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By Matt Wilson, CPA, MSA, CGMA
I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and a safe New Year’s. This is the time of year for resolutions: lose weight, spend more time with family and save for retirement. How about this year we make a resolution to better our careers and better the profession?
There comes a time to take control of our clients. We always talk about the clients that abuse us with last-minute requests, slow pay and wanting discounts on fees. Make it a goal to replace underperforming clients with clients that appreciate what you have to offer. Take the time to rate your clients A-D:
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Download and complete your ballot for chapter officers and directors. Ballots are due by Friday, March 25.
Young and emerging professionals, students, CPAs and all other professionals and their guests are invited to attend this networking event. Meet some of the Inland Empire Chapter 2015-16 leadership team while enjoying light food and billiards. This is a networking opportunity you won’t want to miss!
Register or learn more.
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, 2016.
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.”