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  • Top 5 New Features in Excel 2019

    Excel 2019 has been available for months now, and many have begun the process of upgrading to the new version. However, the upgrade will not pay dividends unless your team can take advantage of some of the new features. Learn a few new Excel functions for accountants.
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  • Forensic Accounting Tips to Catch Crafty Criminals

    Fraud never sleeps. Criminals are always coming up with new tricks to gain an edge. Glenn Helms, CPA, PhD, CFF, president of Glenn L. Helms Inc., discusses a few of the strategies used by forensic CPAs during fraud investigations, including surveillance and data analytics.
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PICPA Initiatives

  • CPA Futures Begin at Year End

    Accounting Career Day programs have been a staple of PICPA’s student outreach efforts for countless years. They may have changed in style and name, but they’ve also grown in attendance and popularity.
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CPA Exam & Licensure

  • Occupational Licensing Reform Needs a Guard Against Mishap

    State lawmakers across the country are removing barriers to a person’s right to work in numerous occupations and professions. Some have taken the path of outright elimination of state licensing. The PICPA is taking an active role in protecting the CPA designation so the profession will not be caught flatfooted should similar legislation be brought up for a vote in Pennsylvania.
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Careers & Lifestyles

  • Benefits of Mentoring: From the Mentor’s Perspective

    It can be difficult to entice experienced professionals to give of their limited time and mentor those who are following in their footsteps. To grow the mentor pool, we should emphasize three propositions: value to the mentor, ease of connecting, and a more natural structure for the relationship.
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