Inland Empire Chapter
A blog for and by a community of professionals
January 1, 2015
By Derrick DeBruyne, CPA, CFE
As we ring in 2015 and look forward to the many things in store, I hope you have some time to reflect on 2014 and the successes and challenges it brought. I know most of our members are gearing up for a busy tax season and, with the economy appearing to pick up pace, I’m sure it will be another full season!
Many of our events and discussion groups go dark for tax season, but rest assured, CalCPA is busy working for our members. And one important event that is right around the corner is CalCPA’s annual CPA Day at the Capitol. This Jan 21 event will help keep relationships strong in Sacramento and let our legislators know that we’re not only looking to protect the interests of our membership, but we have value to provide in terms of financial literacy, the Good for Business initiative and our availability for discussion on issues impacting the business community. Each year I’m proud of the chapter representation and I’m certain we’ll make our presence known again this year! There is still time to register.
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Download and complete your ballot for chapter officers and directors. Ballots are due by Friday, March 27.
Don’t miss this Jan. 16 event to understand the new financial statement preparation standard and its impact on your firm’s financial statement engagements. This standard is effective for all engagements taking place on or after Dec. 15, 2014, and can be implemented early. This discussion also will include the changes to the Ethics 101-3 regarding the preparation of financial statements as a nonattest service. Join in this discussion so your firm will be ready!
Register or learn more.
CPA Day at the Capitol is one of the most important events for CalCPA members to attend. During each legislative session, bills are introduced that impact you, your clients or your employer. As the business climate continues to change and new legislators take office, we need to build bipartisan relationships with those who share our commitment to the CPA profession. Take a proactive approach to increasing your voice in the political arena and help policymakers understand the issues facing California CPAs.
And read about recent advocacy success in the December 2014 issue of California CPA.
Use your talents at the statewide level—serve on our CalCPA committees for 2015-16.
From estate planning to technology, and from personal financial planning to taxation, there’s a committee meeting your interests and expertise.
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. The application deadline is Jan. 15. Committee appointments will be made later that month and committee term is May 1-April 30.
And we’ve redesigned the process to make it easier and faster for you.
Please note: If you serve on a state committee and would like to continue, reapplication is necessary.