James (Jim) Kasim, husband and father to a young son, currently serves as a chief financial officer and treasurer in the real estate industry. Also a CPA, James Kasim is engaged in several professional organizations that include the California State Society of Certified Public Accountants, the Institute of Management Accountants, and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
Founded in 1887 and consisting of more than 400,000 members, the AICPA is the largest professional organization for certified public accountants in the world. The organization represents its members, who can be found in 143 countries, by setting standards and advocating for the profession, developing the uniform CPA exam, and even hosting events.
One event hosted by the AICPA is the Engage Conference. This annual event brings together six conferences into one large event and is next scheduled for June 12, 2017, at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas. The six different conferences focus on financial planning, estate planning, tax strategies, advanced accounting, accounting marketing, and a practitioner symposium. All six events include access to expert speakers, learning workshops, and networking opportunities.