Pennsylvania CPA Journal
Editorial Content

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

2016-2017 Editorial Calendar

Deadlines

  Fall 2016 Winter 2017 Spring 2017 Summer 2017
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 2016

  • What to Do When You Don't Trust Your Client 
  • Bribery and Anti-Corruption Considerations: Small and Medium Companies Entering the Global Market
  • Natural Gas Industry in Pennsylvania - Where Are We Now

Winter 2017

  • Could a Value-Added Tax Work in the U.S.?
  • Zero-Based Budgeting
  • Internet of Things

Spring 2017

  • Big Data and Data Visualization Software
  • Re-evaluating the Ethics of CPA/Client Relationships
  • Triple Net Lease Fraud Schemes

Digital-Only 2017

  • Latin American Regulatory Environment
  • Helping CFOs/Advisers Attract Angel Funding for Start-Ups
 Sent via e-mail in April 2017.

Summer 2017

  • Lease Accounting
  • Recruitment Assessments
  • How Can the Accounting Industry Fill the Pipeline?


Scheduled Columns

Fall 2016

  • Accounting & Assurance
  • Business & Industry
  • Education   
  • Federal Tax
  • Government/Not-for-Profit
  • International Tax 
  • Liability Lessons
  • Litigation Support
  • Practitioners
  • State & Local Tax

Winter 2017

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

Spring 2017

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

Digital-Only

  • Careers & Lifestyles
  • Emerging CPAs
  • Interpersonal Skills
  • Personal Financial Planning
  • Practitioners
  • Public Speaking
  • Women in Accounting
 
 

Summer 2017

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

Features

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

Columns

Ten to eleven 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 Transformations – Covers the anatomy of a merger agreement, due diligence, and the closing of the deal. 
  • Business & Industry* – Covers industry-specific news and hot topics. 
  • 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. 
  • 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. 
  • Litigation Support – Covers topics of interest to those engaged in litigation support, including such areas as business valuation, criminal investigations, and divorce. 
  • Personal Financial Planning – Covers topics of interest to those engaged in personal financial and estate planning, including such areas as trusts, insurance, and investing.
  • Practice Succession Planning - Covers topics of interest to CPAs looking to identify the proper exit strategy for their CPA firm, whether it be sale, merger, or internal succession. 
  • Practitioners – Covers topics of interest to Pa. practitioners. 
  • State & Local Tax* – Covers news and hot topics in Pennsylvania taxation and tax compliance. 
  • Technology - Covers the explosive growth in technology and how it affects business operations and the services firms provide clients.
*Appear in every issue 

Departments (print edition and digital magazine only)

  • CPE Highlights – Showcases topics that are intriguing to those seeking to fulfill their continuing education obligations through the PICPA.
  • Image Enhancement – Highlights activities undertaken by PICPA members to enhance the image of the CPA brand in the public eye. 
  • Legislative News – Covers recent or pending legislation that could affect CPAs and promotes PICPA's lobbying initiatives. 
  • Member Recognitions – Covers member news, including new hires, promotions, appointments, newsmaking activities, and awards. 
  • Member Spotlight – Covers interesting practice areas and unique hobbies of PICPA members. 
  • Special Features – Highlights special programs and awards sponsored by the PICPA, including student scholarships and the Young Leaders Award. 
  • Volunteers in Action – Provides information on the work of some of PICPA's most accomplished committee volunteers.