CPE Link Welcomes New Faculty
CPE Link is continually adding new topics and new speakers to present live webcasts to its national audience. Let me introduce four instructors who will make their debut in April.
James Hasselback  will be teaching “Reporting Income from Debt Forgiveness” on April 23. Dr. Hasselback became the Mary Ball Washington Eminent Scholar at the University of West Florida in 2006, retiring from Florida State University after 27 years. He has previously taught at Eastern Michigan University, the University of Florida, and Texas A & M University. He has published over 150 papers in professional and academic journals, including The Accounting Review, The Tax Advisor, Financial Management, Journal of Real Estate Taxation, and the American Business Law Journal. He is co-author on a two-volume introductory taxation series published by CCH, serving as one of two technical editors. He is a co-author on the Master Accounting Guide.
Fern Powers will present “Human Resources: Financial Implications for Your Clients” on April 28. Fern is president of Powers HR Services in Philadelphia, PA. She is a human resources educator dedicated to giving her clients the time to focus on successfully growing their businesses by providing them with complete and comprehensive services in all areas of HR. She guides them in hiring the best employees, providing training and development, and ensuring that the employees work in a productive and legally compliant workplace which utilizes HR Best Practices.
Scheduled to speak on several topics concerning the buying and selling of CPA Practices, Ken Berry and John Ezell will begin with “Selling Your Practice: Taking Care of Your Clients While Maximizing Value” on April 28. John R. Ezell, CPA, is president of ProHorizons Network Inc. Ken Berry is Vice President. They co-wrote the book, Successful Practice Sales: The Complete Guide to Buying, Selling or Merging Your Accounting, Consulting or Tax Practice. This 200 page book serves as a guide through every nuance of the potentially daunting business transactions, including financing your acquisition to exploring the complete lifecycle of a sale and much more.
Maria Krowicki will be presenting “Mentoring: What's in it for YOU (Retaining Key Staff)” on April 30. Maria Krowicki is the Human Resources Manager at Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa, LLC (FMRTL), ranked among the top 20 public accounting firms in New Jersey. Most recently, she established a successful mentoring program, implemented a CPE tracking system, and added a performance evaluation system – catapulting FMRTL to the next level in HR best practice. Maria has been an active part of the AccountingWeb Bloggers Crew since 2008, with a blog called HR Connection.
Welcome to all the new faculty!