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Retiring MSCPA CEO Reflects on Past and Future of the Profession

Just days before his retirement from the MSCPA, AccountingWEB sat down with Theodore J. Flynn to discuss the major changes that have impacted the profession over the last four decades, the current state of the CPA industry, and where things are headed in the future.
Practice

Louisiana CPA Society's Bean Counter Coffee Creates "Buzz" Around Events

In a state renowned for its cuisine, its "bon temps" attitude, and its ability to turn any gathering into a celebration, the Society of Louisiana CPAs was not about to take the idea of serving lackluster coffee to its members lying down.
Education & Careers

ICPAS President Seeks to Attract New Generation of Members

If you're trying to find the Illinois CPA Society's (ICPAS) new President and CEO Todd Shapiro, chances are you won't catch him in his downtown Chicago office. That's because he's busy conducting his own ICPAS whistle-stop tour of sorts.
Education & Careers

New CalCPA Chair Urges Stronger Ties to CPA Firms, Outreach to New Members

As chair of the CalCPA for 2013-2014, Richard Simitian, CPA, will seek to strengthen relationships between CalCPA and California accounting firms. He also wants to focus on retaining new members and developing their leadership potential.
Education & Careers

Summer Construction: Rochester CPAs Ramp Up Fundraising to Build Habitat Home

The CPA community in Rochester, New York, is channeling its naturally competitive spirit into a selfless cause this summer. They're trying to see who can raise the most money to break ground on a local Flower City Habitat for Humanity home.
Practice

Weathering Sandy: Advice, Assistance, Notifications from CPA Societies and Others

Post-Sandy, CPA societies, government offices, and other organizations are providing information and resources to assist those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. We will keep you updated as news comes in.
Education & Careers

Scott Price to Lead Florida CPA Association

The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) announces that effective July 1, 2012, Scott G. Price, CPA, PFS, CFF, CFE, of Odessa, Florida, will serve as the 2012-2013 FICPA Chair.
Education & Careers

Rev Up for Next Year's Busy Season at a Conference

Now that busy season is over, it's a good time to consider attending a conference.
Community News

New York High School Students Gain Insight into Accounting Profession

High school students from several Rochester schools gathered in downtown Rochester for the New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants (NYSSCPA) World of Accounting event.
Community News

The GSCPA Graduates the Ninth Class from Its Leadership Academy

The Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA) recently sponsored and completed its ninth Leadership Academy class, graduating twenty new CPA leaders into the community.
Education & Careers

World of Accounting introduces profession to Rochester, NY high school students

The World of Accounting showcase, hosted by the Rochester chapter of the New York State Society of CPAs (NYSSCPA) on April 29, provided nearly 200 New York high school students with an opportunity to explore career options in accounting.
A&A

Pennsylvania's CPA Players bring levity to accounting profession

Darth Vader, CPA? Rick and Ilsa always having Paris and tax write-offs? Hannibal Lecter dining on his CPA with fava beans and Chianti? Memorable scenes from classic movies have all undergone a remake, thanks to the Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants.
Community News

Company announcements: Week of December 20

Following is the latest roundup of community news for the week of December 20, 2010.
A&A

Texas CPAs suggest toys that teach children about saving, budgeting, investing

With many people facing challenging financial situations and an economy desperately trying to rebound, the TSCPA believes this holiday season is the perfect time for children to learn the importance of money-mindedness with affordable toys and board games that won’t break the bank.
A&A

Virginia CPA society offers free financial literacy calendar

The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants’ award-winning Financial Fitness Calendar is now available for the 2011 calendar year.
A&A

Ohio youngsters FETCH! for financial literacy

At a time when 77 percent of families in the United States are in debt, with 46.1 percent of those families holding credit card debt, the Ohio Society of CPAs is reaching out to educate youngsters about the value of a dollar.
A&A

Texas CPAs win mid-term election seats

Texas CPAs fared well in the recent mid-term elections, with six accountants winning seats from Texas House of Representatives to Railroad Commissioner to U.S. Congress.
A&A

Virginia CPAs offer tips on preparing financially for disaster

Peak hurricane season for Virginia and the Mid-Atlantic States has arrived. While it’s unsettling to think a natural disaster could affect you, emergencies can and do occur.
A&A

Don't drink and tweet: Illinois CPA Society president speaks at nation's largest state CPA conference

Last week's Midwest Accounting and Finance Showcase in Rosemont, IL kicked off with approximately 1,700 CPAs in attendance, a group so large that it was clear the need for knowledge and networking is still alive.