PICPA Initiatives

  • Is It Finally Time to Revise the Experience Requirements to Become a CPA?

    As a result of a recommendation made by the PICPA Statute Revision Task Force, Rep. Gordon Denlinger, CPA, introduced HB 2354 to amend the Pennsylvania CPA Statute to update the type of experience required to become a CPA in Pennsylvania.
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  • It’s Tax Season, Don’t Bother Me

    It never ceases to amaze me though, that we continue to get members to step up to the plate for media interviews, phone banks, and other tax assistance programs, regardless of the time of year. I could understand if our call for volunteers elicited a few, “It’s tax season, don’t bother me” responses, but luckily, that’s not how 40 members responded who helped us fill volunteer requests so far this tax season.
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  • Are you Connected to the Connected Generation?

    As a communicator, I’ve done a fair amount of research on intergenerational issues. I know lots about the traits of the boomers and generation X’s and Y’s. I won’t say it keeps me up at night, but I have wondered how the next generation will be coined?
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  • It’s Sadie Hawkins Day! Ladies First

    Today, woman are leaders in many fields, and accounting is no exception. On many campuses, the number of women accounting majors is greater than male accounting majors.
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  • CPAs Unscripted

    Beyond the personality of the CPA, the video demonstrates CPAs’ concern for the success of their clients. Time after time, CPAs talked more about what they offer beyond the answers on a tax return. It was clear that they would work with their fantasy clients, just like their real clients, to learn what their clients’ goals and hopes are and to develop plans to help them reach those goals.
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  • “Talkies” Teach Us about Social Media

    I recently went to see The Artist. For those of you who are not familiar with the plot, it’s a movie about a silent movie star in the 1920s who refuses to adjust to the new “talkie” technology. I think we can all predict the conflict for this actor. As I watched the movie, I kept thinking about the revolutionary changes that are happening today, and how they will help CPAs, and the PICPA, succeed.
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  • Don’t Be Fooled by the Allure of Apps

    I just got back from a meeting with my fellow communications professionals from state CPA societies. A big topic for state societies – as well as the rest of the world – is how to fit mobile into a company’s communications and marketing strategy.
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  • The More Things Change, the More They Do Not Stay the Same!

    The goal of CPA Now is to start a conversation with members on a wide range of technical, career, and business issues facing you in every stage of your career. Our bloggers (PICPA team members and others) will be provocative, providing commentary to elicit your interaction
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