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July 1, 2015
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The Importance of Growing Staff

June 25, 2015

By Matt Wilson, CPA, MSA, CGMA

 The accounting profession is difficult and rewarding. One of the major hurdles firms have is investing in staff training and retention. Accounting firms are successful in providing challenging and rewarding career opportunities for young staff, but that can go only so far. Our young staff needs to develop the soft skills necessary to make public accounting a lasting and meaningful career choice.

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Chapter News

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It Now Pays To Be Sick in California

Effective July 1, California employers are required to pay their employees for sick leave—and this applies to part-time, full-time, permanent and temporary employees. Lauraine Bifulco of Vantaggio HR will explain the requirements and intricacies of the new law, record keeping and compliance..

Date: July 15
Location: Meeting House at Hillcrest; 2705 Mountain View; La Verne
Time: 4-6 p.m.
Cost: $10/members; $20/guests
CPE: 2 hours

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Small-business Retirement Plans: From Simple to Sophisticated

Small businesses represent 99 percent of the employers in the United States and employ almost half of the population in the private sector. Yet many have challenges when it comes to providing opportunities for their employees to save for retirement. Join us for this discussion about benefits of sponsoring a retirement plan for the business owner, the business and the employees.

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Emerging Executives Roundtable Discussion

I’m ready to be a partner, so why am I not getting admitted? As emerging leaders, we feel we’re ready for the challenge of becoming a partner, yet we’re often met with uncertainty from our firm leadership. Join this discussion with some of the chapter’s seasoned executives as they talk about what they look for and what anxiety they face when considering a new candidate for partner.

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CalCPA News


How You Can Help Californians Better Manage Their Finances

California CPAs, educators, nonprofits, community volunteers, legislators and financial professionals will come together July 30 with a common goal—to improve financial literacy. The 2015 California Financial Literacy Summit at the San Jose Marriott will provide free educational resources for teachers, volunteer training and opportunities to build connections within the California community to promote financial education and focus on how we can empower the next generation to better manage their finances through education.

Register today for this free event, which provides three hours of CPE.

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CalCPA Leadership Institute

What kind of leader are you? To find out, we have just the opportunity: CalCPA Leadership Institute.

Discuss, analyze, reflect and build your leadership skills through this five-day program, during which you’ll learn leadership fundamentals and identify personal leadership styles, as well as gain insight on strategic planning, goal setting and client management, among other topics.

The program will be held Nov. 16-17 (San Diego), Dec. 8-9 (San Jose) and Jan. 19 (Sacramento).

Interested? Grab more information and an application online.

Applications are due Aug. 28.


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