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  • PICPA Insurance Trust Offers Plans to Cover Cyber Risks

    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen has noted that there has been an increase in identity theft of “business-related tax returns,” as well as a shift toward attacks on “places where large amounts of taxpayer data reside.” Are you prepared if your business is targeted?
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  • One CPA’s Journey to the CGMA

    The Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) designation continues to gain momentum, with more than 50,000 holders of the designation in the United States. Seth Fick, CPA, CGMA, a PICPA member and director of financial reporting at Independence Blue Cross, discusses what the CGMA designation represents and how it benefits him.
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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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  • PICPA Annual Convention Gathers for Business and Family Fun at Disney

    The 120th PICPA Annual Convention is in the books. Members reviewed accomplishments, participated in discussions on where the profession is headed, and supported the annual change of leadership, all while experiencing that special Disney magic.
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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’s Mother’s Day Gift

    The PICPA Women’s Leadership Conference is charged with positive energy and support. There’s a type of “sisterhood” that you get when the speakers place an emphasis on how current issues uniquely affect women. Attendance is a gift ... a Mother's Day gift, in fact.
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  • New Year, Exciting New Opportunities at PICPA

    The start of the new membership year is an exciting time at the PICPA. Find out a few of the ways you can make sure your PICPA membership blossoms in the year ahead.
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  • Top CPA Exam Scorers, EIT Clarification, and Why CPAs Love What They Do

    If you've been too busy this spring to visit PICPA's website, we invite you to review some of our most popular Web pages from January through April. Come see what your fellow members have been checking out.
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  • The First-Ever Digital-Only Pennsylvania CPA Journal Is Here

    The Pennsylvania CPA Journal’s first-ever digital-only edition has been released. This extra fifth issue of the journal builds upon PICPA’s desire to give you the technical and career-based information you need to succeed.
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  • Podcasts for CPAs and Other Cool Kids

    CPAs who are looking for podcasts to stay current on professional and technical trends can turn to PICPA's CPA Conversations. If you haven't tried podcasts, you are missing out on a favorite information option that is growing and growing.
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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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  • How to Convince Your Employer that PICPA Membership Is a Great Investment

    Some PICPA members need to convince their employers each year to allow them to renew their membership, to cover the cost of it, or to provide them with time to get involved in volunteer activities. If you find yourself needing to convince a decision maker that PICPA membership is worth the time and financial investment, here are some helpful talking points.
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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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  • Silent Tax Returns, Chatty CPAs

    Every tax season presents its own unique challenges, so CPAs entered this season recognizing that there would be planning difficulties because of the uncertainty of future tax laws. Even with PICPA's many tax resources, nobody anticipated the "silent tax return."
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  • Last Call for “Women to Watch” Nominations

    Considering a nomination for the Women to Watch program? You may have a few questions. Here are the answers to the top three questions we’ve been fielding. Hurry, though! Time is running out.
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  • Tax Amnesty Updates and New Tax Season Resources: What You May Have Missed in December

    The holiday season was busy, so we understand if you didn't get to check in with the PICPA website as often as usual. Review the most sought-after PICPA web pages of the past month, and see what you could have missed.
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  • Why Aren’t Women Better Represented in Leadership Roles?

    Ten or 15 years ago, businesses were developing inclusion programs to attract women into the accounting profession. There has been some success: more than 50 percent of accounting grads were women for many years. But those additional young professional women didn’t translate into growth in the number of women holding leadership roles.
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  • PICPA Connect, Gov. Wolf’s Surprising Veto, and Reporting Year Reminder

    More than 920 PICPA members visited the PICPA website to update their profiles in November. Website visitors in November also showed a marked interest in these pages.
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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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  • Don’t Miss Out on Personal Financial Planning Opportunities

    The PICPA’s Personal Financial Planning Committee has been addressing the importance of PFP as a growth opportunity for many years. The surge in interest in personal financial planning has inspired new programs at the PICPA.
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