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By Kathleen Bates
Tax season has begun for a lot of our members, so I’ll keep this message short.
Remember that you can’t make tax season perfect, no matter how hard you try. Equipment will break down, paper will get jammed in the printer and clients will show up late. All CPA firms suffering from “busy season” can use a little sense of humor. If you’re going to work those long hours, you might as well find ways to make the mood a little lighter. Choose to be positive in how you react to stressful situations. Eat healthy food—and a little junk too!
The CalCPA “End of Tax Season” event will be held in April at AT&T Park in San Francisco during the Giants-Diamondbacks matchup. You can register as a firm or as an individual with guests.
CPA Day at the Capitol was held at the end of January. The annual event promoted advocacy efforts for the upcoming legislative year and increased the visibility of the profession in the political arena.
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Want to help plan the chapter’s golf tournament? We are looking for new members to join the Golf Tournament Committee. Please contact Sarah Damotte if interested.
Join your CalCPA colleagues and friends for peanuts, Cracker Jack and great baseball on Tuesday, April 19. You’ll be celebrating the end of tax season in style with unlimited food, beer and wine during the pre-game party; indoor and outdoor seating, flat screen TVs and your own private entrance into AT&T Park. You’ll have the opportunity to step onto the field and take part in a grand slam, as CalCPA members from all over the state will attend this event.
Triple’s Alley at AT&T Park, San Francisco
CalCPA is looking for women who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession, or who demonstrate characteristics that enable them to become leaders in the profession. Our Women to Watch awards will be given in two categories: Experienced Leaders and Emerging Leaders. Winners will be selected by members of the Women’s Leadership Forum Planning Committee and announced at our Women’s Leadership Forum Friday, April 29.
Nomination information and applications are available online. Nominations are due Friday, Feb. 19.
The nomination period for CalCPA’s annual service awards is open through March 31. Nominate an outstanding member or firm for the:
Congratulations to the 22 newest graduates of the CalCPA Leadership Institute! The 2015-16 grads were recently honored at the January CalCPA Council meeting.
“The group was diverse (different levels, ages, backgrounds, geographic locations, etc.), which leant to interesting insights and focused discussion, said graduate Jenea Smith, CPA, an audit director with Shea Labagh Dobberstein in San Francisco and a board member of the CalCPA East Bay Chapter.
“There was never a dull moment with the instructor, Bill Reed, who was both entertaining and knowledgeable. The program is five days, split over a three-month period, which gave us time to read and digest the high-quality material that he authored. Since the training, I am now better able to resolve difficult situations, more effectively motivate others, and remain flexible in the face of oncoming obstacles.”
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