Member Benefits

What is APPFA?

The Association of Public Pension Fund Auditors started in 1991 after several audit professionals like yourself, got together to discuss audit concerns relative to their public employee retirement systems. They quickly realized that sharing ideas, audit programs and audit techniques unique to their environment would make them more productive, effective, and save them time and money.

The formal Bylaws of the organization identify four major purposes:

  • Unify and encourage cooperation among public pension fund auditors,
  • Provide comprehensive professional development opportunities on pension related topics,
  • Promote and maintain high professional standards for internal auditors of public retirement systems, and
  • Encourage and facilitate research, publication, and dissemination of information among the membership.

How Have We Grown?

Basically, growth has been by word of mouth.  The quality of our programs and exchange of information among our members has been enough to help us grow to over 100 member organizations, including most of the largest public employee retirement systems in the country. For the most part, our members represent several different types of public employee retirement systems, including cities, counties, teacher, and combined statewide plans.

Benefits of Membership?

For $500 – $550 per year, your organization will participate in an association that delivers:

  • quality pension-directed training at a reasonable fee (approximately $525 per person for a two and one-half day conference, which is AICPA certified),
  • networking with a very focused peer group,
  • up-to-date information on emerging issues,
  • sharing of audit techniques and programs, and
  • information that is focused on the activities of public employees retirement systems.

So Why Wait? Become A Member Today

Our next Professional Development Conference is scheduled soon. As a bonus for a new member organization joining, you will receive one free conference registration. Please take this opportunity to become a member of an organization that will be very valuable to both you and your staff.

Join APPFA Today