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Student Night

November 1, 2015

By Kathleen Bates

 Our student night was a huge success with more than 250 people in attendance. It was great to see such a large turnout. The students have an opportunity to network, which continued during dinner with their table sponsors. Everyone received a CalCPA bright orange emergency vehicle hammer, which Kay Coffin eloquently explained how to use.

We gave scholarships to deserving, transferring junior college students that night, as well as donated to our endowed scholarships at Fresno State and Fresno Pacific universities. Approximately 16 years ago the chapter board wanted to make a permanent investment in the future of our profession. At that time board members decided to endow a scholarship at Fresno State. Later they would do the same at Fresno Pacific University. Over the years, we have donated thousands of dollars to these two funds.

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Chapter News

Wondering What ‘Grassroots’ Is?

No, this doesn’t have anything to do with the growing of your lawn, but it does have something to do with having your voice heard with legislators in our chapter. The chapter is seeking an individual interested in working with others to make CalCPA’s position known to the decision makers in the state. You can be the spark that ensures our message is delivered. If you’re interested, email Grassroots Staff Liaison Kay Coffin or call (559) 876-3800.

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CalCPA News

CalCPA Committees: Build Your Leadership Skills, Share Your Expertise

Want to use your talents at the statewide level? Your opportunity awaits—the application period will soon open to serve on our CalCPA committees for 2016-17. From estate planning to technology, and from personal financial planning to taxation, there’s a committee meeting your interests and expertise.

And if you serve on a state committee and would like to continue, reapplication is necessary.

Serving on state committees allows you to work with your peers on projects that increase members’ technical knowledge, enhance the profession’s image and draw the best and brightest into accounting—all while you build leadership skills and make valuable contacts.

Keep an eye out for details about the application process. Applications will be due Jan. 15 and appointments will be made in early 2016 for the May 1–April 30 committee term.

CalCPA Gears Up for Next CPA Day in Sacramento

Registration is open for the next CPA Day at the Capitol—Jan. 19—in Sacramento.

CPA Day is CalCPA’s kickoff event of the legislative session, where members set the groundwork for CalCPA’s advocacy efforts for the upcoming session by discussing important issues facing the CPA profession and businesses.

This event allows CalCPA and its members to be at the forefront of several key issues, such as taxes on professional service proposals. The Legislature will reconvene in January, and CalCPA plans to once again maintain an active presence in the Capitol.

It’s Time to Lead

Want to hone your leadership skills and become a more effective leader in your workplace or the profession? Have ideas about CalCPA and the profession you want to share? Then step up at apply today for CalCPA/AICPA officer and Education Foundation trustee positions.

Applications for 2016-17 positions are available online:

The application deadline is Dec. 1.

2015 Tax Update and Planning Conference
Startup Business Conference - Dec. 3

Items of Interest

Facebook Photo Album: CalCPA-CPAs Care (Fresno Community Food Bank)

Military Outreach Program
Contact Kay Coffin to offer pro bono services to spouses of area military assigned to active duty.


Membership News


Assistant Controller Wanted

Assist Controller in supervising staff, overseeing monthly close process, and coordinate annual audit. Perform accounting research. Strong documentation and communication skills. CPA and Public Accounting experience preferred. Contact Davina Merkow, HR Manager at National Raisin Company, (559) 834-5981 Ext. 112

Office to Rent

Build your practice in an 176 sq ft, Class A office on Fruit, at Shaw, with access to current technology, equipment, conference rooms, library, sanity checks and kitchen. Everything a CPA needs to advance their practice and impression, room for staff or secretary if you need your own. Our furniture or yours. Call JD Heberger, CPA at 227-9772 or JD@hebergercpa.com to inspect your new quarters. Rent will vary depending on your need for support.

Offices Available

Fresno CPA Firm has two or three professional offices available for sublet. This also includes use of a reception area, restrooms, kitchen, and some space for file storage. There may be the possibility of shared library and clerical. Prices depend upon space and services needed. Offices located near Maple and Herndon in north Fresno. Please contact debbie@tjwco.com

Career Opportunity

The accounting firm of Gary I. Istanboulian, CPA is looking for a senior staff accountant/CPA candidate. Applicants should be proficient in Quickbooks, Outlook, Word and Excel. 3-5 years of CPA office (or equivalent) experience. Proficiency using Lacerte a plus. For more information, contact garyicpa@comcast.net.

Contact Us

Chapter Program Associate:
Sarah Damotte
(559) 862-6389

1099 E. Champlain Drive, Suite A #91
Fresno, CA 93720