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PICPA Initiatives

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • CPAs on a Mission to Prevent Elder Financial Abuse

    Many CPAs in personal financial planning or forensic accounting can share war stories about clients or neighbors who have been taken advantage of, not only by strangers but also by family and friends. CPAs are in a position to spot potential fraud perpetrated on their clients, and the PICPA is developing resources to help identify early warning signs of elder fraud.
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  • Data Analytics: Forcing CPAs to Be Innovative or Irrelevant

    The time has passed when CPAs could mull over the potential of using historical financial data to help map future growth. It’s time to embrace technology and start digging into the data to uncover opportunities.
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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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  • Raising the Volume on CPAs’ Community Service

    CPAs quietly provide community service all year long. Our CPA Week of Service initiative is where we at the PICPA not-so-quietly celebrate what CPAs do all year long.
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  • Volunteering Helps Us All Grow

    Having engaged volunteers, both students and professionals, is an amazing thing. For one, informal networking opportunities arise among students, associates, and partners as we all roll up our sleeves to work side-by-side bettering our community.
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  • PICPA Continues Efforts to Ease Burden of DOL Overtime Rule

    The PICPA is working at both the federal and state levels to soften the blow of the U.S. Department of Labor’s (DOL) overtime rule that will take effect later this year. Find out where we are working for you.
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