Pennsylvania CPA Journal
Editorial Content

The Pennsylvania CPA Journal is published quarterly, with release dates in March, June, September, and December.

2022-2023 Editorial Calendar

Deadlines

  Fall 2022 Winter 2023 Spring 2023 Summer 2023
Editorial Copy Due June 30 Sept. 30 Dec. 30 March 30
Ad Space Reservations July 15 Oct. 15 Jan. 15 April 15
Ad Materials Due Aug. 1 Nov. 1 Feb. 1 May 1
Publication Date Sept. 10 Dec. 10 March 10 June 10

Featured Topics

Fall 2022

  • Many Hats of a Small-Business CFO
  • COVID’s Effect on Elder Fraud
  • Update on Developing A&A Standards
  • Preview of the 2022 Pennsylvania Gubernatorial Race

Winter 2023

  • Cryptocurrency Tax Strategies 
  • Leadership and Emotional Intelligence Skills

Spring 2023

  • The Great Resignation and Its Impact on Staffing
  • Inclusion of Employees with Learning Disabilities, Mental Health Disorders 
  • Global Minimum Tax - Foreign and U.S. Tax Perspective
     

Summer 2023

  • Women in Accounting
  • Decline in Accounting Majors - Causes and Impact on Businesses, Firms, and the Pipeline
  • ESG Reporting - Benefits of the Balanced Scorecard 
  • CPA Exam Update - Follow Up from Winter 2022 Feature


Scheduled Columns

Fall 2022

  • Accounting & Assurance
  • Business & Industry
  • Careers & Lifestyles
  • Education
  • Emerging CPAs
  • Ethics
  • Federal Tax
  • Government/Not-for-Profit
  • International Tax
  • Liability Lessons
  • Practitioners
  • State & Local Tax
     


Winter 2023

  • Accounting & Assurance
  • Business & Industry
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Transformations
  • Careers & Lifestyles
  • Employee Benefit Plans
  • Ethics
  • Federal Tax
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Liability Lessons
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • State & Local Tax
  • Technology & Cybersecurity
     

Spring 2023

  • Accounting & Assurance
  • Business & Industry
  • Education
  • Emerging CPAs
  • Federal Tax
  • Government/Not-for-Profit
  • International Tax
  • Liability Lessons
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Practitioners
  • State & Local Tax

Summer 2023

  • Accounting & Assurance
  • Business & Industry
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Transformations
  • Careers & Lifestyles
  • Employee Benefit Plans
  • Ethics
  • Federal Tax
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Liability Lessons
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • State & Local Tax
  • Technology & Cybersecurity

Features

Features appear in each issue to provide in-depth coverage of hot topics and developing issues.

Columns

Eleven to 13 columns appear in each issue, providing a brief discussion of specific topic areas. 
  • Accounting & Assurance – Covers topics of general interest to those engaged in accounting, auditing, and assurance services. 
  • Business & Industry – Covers industry-specific news and hot topics. 
  • Business Succession Planning - Covers topics of interest to business owners trying to navigate the many challenges of CPA firm succession. 
  • Business Transformations – Covers the anatomy of a merger agreement, due diligence, and the closing of the deal. 
  • Careers & Lifestyles – Covers topics regarding quality of life issues. Emphasizes balancing personal life with career demands. 
  • Education – Covers topics of interest to accounting educators. Emphasizes practical ideas for improving accounting curricula.
  • Emerging CPAs - Highlights opportunities and addresses challenges for those just entering the CPA profession. 
  • Employee Benefit Plans – Covers topics of interest to those engaged in the designing of employee benefit plans. 
  • Ethics – Covers topics in the area of ethics, including common errors and frequently asked questions. 
  • Federal Tax – Covers news and hot topics in federal taxation and tax compliance. 
  • Forensic Accounting – Covers topics of interest to those engaged in litigation support, including such areas as business valuation, criminal investigations, and divorce. 
  • Government/Not-for-Profit – Covers topics of general interest to those engaged in governmental or nonprofit accounting and auditing.
  • International Tax - Covers news and hot topics affecting the global tax landscape, particularly how it affects Pennsylvania firms involved in the international marketplace. 
  • Liability Lessons – Insightful lessons are presented by these reviews of professional liability claims against other accountants. 
  • Personal Financial Planning – Covers topics of interest to those engaged in personal financial and estate planning, including such areas as trusts, insurance, and investing.
  • Practitioners – Covers topics of interest to Pa. practitioners. 
  • State & Local Tax – Covers news and hot topics in Pennsylvania taxation and tax compliance. 
  • Technology & Cybersecurity - Covers the explosive growth in technology and how it affects business operations and the services firms provide clients.

 

Departments

  • Legislative News – Covers recent or pending legislation that could affect CPAs and promotes PICPA's lobbying initiatives. 
  • Special Features – Highlights special programs and awards sponsored by the PICPA, including student scholarships, Women to Watch, and the Young Leaders Award.