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  • Seth Fick, CPA

    One CPA’s Journey to the CGMA

    The Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation continues to gain momentum, with more than 50,000 holders of the designation in the United States. Seth Fick, CPA, CGMA, a PICPA member and director of financial reporting at Independence Blue Cross, discusses what the CGMA designation represents and how it benefits him.
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    Annual Review of PICPA’s Finances

    The PICPA Board met on June 25, 2017, and at that meeting PICPA’s audited financial statements were presented. The combined statements include the accounts of the PICPA, the PICPA Foundation for Education & Research, the Pennsylvania CPA Foundation, and the Scholarship Fund of the PICPA.
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CPA Conversations

  • Local Pa. Tax Collection Still Needs Work

    Act 32 of 2008 helped fix the local tax collection system in Pennsylvania, but some unintended consequences arose from the law. David Caplan, CPA, is a sole practitioner in Lafayette Hill, Pa., and a PICPA member who has advocated passionately for corrections to be made to ensure greater efficiency. He explains what’s needed in this episode. Learn more about Act 32 and its potential amendments at www.picpa.org/act32.
  • What Will Combined Reporting Look Like in Pennsylvania?

    Earlier this year, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf called for legislation that would institute mandatory unitary combined reporting. Vito Cosmo, CPA, managing director of state and local taxes at Grant Thornton in Philadelphia and a member of PICPA’s State Taxation Committee, explains what this means for Pennsylvania businesses and CPAs.
Member Spotlight

Joseph E. Seibert - 2017-2018 PICPA President

Joseph SeibertJoseph Seibert is an advisory partner with KPMG LLP in Harrisburg and the new PICPA president for the 2017-2018 membership year. As president he will focus on leveraging the new Pennsylvania CPA Foundation to help drive diversity and grow the CPA pipeline, increasing the engagement of young professionals within the association's leadership, and advancing the dialogue on leveraging new technologies into service offerings.

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