Author Articles

If you have expertise in a particular subject and a willingness to share your knowledge with others, consider writing for the Pennsylvania CPA Journal or CPA Now. These outlets are a great way to share your technical expertise with colleagues and increase firm visibility in the profession.

Pennsylvania CPA Journal

The Pennsylvania CPA Journal is PICPA's flagship publication and is a highly valued member benefit. This four-color publication is published quarterly and consists of three feature articles as well as regularly scheduled columns. Topics range from audits and federal tax topics to career and lifestyle issues. PICPA members, student affiliates, and legislators receive this publication.

To author an article for the Pennsylvania CPA Journal, review the author guidelines and contact the appropriate member of the editorial board.

Author Guidelines

To prepare an article or column for an upcoming issue of the Pennsylvania CPA Journal, contact the appropriate Editorial Board member.


Features are 2,500 words and cover current events, news within the profession, and special-interest topics. Features appear in each issue to provide in-depth coverage of hot topics and developing issues. Recent topics include building a strong accounting profession through diversity, equity, and inclusion and data visualization and compliance monitoring.


One-to-two page columns address specific topic areas, some of which appear in every issue while others appear on a rotating basis. Typically, columns run about 900 words. Eleven to 13 columns appear in each issue, providing a brief discussion on specific topic areas.

Author Checklist

  • Contact the managing editor at to submit potential topics and to find out who the appropriate column coordinator would be.
  • Submit article or column at required length:
    • Feature - 2,500 words
    • Column - 900 words
  • Be sure that your contact, whether it is a column coordinator or the Editorial Board chair, has seen and approved the feature or column before it is sent to the editor.
  • Submit articles as an email attachment to
  • Be sure to include the following in your email:
    • Name
    • Phone number
    • Mailing address
    • Email address
  • Also include a brief biography (three to four sentences) that includes your job title and place of employment.
  • Feature authors are required to submit a print-ready (300 dpi) color headshot.
  • Contact the managing editor at if you have any questions.

We do accept unsolicited articles. However, when articles are sent directly to the PICPA, they are forwarded to the appropriate coordinator. Coordinators will contact authors if they are interested in using the article. There is no guarantee as to when or if the article will be published.

We encourage you to follow the procedures described above to ensure timeliness and efficiency.

Pennsylvania CPA Journal Column Coordinators

To publish a column or feature in the Pennsylvania CPA Journal, contact the appropriate editorial board member listed below.

All Features
Alyzabeth Smith, 2023-2024 Chair

Accounting & Assurance
Jim Newhard

Business & Industry
Mike De Stefano

Business Succession Planning
Michael Zaydon

Business Transformations
Michael Tighe

Careers & Lifestyles
Lauren Lear

Emerging CPAs
Ashley Stampone

Employee Benefit Plans
JulieAnn Verrekia

Federal Tax
Robert Duquette

Forensic Accounting
Jim Stavros

Temporarily Vacant

International Tax
Andrew Bernard

Personal Financial Planning
Brian Balduzzi

Ira Rosenbloom

State & Local Tax
Matt Melinson

Technology & Cybersecurity
Matthew Schiavone