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PICPA Initiatives

  • Why You Should Vote Yes to the PICPA Governance Changes

    In looking at PICPA's governance structure, it could not be ignored that our current model is more than a century old. It was developed before the digital age and it was designed around the dynamics of a workforce that is unrecognizable today. We want to make sure we’re providing leadership and engagement opportunities to members that help meet the needs of the 21st century.
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  • How Do You Spell G-r-a-t-i-t-u-d-e?

    I find myself reflecting on the past year and looking forward to the new challenges that lie ahead. But before I get too far ahead of myself, I need to express some gratitude for the reason the PICPA exists – our members!
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  • Diversity in the Accounting Profession: One Student at a Time

    The PICPA is a trailblazer when it comes to addressing diversity in the accounting profession. PICPA’s Diversity Committee has been tackling this issue head-on since it was established in 2009. The committee is doing great work through programs for young professionals, partnerships with other organizations, articles and Business Case and Toolkit for Diversity.
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  • Good Advice for Accounting Majors and Aspiring CPAs

    I recently attended PICPA’s Accounting Career Day at Susquehanna University in Selinsgrove where high school students from the area learned about the many career opportunities in accounting. They also got a lot of really good advice on how to build a successful accounting career.
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  • Accounting Leaders Advice on Becoming a Partner

    PICPA’s Next Generation Leadership program is designed for future firm partners. Martin Bissett of The Upward Spiral Partnership developed the program. It is based upon years of research to identify the most critical skills that partners of accounting firms are looking for from the next generation of practice leaders.
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  • Confessions of an E-mail Marketer

    Maybe you don’t open PICPA e-mails anymore. Or maybe you’ve gone as far as opening a special junk PICPA e-mail account. It’s time you start sharing some of the responsibility in this e-mail relationship we have going.
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  • Quick! How Many Ways Can You Set Up a CPE Schedule?

    We are in an age of instant gratification. We want things personalized and on demand. The marketplace responds with choices! With all the choices, sometimes the easiest decisions become complicated because we get too much information. PICPA’s new online CPE catalog can help make your CPE planning easier with streamlined search results.
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  • Hurry! Grab a Seat at the Table

    I work closely with PICPA’s Pennsylvania CPA Journal Editorial Board and the CPA Image Enhancement Committee, and these questions are what we talk about at the committee meetings. The conversations are interesting, enlightening, engaging, and, believe it or not, fun!
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  • On-Demand CPE: When and Where You Want It

    Our CPE team has embraced this business model too, providing members with more options to meet the demands of the profession, including our ever-popular course offerings, webinars, and live-streaming webcasts. Now, PICPA has added a new service to our CPE suite – On-Demand CPE.
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  • Renew Today and You Won’t Get This Cool Coffee Mug

    Our membership has shared many reasons for renewing, including great prices on our high-quality CPE, access to a network of more than 20,000 professionals, and the credibility that “PICPA member” brings to a résumé or bio.
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  • 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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  • Would You “Like” a Free Year’s Membership?

    Do you “like” PICPA? Do you “follow” PICPA? If you do, you could be a winner. facebookIf you already “like” PICPA’s Facebook page or follow us on Twitter @ PaCPAs, you already heard about our Tax Day giveaway of PICPA beach towels. If you haven’t yet joined, hurry up! But not just for the towels. The next give-away is huge.
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  • What CPAs Can Learn from the Pope

    I don’t know about you, but when I first heard that the pope had resigned, I was waiting for the punch line. By now, we know it wasn’t a joke. The white smoke confirmed that there is a new leader of the Catholic Church. How does that relate to accounting? Change. Succession planning. Diversity.
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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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  • CPAs Are the Go-To Resource for Reporters

    The PICPA broke a record in 2013 on Jan. 17 and I’m ready to celebrate! We fielded our 100th media call since the beginning of our fiscal year on May 1.
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  • The Mobile You

    Happy New Year! It’s 2013, and that means we are just two short years away from fulfilling the prediction that mobile will dominate the World Wide Web. Looking forward to this trend, the PICPA launched a mobile site in early December. A brief explanation of the content can be found on our website.
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  • CPAs Know Business and They Predict It’s Not Going to Be Great in 2013

    We know you know business. One of PICPA’s goals is to let others know how much you know. That’s what the CPA Poll is about. The PICPA partnered with the New Jersey Society of CPAs to poll partners, shareholders, presidents, CEOs, and CFOs about their thoughts on doing business in their respective state and what their predictions were for revenue and job growth.
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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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  • Chocolate Chip CPE

    We are the subject of persistent assumptions and rumors surrounding our decision to use e-materials in lieu of paper materials. This decision was not an easy one, by any stretch of the imagination.
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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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