• Maureen Renzi

    Breaking the Glass Ceiling: A Perspective from a Women to Watch Recipient

    PICPA's Women to Watch program highlights the accomplishments of female CPAs. Recipients are recognized for their personal success and commitment to fostering the success of others. Here, Bandana Jha, a 2018 recipients, provides insight into her experiences.
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  • Sean J. Brennan, CPA

    Government Shutdown Could Raise Tax Refund Revolt

    Despite the government shutdown, the IRS says it is prepared for the current season, which is set to begin Jan. 28, 2019. But should we close in on the start date of tax season, and it becomes clearer that tax return processing may be hindered and thousands or millions of tax refunds are going to be delayed, what happens then?
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CPA Conversations

  • The Private Company Council Election’s Impact on Valuation

    What is the “Private Company Council election?” According to a new report from Pine Hill Group, it is “a proposal that sought to provide businesses with an alternative to the requirement that they separately recognize certain customer-related intangible assets and noncompetition agreements at fair value.” That’s the definition. To go deeper, we met with Curtis Farrow, a manager with Pine Hill Group, and discussed the benefits of the election, the impact on valuation fees, and more.
  • Preimmigration Tax Planning

    Tax planning is typically a year-round exercise for CPAs and their clients. One area that has gained momentum recently is preimmigration tax planning, which is relevant for nonresident aliens who are contemplating becoming either U.S. residents or U.S. citizens (collectively U.S. taxpayers). Planning focuses on the disparities in how nonresident aliens and U.S. taxpayers are taxed, both in the income tax and transfer tax context. Patrick J. McCormick, JD, LLM, a principal with Drucker & Scaccetti in Philadelphia, provides advice and strategies for practitioners in this area.
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Michael F. Cade, CPA, CGMA – Contributor for CPA Conversations


Michael F. Cade, CPA, CGMA, is a strategy consultant and executive coach with MFCCoach LLC in Morrisville, Pa. The Greater Philadelphia Chapter CPA Voice volunteer provided insight on the emergence of nonprofit co-leadership as a guest on a recent CPA Conversations podcast episode.

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