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  • Robert Albertini

    Outsourced Accounting Services and E-Signing: Two Growing Risks for CPAs

    COVID-19 has significantly affected how we conduct business. It has spurred increased demand for CPA-provided client accounting consultative services, and, because of social distancing, it has led to a greater use of electronic signatures. Both come with unique risks that CPAs need to understand and mitigate.
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  • Thomas Raymond, CFA

    Overcoming Disjunction Effect: Financial Choices Under Risk and Uncertainty

    There are serious fiscal issues that both political parties need to face. But not knowing what they will do, if they do anything, should not force a lock down on your financial plans. The proper mindset regarding taxes is not “if” they will go up, but “how” and “when.” Consider proactive steps that can be taken today to navigate a higher tax reality of tomorrow.
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Professional & Technical Issues

  • Data Safety Prep and the 2021 Tax Filing Season

    Like last year when COVID-19 struck, CPAs are again facing a tax filing season with a very strong likelihood of continued teleworking. Because our practices deal with personal identifying information, we are required to have a written data security plan.
  • Be Careful if Considering Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccination

    With the arrival of several COVID-19 vaccine options, guarded optimism is rising within the business community as companies choose the best course of action. In fact, sweeping imposition of mandatory vaccines is not prohibited by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. But is that course prudent?

Legislative

  • CPAs: Start Preparing Now for PPP 2

    Legislation on additional pandemic relief, including a new Paycheck Protection Program, is expected to pass the U.S. Congress before the end of 2020. CPAs are strongly encouraged to identify business clients who may qualify for these benefits, and to begin contacting them about the loan application process. This new effort should also address the long-simmering issue of tax deductibility of expenses related to forgiven Paycheck Protection Program loans.
  • D Is for Dysfunction in 2020 Election

    Like all things this year, the 2020 general election season has been chaotic. With the coronavirus pandemic, the long delay in counting millions of mail-in ballots, and the poor showing of pollsters once again, some might think the D in democracy is better suited for dysfunction.

PICPA Initiatives

  • PICPA Resources on Coronavirus, Avenue M Survey Revisited

    The PICPA partnered with Avenue M back in June to survey members to see how COVID-19 was affecting their firms, clients, and companies. With the pandemic still in full swing, we conducted a second survey in the fall, found what information members are craving, and developed a slate of resources that address these issues.

CPA Exam & Licensure


Careers & Lifestyles

  • PICPA Roundtable: Employee Engagement Strategies for New Hires During COVID-19

    The COVID-19 pandemic has challenged firm administrators to think of new ways to keep staff engaged and connected as they work from home. In December 2020, a group of administrators and human resources leaders from accounting firms across Pennsylvania met to share best practices on keeping interns and new hires focused on their tasks despite the challenges.
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