CPA Now

By Jennifer Cryder

PICPA Vice President - Operations & CFO

  • Cyber Insurance from a Corporate Finance Perspective

    Cyber liability insurance and related risk mitigation is an area for which many in corporate finance are finding themselves responsible, despite having no background in technology. Cyberthreats are truly a business risk that demands attention from the C-suite as well as the directors and officers.
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  • CPAs: The Great Communicators of Financial Information

    CPAs help others see the “story” being told by financial information, whether it be a board of directors or an organization's staff. However, the message is delivered differently based on the audience. So try to keep the following points in mind when presenting financial information to a group.
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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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  • Adjusting to the New Realities of Not-for-Profit Reporting

    I am thinking about what the new not-for-profit standard – ASU 2016-14 Not-for-Profit Entities (Topic 958) – will mean for the PICPA. Because the standard is effective for fiscal years beginning after Dec. 15, 2017, we will be implementing this standard for our fiscal year beginning next May. But we present comparative financial statements, and as such we will have to consider any changes beginning with this fiscal year. How are other CPAs in the not-for-profit world approaching this standard?
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  • When Corporate Finance Has Needs, PICPA Delivers

    The PICPA has a lot to offer our corporate finance members. Here are the top five issues members in corporate finance tell us about, and some of the resources the PICPA offers to help.
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  • CPA Connections Are Invaluable … And Now Easier than Ever

    I know I often use my own network of CPAs as a sounding board for technical and business questions. To bring our members this value of interconnectedness, we’ve just launched a new digital option to grow your network: a robust discussion forum platform called PICPA Connect.
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  • PICPA’s Financials a Reflection of Our Superior Membership

    PICPA recently completed the audit of our combined financial statements, and it is my honor to share a few of the financial highlights with you.
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  • Women’s Options Are Our Great Achievement

    Was life easier for women two or three generations back, when the choices they faced were much more limited? Maybe, but would you trade away the spectrum of choices women have today?
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  • The CFO Transition: Looking Back on What it Means to Look Forward

    In transitioning to the role of CFO of the PICPA, I’ve had to develop skills beyond the normal technical expertise of a CPA. Now, instead of focusing on the past through historical financial reporting, I’m challenged to look ahead and use the financial data we have to inform strategy.
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  • Switching Seats: Auditor to PICPA’s CFO

    My first audit as CFO of the PICPA, however, has shown me that the view can be quite different from the other side of the table. Reflecting on this experience, I did find some surprises. Here are some things that I wish I had known; things that I think would have made me a better auditor.
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