PICPA - Greater Philadelphia

Greater Philadelphia Chapter

Featured Events

Chapter Annual Meeting and Luncheon

May 2 | 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. | The Westin

It’s the social CPA event of 2014. Reconnect with chapter members and leaders at the upcoming chapter Annual Meeting. Please join us in awarding Steve Scherf with the Greater Philadelphia Chapter 2014 Volunteer Service Award and Kirsten Flanagan with the Champion CPA Award.

Fox School of Business Accounting Reunion

May 21 | 5:30 p.m. | Hyatt at the Bellevue

Your reunion will be an excellent opportunity to reconnect and network with classmates, friends, and faculty; meet new people in your industry; and support your Department of Accounting. All accounting alumni and Temple alumni working in the accounting field are invited to join us.

"CPA to CEO" Program and Networking Happy Hour

May 28 | 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. | World Cafe Live

Join the Careers and Lifestyles Committee for this free CPE, networking, and happy hour event featuring keynote speaker, Vincent Milano. Prior to selling ViroPharma, where he was the vice president, chief financial officer, chief executive officer, and treasurer, Milano started his career at KMPG after college, where he worked in audit. He’ll discuss the skills he gained that were critical to transforming into a CEO.

Chapter CPE Programs

I Think My Bookkeeper Is Stealing From Me

CPE April 29 | 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. | Delaware County Bar Association

Join the Greater Philadelphia Chapter Cooperation with the Bar and Other Professionals Committee for a joint program with the Delaware County Bar Association.

The program addresses professional responsibility issues when a client reaches out to an accountant with a suspicion of employee theft, ranging from ethical standards to potential liability concerns.

Accounting and Auditing Update

May 12 | 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

Highlights include:

  • ARSC Clarity Project (Compilation and Review Engagements)
  • Financial Reporting Framework for Small and Medium Sized Entities (FRF for SMEs)
  • Private Company Council (PCC) Update and Finalized ASUs to Date
  • Non-Traditional Engagements
The New and Enhanced FBAR and FATCA Requirements
May 14 | 8:30 a.m. - 10:15 a.m.

Highlights include:

  • FATCA Foreign Asset Reporting Rules
  • FBAR Reporting Requirements
  • FATC Information Reporting Obligations for Foreign Banks
  • IRS/DOJ Enforcement Activity in this Area

Chapter Members in Action

Philly CPAs Help CBS 3 Viewers with Taxes
Certified public accountants from the greater-Philadelphia area answered hundreds of phone calls at CBS 3's annual Tax Phone Bank on March 18. The experts were asked all sorts of questions, ranging from simple clarifications on who qualifies as a...

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Volunteer Opportunity with Career Wardrobe
PICPA members are invited to volunteer with Career Wardrobe. Volunteering consists of sorting work-suitable outfits for women getting back on their feet. There is no pre-registration. Career Wardrobe meets between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at the East Falls Presbyterian Church. The next volunteer day is May 14.

Join a Chapter Committee
The best way to get involved is to join a committee in your chapter. Examples of committees are the Schools and Colleges Committee that helps inform the future of the profession, or the Emerging CPAs Committee that plans events in your area. View your choices and sign up for a committee today.

Greater Philadelphia Chapter Financial Records Request
The Greater Philadelphia Chapter’s current fiscal year’s financial results are available to members upon request. E-mail your request to membership@picpa.org along with your member ID number, and we will respond shortly.


Upcoming Events

PICPA Day at Hershey Park (SOLD OUT)
Joint Panel: Trends in Financial Reporting and Covenant Compliance
Greater Philadelphia Chapter Golf Outing
Coop Bar Committee Comfort Letters CPE
Federal Tax Committee Roundtable

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Conferences and Seminars


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2013-2014 Chapter Leadership

Chapter President

James M. Brower, Jr.
JoAnn Szupka 

Ralph E. Diodata

Jacquelyn M. Basso

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