provided by NATP either at the national or state level per year for each of the past two (2) years.
- Individuals must have attended at least one (1) in-person, educational event provided by NATP national within the last two (2) years.
- Members who are currently serving, or have served in the past two years, on the National Board of any other group or organization that deals directly or indirectly with the field of taxation or accounting and whose membership is composed primarily of tax professionals and may provide continuing education, are not eligible for nomination as a NATP Director.
Candidate attributes should include:
- Possesses leadership capabilities and an energetic and engaging spirit for NATP initiatives
- Ability to think strategically and innovatively
- Demonstrate the ability to understand and maintain a national perspective on professional issues and NATP matters
- Exemplifies personal integrity, is personally and professionally credible, and reflects NATP’s Values, Code of Ethics, and Standards of Professional Conduct in their actions
- Has demonstrated positive attitude, performance and public encouragement for NATP initiatives
- Demonstrates the ability to differentiate between a strategic/oversight board versus a working board
There is a time commitment associated with serving as a board member. Board member responsibilities can account for up to 250 hours annually, which include but are not limited to traveling and attending board meetings, attendance at Taxposium, and optional attendance at a Tax Forum and 1-2 chapter events. As a member of the Board of Directors, your commitment to NATP is essential. The combined efforts of the current and former board members have shaped NATP into what it is today and what it will grow into in the future. You are rewarded for your time investment by knowing that NATP is a stronger organization as a result of your hard work and dedication.
Please contact the NATP National office with questions and to take the next steps to become a member of the NATP Board at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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