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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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  • Your Most Important Member Benefit: Meeting Fellow Members

    Being part of a network of professionals is a core element of PICPA membership. Are you taking advantage of this valuable member benefit? If not, you could be missing out on vast opportunities.
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  • Active Participation, Outstanding Growth Opportunities

    Giving back is not just becoming a nominal member of a committee or organization to build one’s résumé, but rather to be actively involved through contributions of one’s time and talents. Find out one member's story about what he has brought to the PICPA and what he has received in turn.
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  • Pa. CPA Journal Readership Survey: Your Thoughts on Your Journal

    The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) recently conducted a survey of its members to gauge satisfaction with the organization’s flagship publication, the Pennsylvania CPA Journal. It is clear that membership finds the magazine to be an important PICPA benefit.
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  • Just Move the Milk

    Why do women make up such a small percentage of directors or trustees? And why has the number barely moved in the past 30 years? The reasons and the solutions are multifaceted, but be assured that there are solutions.
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  • Seven Strategies for Taming Your Inner Critic

    Have you ever heard the voice in your head that is yelling you can’t, you shouldn’t, or you shouldn’t have? That voice may preventing us from feeling fulfilled and satisfied from our accomplishments. Learn how to quiet the voice of our inner critic.
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  • Accomplished Woman CPA Shows the Way to the Top

    It’s hard to win the trust and confidence of people who think and act differently than you, but if you want to be a leader, it’s critical to figure out how to do it.
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  • Women’s Growth in Accounting Slow, But Ongoing

    March is Women’s History Month, and to commemorate it the PICPA asked some of our female members to share their personal stories. But let’s kick off our month-long celebration with a timeline on the history on women in the accounting profession.
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  • Diversity in Accounting: Don't Get Left Behind

    If your customer or client base is diverse, then your employees should be diverse as well. The varied perspectives and experiences of your employees only work to improve the customer or client experience.
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  • CPAs Reveal the Most Popular Tax Questions

    The arrival of W-2s, 1099s, 1098s, and other income notices are the harbingers that tax season is upon us. Whether you go to a preparer or prepare yourself, here are some tips to help you get this task complete so you can move on to more exciting things.
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  • Why You Can’t Afford to Ignore Diversity

    Diversity continues to be top of mind for business and accounting leaders across the country. So, how have we done? What progress has been made across our industry? Unfortunately the answer remains, not much. Certainly not enough.
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  • More Than Just 2 Cents

    The PICPA had a lot to say in 2015. In fact, PICPA’s committees, task forces, professional team members, and multiassociation coalitions have weighed in on more than 20 issues affecting CPAs.
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  • CPAs Address Concerns of Women Planning for Retirement

    The PICPA has partnered with the Women’s Opportunities Resource Center to develop the Retirement Income Solutions program for women over 50 years old. It is designed to help participants calculate their current wealth and make adjustments now so they can retire successfully.
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  • My CPA Is Better than Your H&R Block Preparer and Your Intuit Software

    Certified public accountants (CPAs) are highly trained, licensed professionals available all year long to help individuals and businesses meet their financial goals. CPAs support clients well beyond tax season. It’s not merely a transactional relationship.
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  • Get Smart: Understanding Revenue Recognition

    At PICPA’s first blended learning class participants had to complete four-hours of on-demand “homework” before attending the class. This type of program allows participants to take half the class on their own time, and the other half discussing the issues with the other participants.
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  • Resolve to Demonstrate that CPAs Care

    Make a new 2015 resolution to participate in PICPA’s Week of Service May 17-23, 2015! Schedule your community service today and ensure that you are a participant in this important PICPA initiative in the spring.
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  • How Can You Rate the PICPA’s Communications Plan?

    By my calculations, it took 2,402 member contributions to reach 311,540 consumers, based on our data from May 1 – Nov. 15, 2014.
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  • Making a Difference without Leaving Your Office

    The PICPA is introducing a new consumer service in the month of February – Tax Chat Tuesdays – from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. It’s a volunteer service that you can do from your home or office.
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  • New Opportunity for Spreading the Fiscal Responsibility Message

    For the third time, the PICPA Fiscal Responsibility Task Force is gearing up to put the spotlight on the top fiscal issues facing Pennsylvania as we enter a new legislative session and bring in a new administration. Also for the third time, the task force’s report will examine the public pension situation in Pennsylvania.
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  • Week of Service Demonstrates #PICPACares

    CPAs volunteer for many different causes in their communities and love doing it. This year Jerry Maginnis, PICPA president, wants to shine a light on all these volunteer activities.
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