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  • James Gilmer

    Solicitation Rules Compliance for Nonprofit Charities

    Forty-five states have laws regulating nonprofit charitable solicitation to protect both consumers and legitimate charities from fraudulent solicitation activity. Everything from determining where to register to the mechanics of submitting registration materials presents a challenge. In particular, state requirements for audits and reviews of financial statements can lead to unexpected costs for nonprofits unaware of their obligations.
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    Complex Financial Statement Reporting and Auditing Issues

    COVID-19 has created significant financial statement challenges. Auditors and financial statement preparers need to ensure that the financial statements and related footnote disclosures are fairly presented within the scope of the pandemic and its effects.
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Professional & Technical Issues

  • Solicitation Rules Compliance for Nonprofit Charities

    Forty-five states have laws regulating nonprofit charitable solicitation to protect both consumers and legitimate charities from fraudulent solicitation activity. Everything from determining where to register to the mechanics of submitting registration materials presents a challenge. In particular, state requirements for audits and reviews of financial statements can lead to unexpected costs for nonprofits unaware of their obligations.
  • Complex Financial Statement Reporting and Auditing Issues

    COVID-19 has created significant financial statement challenges. Auditors and financial statement preparers need to ensure that the financial statements and related footnote disclosures are fairly presented within the scope of the pandemic and its effects.

Legislative

  • PICPA Virtual Town Halls Bring Members Closer to the Action

    The PICPA recently hosted a series of virtual town hall meetings in all 11 of our chapters. The Legislator Town Hall series gave members an opportunity to hear from our elected officials and raise concerns in an informal setting.
  • Pennsylvania Primary Prep for CPAs

    As the Pennsylvania primary election approaches and we continue to grapple with the ongoing effects of COVID-19, it’s important to remember that your votes continue to matter. Elections are essential to the democratic process. Not only is 2020 a presidential election year, but there are other critical races, including U.S. Congress, statewide offices, and the state legislature.

PICPA Initiatives

  • PICPA History in the Making

    In a bold move to deliver tremendous value to members and ensure the long-term success of the Institute, PICPA’s Board has authorized the acquisition of a nationally recognized CPE provider.

CPA Exam & Licensure

  • What's New with the CPA Exam: All-Year Availability!

    The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy and the American Institute of CPAs announced that the CPA Exam now will be administered all year round. The removal of blackout periods means an increase of 75 more days each year to take the exam.

Careers & Lifestyles

  • Want Lifelong Learning and Leadership Skills? Let’s Start with a Book

    Reading deeply and widely gives a perspective accountants and financial professionals need to see beyond the numbers and navigate a complex world. After years of reading, we accumulate a treasure trove of wisdom. Unfortunately, since we spend a significant part of our workdays reading – and additional personal time reading blogs, social media posts, and the like – not as many of us take the time to read books anymore. This is a lost personal enhancement opportunity.
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