CPA Now

By Mike Colgan

PICPA CEO & Executive Director

  • Welcome Back!

    The end of a busy tax season for our members represents the beginning of a busy season for PICPA networking, and we look forward to re-engaging with members.
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  • If It Is March, This Must Be Madness!

    There are 22 days left to file tax returns. This can be viewed many different ways, depending upon how your busy season is going. Many members I have spoken to this season were frustrated by the delays at the beginning due to “fiscal cliff” negotiations in Washington, D.C., and the timing of subsequent legislation.
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  • What Do Your Clients and Employers Think about You?

    The exposure you receive in Pennsylvania continues to result in favorable trends within branding studies of the CPA credential. AICPA measures the strength of the reputation of CPAs every three years, and the 2012 results show CPAs ranked second (only behind physicians) as the profession with the most positive perception.
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  • The Power of We

    The PICPA will be in full strategic mode over the next several months, and, based on recent member volunteer activity, we will have plenty to keep us busy. The PICPA could not function, and could not be effective, without the countless hours that our members provide.
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  • State Board of Accountancy Adopts New Regulations

    The four-hour ethics requirement was previously announced by the Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy and communicated to our members. The PICPA has been preparing for this, and we’ve developed numerous options for you to obtain these credits.
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  • Tax Season Resources, Proposed Due Dates for Certain Returns

    Tax season is expected to be a rough ride for many who provide tax planning and preparation services. But the PICPA has new resources to help our members weather the storm.
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  • How Would You Feel If You Were 115 Years Old?

    PICPA leadership has decided to review our governance and structure model to determine its ongoing effectiveness in the changing profession in which you operate, as well as to be sure that we are providing engagement, or volunteer opportunities, to all of our members across multiple generations.
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  • Are You Engaged Yet?

    The talent and commitment of our member volunteers who choose to engage with the PICPA directly contributes to the value that all members receive for belonging to the organization. And the more members who become involved only strengthen the PICPA and improve our value to you.
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  • PICPA Leadership Wants to Hear from You!

    The PICPA Professional Issues Update tour around Pennsylvania is an excellent opportunity for PICPA members to receive two hours of free CPE while interacting with PICPA leadership and your peers on key issues affecting your profession.
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  • Work to Play – What Is Your Next Great Destination?

    Work to play, an important concept for everyone who is employed. It is important to take time to recharge your batteries, and remember that work-life balance is critical to helping you achieve success in whatever career you have chosen.
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  • CPA Experience Requirement – Change Approved Unanimously in the House

    On Friday, June 29, 2012, the Pennsylvania House voted 199-0 to approve PICPA-supported amendments to the Pennsylvania CPA Statute to change the experience requirement necessary to become a CPA.
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  • State Board Announces Firm License Amnesty, Plus Other Disciplinary Issues

    The Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy put a special notice on its website that announced an amnesty program that provides unlicensed firms with an opportunity to voluntarily register for a firm license in accordance with the CPA Law.
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  • Is It Finally Time to Revise the Experience Requirements to Become a CPA?

    As a result of a recommendation made by the PICPA Statute Revision Task Force, Rep. Gordon Denlinger, CPA, introduced HB 2354 to amend the Pennsylvania CPA Statute to update the type of experience required to become a CPA in Pennsylvania.
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  • Disciplinary Investigations Don’t Relieve You from Protective Responsibilities

    PICPA members are advised that when cooperating with an investigator from the Department of State and client documents are requested, make sure all personal client information is redacted from those documents before submission.
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  • Try This on for Size – CPA, CGMA

    The Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation elevates management accounting and globally recognizes the experience and skills of CPAs in business, industry, and government.
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  • The More Things Change, the More They Do Not Stay the Same!

    The goal of CPA Now is to start a conversation with members on a wide range of technical, career, and business issues facing you in every stage of your career. Our bloggers (PICPA team members and others) will be provocative, providing commentary to elicit your interaction
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