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The CPA Conversations podcast series focuses on accounting-related news and hot topics.

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  • CPA Ethics and the Media

    Special edition: Part of Donald Trump’s 1995 tax records were revealed a few days ago, and where it came from nobody is really sure. Ed Jenkins, CPA, chair of PICPA’s Federal Taxation Committee, provides this exclusive on how CPAs should handle client information when dealing with the media.
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  • Protect Your Firm from Cyber Attack

    Ken Pyle, a partner with IT security firm DFDR Consulting, speaks with CPA Conversations about the detrimental side effects cyber hacks can have on CPA firms. He details the steps all firms should take within 24 hours of an attack, and identifies some of the ground-level measures businesses should implement to keep their data safe.
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  • FASB’s New Credit Loss Standard

    Faye Miller, a partner with RSM US LLP, sits down with the CPA Conversations crew to discuss FASB’s new credit loss standard, with special concentration on the biggest concerns for auditors, the differing approaches of FASB and IASB, and opportunities for CPAs to help firms and clients with implementation.
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  • The Benefits of a Margin Risk Management Program

    As a bonus to his fall 2016 Pennsylvania CPA Journal Business & Industry column, Tim Dinan, vice president of finance for Berks Packing Company Inc. in Reading, shares his company’s experiences with a margin risk management program.
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  • Leveraging Data Analytics for CPA Success

    Mason Pan of Control Risks Group in Washington, D.C., joins Bill Hayes to discuss data analytics, in particular how it can be used to make a CPA’s work life easier. He explores skills CPAs can acquire to thrive in the new big data environment and ways data analytics can enhance efficiency for the benefit of clients.
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  • The Dangers of Accepting a Counteroffer

    You’ve decided to leave your company. You tell your current employer. But then they wow you with a counteroffer, promising more money and increased flexibility. What should you do? In this episode of CPA Conversations, Brandon Saylor, a partner with executive search firm The Atlantic Group, discusses the effect accepting a counteroffer can have on your professional career and reputation.
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  • The Importance of E-mail Archiving and Retention

    Randy Johnston of K2 Enterprises joins Bill Hayes to talk about establishing a strict e-mail archiving and retention policy and the positive benefits it can have for a business’s everyday operations. Johnston discusses the effect e-mail can have on efficiency, and details the available automation options to help manage it.
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  • Inside the New Pennsylvania Budget

    Peter Calcara, PICPA’s vice president of government relations, joins Bill Hayes to talk about the new Pennsylvania budget, including the major differences from last year’s version, why the process went so much quicker, and key changes to the tax code.
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  • Fostering Understanding of Financials Among Non-Financial Managers

    Jim Caruso of RSM US LLP joins Bill Hayes to talk about the importance of making sure non-financial managers have a basic understanding of the financial department’s role in a business’s success. He discusses vital steps for passing along this knowledge and positive effects it can bring to the bottom line.
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  • Being a Subordinate Is No Excuse for Subordination

    This CPA Conversation offers a word of advice to CPAs who may be intimidated by aggressive bosses. Bill Hayes reads the Pennsylvania CPA Journal column, “Being a Subordinate Is No Excuse for Subordination” by Ibolya Balog; a piece that delivers a cautionary tale on how to avoid disastrous career choices and provides advice on maintaining professional integrity by applying the Code of Professional Conduct.
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  • Why Not-for-Profits Need Both Audit and Finance Committees

    Join Jim DeLuccia and Laurie Horvath, CPA and author for the Pennsylvania CPA Journal, as we discuss the governance and oversight benefits of having audit and finance committees at volunteer organizations. She provides great insight into the different skills or traits committee members need to succeed.
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  • Welcome to CPA Conversations

    PICPA’s Bill Hayes and Jim DeLuccia sit down to talk about PICPA’s new podcast series, CPA Conversations, and what PICPA members can expect from it. They talk about the different topics that will be explored, how the podcasts will benefit CPAs, and ways that PICPA members can help make the podcasts more effective.
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