Pennsylvania CPA Journal
Editorial Content

The Pennsylvania CPA Journal is published quarterly, with release dates in March, June, September, and December. A digital-only version of the magazine is released in late-April.

2019-2020 Editorial Calendar

Deadlines

  Fall 2019 Winter 2020 Spring 2020  Digital-Only 2020 Summer 2020
Editorial Copy Due June 30 Sept. 30 Dec. 30  March 1 March 30
Ad Space Reservations July 15 Oct. 15 Jan. 15  March 15 April 15
Ad Materials Due Aug. 1 Nov. 1 Feb. 1  April 1 May 1
Publication Date Sept. 10 Dec. 10 March 10  April 25 June 10

Featured Topics

Fall 2019

  • Risk Assessments: From Paper to Practice
  • Calculating Business Income Losses for Individuals
  • Transitioning from For-Profit to Nonprofit

Winter 2020

  • Robotic Process Automation
  • New Federal Tax Framework: Anticipated Guidance on Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
  • Keystone Opportunity Zone

Spring 2020

  • Leading, Building, and Motivating a Finance Team
  • Use of Non-GAAP Measures and KPIs
  • Retirement Planning as Life Expectancy Rises

Digital-Only 2020

  • Responsibly Pivoting to a New Job from Public Accounting
  • TBD
  • TBD

Summer 2020

  • Forensic Accounting and the Cannabis Industry
  • Audit Data Analytics
  • The CPA Firm's Role in the Green Revolution


Scheduled Columns

Fall 2019

  • Accounting & Assurance
  • Education 
  • Emerging CPAs   
  • Federal Tax
  • Forensic Accounting
  • Government/Not-for-Profit
  • International Tax 
  • Liability Lessons
  • Practitioners
  • State & Local Tax

Winter 2020

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

Spring 2020

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

Digital-Only 2020

  • TBD
 
 

Summer 2020

  • Accounting & Assurance
  • Business & Industry
  • Business Succession Planning
  • Business Transformations 
  • Careers & Lifestyles
  • Employee Benefit Plans
  • Ethics
  • Federal Tax
  • Liability Lessons
  • Personal Financial 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 & 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 - Covers the explosive growth in technology and how it affects business operations and the services firms provide clients.
  • Women in Accounting - Addresses issues faced by women as they journey through their careers as CPAs.
*Appear in every issue 

Departments (print edition and digital magazine only)

  • 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.