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  • Your 2019 PICPA Renewal Guide

    Apr 22, 2019
    The PICPA has been busy this past year making improvements to our CPE experience, adding lots of news and information content, and creating more ways to connect with your peers. As you renew your membership this year, make sure you are aware of, and are taking advantage of, your many PICPA benefits.
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  • Post-Busy-Season Musings

    Apr 15, 2019
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act had quite an impact on this year's tax work from what I have heard from CPAs. For all PICPA members finishing up tax season, welcome back.
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  • Listen Up, PICPA Members – Great Info Waiting for You on Our Podcasts

    Apr 8, 2019
    PICPA's CPA Conversations podcasts continue to be a robust information-sharing resource for the organization. If you haven't been listening in, you don't know what you're missing.
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  • PICPA Conference Grows Where Local Government and Nonprofit Accounting Intersect

    Mar 27, 2019
    PICPA members Mike Lamb and Kathy Rue discuss the brand new PICPA Government & Not-for-Profit Conference, and what CPAs can expect to learn at this combined conference this summer.
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  • 5 Easy Ways to Achieve a Healthy Tax Season

    Mar 1, 2019
    Stay healthy during tax season, and you’ll finish feeling empowered. Here are five ways to increase your energy and productivity during your busiest season.
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  • New Scholarship Program Launched in 2019

    Feb 25, 2019
    The Pennsylvania CPA Foundation, in its efforts to support a talented and diverse pipeline of CPAs, has expanded the scholarship program to help even more aspiring CPAs.
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  • Resolve to Make the Most of This CPE Reporting Year

    Jan 21, 2019
    New Year's resolutions can be tough to keep. They don't have to be. Here is a simple resolution that Pennsylvania CPAs can easily keep: complete and report your required reporting year CPE early. It’s painless and you will learn a lot along the way.
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  • Breaking the Glass Ceiling: A Perspective from a Women to Watch Recipient

    Jan 18, 2019
    PICPA's Women to Watch program highlights the accomplishments of female CPAs. Recipients are recognized for their personal success and commitment to fostering the success of others. Here, Bandana Jha, a 2018 recipients, provides insight into her experiences.
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  • The Top Blog Posts of 2018 from the PICPA

    Dec 24, 2018
    Pennsylvania CPAs count on the PICPA to monitor, advocate for, and report on the things that matter most to them. So, in case you missed some of our coverage, here are the top 10 PICPA blog posts of the past year.
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  • Is Your Voice Heard? PICPA Is Listening

    Dec 17, 2018
    It’s no secret that the professional needs of PICPA members are changing. The PICPA is looking to the future and working to identify what members will need to ensure their future success, but this process involves every member.
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  • Importance of Data Visualization Embraced by the PICPA

    Dec 3, 2018
    Data visualization software is sort of like a PivotTable on steroids. One of PICPA’s strategic priorities this year is to use data visualization software to better “see” the story our data can tell.
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  • Add Your Voice to CPA Voice

    Nov 12, 2018
    For the PICPA to effectively be the voice of the CPA profession, we need to have a multidimensional presence in the marketplace and a digital strategy that helps consumers and small-business owners find our great information. Most of all, we need our members to help us get there.
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  • Update from the Pennsylvania Insurance Department Commissioner

    Oct 31, 2018
    In advance of her presentation at the Nov. 28-29 PICPA Insurance Conference, Jessica K. Altman, Pennsylvania insurance commissioner, discusses some of the current initiatives and priorities of her department.
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  • You Are the Key to Inclusion Success at the Office

    Oct 22, 2018
    Inclusion starts with creating a welcoming environment, one where all viewpoints and backgrounds are valued. And you are vital to its success.
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  • Duquesne Mentoring Chief Shares Tips on Leading Young CPAs

    Oct 12, 2018
    PICPA member Valerie Williams, CPA, is the director of the accounting mentorship program at Duquesne University. Williams shares her insight on the key differences between mentoring, coaching, sponsorship, and reverse mentoring.
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  • Tax Planning and Tax Reform – Why CPAs Matter

    Oct 10, 2018
    The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act increased take-home pay for many. However, most people have not adjusted their withholding rates to prevent a larger tax bill at the end of the year. Find out what CPAs have been noticing among their clients.
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  • Adopting Automation Strengthens PICPA’s Accounting Efficiencies

    Oct 8, 2018
    To increase efficiencies at the PICPA, our financial team was looking for a way to replace some of our manual accounting processes with automated solutions. Though automation is not always an easy process to implement, the investment in both software and staff training can provide a valuable return.
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  • What Makes Leaders Tick – An Inside Look

    Oct 1, 2018
    PICPA’s Leadership Conference, developed for active PICPA volunteers, is designed to help participants take a wider view of professional and economic issues and to help them succeed in both their volunteer capacity with the PICPA and in their workplaces.
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  • For Accounting Students, Recruitment Season Is Busy Season

    Aug 27, 2018
    The Accounting Consortium is a group of schools and recruiters from Western Pennsylvania who come together to facilitate a joint interview day for more than 100 students. The group routinely discusses trends and issues in the profession, and this year there was a lot of talk about what makes a candidate stand out. Find out their thoughts.
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  • This Match Is No Game: Mentoring Is a Path to Success

    Aug 20, 2018
    Whether you are just starting your career, transitioning to a new role, or a seasoned professional looking for a way to give back to the profession, mentoring is a great opportunity to cultivate a rewarding professional relationship. That's why the PICPA has introduced Mentor Match.
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