CPA Now

By Mike Colgan

PICPA CEO & Executive Director

  • Giving Back on #GivingTuesday

    Giving Tuesday is a day devoted to promoting efforts to give back to the community through service and donations. This year, when receiving a #GivingTuesday request, consider the Pennsylvania CPA Foundation.
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  • CPA Regulatory Changes Official: Impact CPE and Experience Verification

    Long-awaited CPE and work-experience licensing regulations proposed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy (SBOA) were published in The Pennsylvania Bulletin. Find out what they are and when they go into effect.
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  • PICPA Members Approve Bylaws Revisions

    Significant changes are taking place in our profession, including demographic shifts, an ever-changing business environment, technological advancements, as well as demands on people’s time. With this in mind, PICPA leadership evaluated our bylaws and recommended that changes be made to ensure continued relevance and viability.
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  • 2017 CPA Firm Survey – Talent a Top Issue

    Every two years AICPA’s Private Companies Practice Section conducts its CPA Firm Top Issues Survey. The top concern common among almost all firm sizes can be summed up in one word: talent.
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  • The Technical Resources in Your CPA Network

    At the PICPA we have nearly 1,400 volunteers who give back to the profession through volunteer service on committees, on task forces, or through leadership positions. Many serve on technical committees that do long-range planning for conferences and the Pennsylvania CPA Journal, while others provide webinar programs, blogs, and podcasts to provide immediate updates.
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  • PICPA Creates New Foundation to Impact Critical Issue of Talent

    PICPA's new Pennsylvania CPA Foundation has been launched to inspire students to pursue careers in accounting and to provide educational, motivational, and financial support to those working to attain the CPA credential.
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  • Is Your Succession Plan Destined to Succeed?

    Do you have a succession plan in place? If you are a sole proprietor or a local CPA firm, the answer is “no” more often than not. Less than 10 percent of sole proprietors have a practice continuation agreement in place. You can fix that.
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  • Tax Reform in the Next 100 Days: Can It Be That Close?

    The Republican Party controls both houses of Congress and the White House as a result of the November 2016 election, so it seems the possibility of tax reform has become more likely. Will it happen in the first 100 days of Donald Trump's presidency?
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  • Federal Election Results Point Toward Tax Reform

    With speculation being rampant over what policies a Republican-dominated Washington will bring, there is one issue close to the profession that has a good chance to move forward next year: tax reform.
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  • PICPA-Sponsored Changes to CPA Law Pass State Legislature

    PICPA’s proposed changes to the Pennsylvania CPA Statute cleared its final hurdle and was unanimously approved by the state House.
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  • In Search of More Thought Leaders

    When PICPA Council met on Sept. 20, 2016, to discuss the work done by our five strategic task forces and to make plans for the future, the room was filled with new ideas and opportunities for the PICPA. So much, in fact, that we identified three new volunteer opportunities.
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  • New Overtime Rule: A Blow to Business, A Blow to CPAs

    Businesses nationwide are reviewing the new overtime-pay rule. In Pennsylvania, CPA firms and their clients are expressing concern. The rule may be well-intentioned, but it is likely to have unintended consequences. Many employers believe the rule will force them to cap workers’ hours, slow the hiring of full-time employees, and shift salaried workers to hourly schedules.
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  • Round Out Our Top 10 List

    PICPA’s April 20 Council meeting provided opportunities to discuss the topics that will have a direct impact on your profession. Want to see our short list?
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  • Got Talent?

    Well over 1,000 PICPA members at various events and firm visits across the state have declared talent as the No. 1 issue/concern this year. Read more about the forecast and what the PICPA is doing to address the issue.
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  • PICPA Jeopardy – Do You Want To Play?

    Most everyone is familiar with the popular game show Jeopardy, where contestants are provided the answers and must state their response in the form of a question. I would like to propose a game of Jeopardy with our PICPA members.
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  • State Board Proposed Regulatory Changes Impact CPE and Experience Verification

    The Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy (SBOA) published on June 13, 2015 proposed regulatory changes for CPAs to implement the two most recent amendments to the PA CPA Law (Act 73 of 2008 and Act 15 of 2013) and to clarify civil penalties for CPE violations. Included in the proposals are revisions to CPE requirements for all licensees as well as clarification for how a CPA candidate’s experience should be verified.
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  • PICPA Responds to the Transformative Role of the CFO

    The role of the CFO is changing toward business-oriented priorities. Many CFOs see a need to enable revenue growth, ensure risk management, and support a positive customer experience at their organizations.
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  • Busy Season Resources for All

    The 2015 tax season is shaping up to be one of the most challenging in years. To help navigate the changes and challenges that will be faced over the next several months, the PICPA has numerous resources for both members and consumers.
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  • Management Accounting—Should You Pursue the CGMA Designation?

    The AICPA and the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants launched the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation in 2012. As of Nov. 19, 2014, there were 48,931 CGMAs in the United States.
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  • It’s September, Reruns Are Over!

    I always think of September as the beginning of the PICPA year. Everyone seems refocused after enjoying some vacation during the lazy, hazy days of summer, and calendars start to tighten up.
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