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Marie Grasmeier, CPA, CMA, CGMA, TEP, principal of Grasmeier Business Consulting, is a member
in good standing of the following professional organizations:

American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA®)

The AICPA is the world’s largest member association representing the accounting profession. Its 400,000 plus members from 130 countries and territories represent many areas of practice, including business and industry, public practice, government, education, and consulting.

Founded in 1887, the AICPA represents the CPA profession nationally regarding rule-making and standard-setting, and serves as an advocate before legislative bodies, public interest groups, and other professional organizations. The AICPA develops standards for audits of private companies and other services by CPAs; provides educational guidance materials to its members; develops and grades the Uniform CPA Examination, and monitors and enforces compliance with the profession’s technical and ethical standards.

Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA)

The FICPA is the premier professional organization representing Florida’s Certified Public Accountants. The organization’s mission is to enhance its members’ competency and professionalism; support professional standards; promote the value of its members; and advocate on behalf of the accounting profession.

Institute of Management Accountants (IMA®)

The IMA is the worldwide association of accountants and financial professionals in business. Founded in 1919, it is one of the largest and most respected associations focused exclusively on advancing the management accounting profession. The organization is committed to empowering its 125,000+ members—and those throughout the rest of the profession—to strengthen on-the-job skills, better manage companies, and accelerate careers. It is the only organization to offer the Certified Management Accountant credentialing designation.

Association of International Certified Public Accountants®

Combining the strengths of the AICPA and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA), the Association of International Certified Public Accountants (the Association) represents 650,000 members, advancing the reputation, employability, and quality of CPAs, CGMA designation holders, and accounting and finance professionals globally.

The Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation distinguishes professionals who have advanced proficiency in finance, operations, strategy and management. More than 150,000 accounting and finance professionals hold the CGMA designation, making it the most widely held management accounting designation in the world.

STEP International

The Society of Trust and Estates Practitioners (STEP) is a global professional body, comprising lawyers, accountants, financial advisors, and other practitioners that help families plan for their futures. All members are subject to an extensive Code of Professional Conduct, requiring them at all times to act with integrity and in a manner that inspires the confidence, respect, and trust of their clients and of the wider community. Members are also required to keep up to date with the latest legal, technical, and regulatory developments. You can recognize a Full Member of STEP by the letters “TEP” (Trusts and Estates Practitioner) after their name.