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President's Message

December 2017/January 2018

January 10, 2018

By Martin L. Sniewski









YEP Corner

January 14, 2018

Connect with other CalCPA young and emerging professionals and join our chapter’s YEP Committee. All you need to do is update your member profile and you will receive notifications of upcoming YEP events.

We now have a CalCPA YEP – LA Chapter LinkedIn page! Join in the conversation, post and chat with other young professionals and hear about upcoming events.

Please email program associate Tracey Zink or call (818) 546-3554 for any questions.

Chapter Accepting Scholarship Applications
The chapter awards more than $25,000 in scholarships to California college and university students interested in CPA careers every year! Apply now to make that next step towards your accounting future!

Not a CalCPA member? Student membership is free. Join online.

Scholarship applications due Wednesday, Feb. 28.

Chapter News

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Highlights From Our First Attendance of the BizFed Annual Meeting

Our chapter became a member of BizFed (LA County Business Federation) this year, which allows our members, especially members in industries, to be updated, informed and participate in city, county and state business advocacy that goes beyond tax and accounting. BizFed’s mission is to strengthen the voice of businesses and has more than 130 member organizations representing more than 260,000 businesses.

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Chapter Scholarships: Thank You

We would like to thank the following for their generous contributions to our LA Chapter Scholarship Fund! The LA Chapter recently awarded $25,000 to Los Angeles area students. Your support goes a long way in shaping the pathway to future CPA careers!

  • Dina Britten, CPA, CFP
  • Joseph Broyles, CPA, Esq.
    (The Law Offices of Joseph A. Broyles, Inc.)
  • Irving Codron
  • CohnReznick LLP
  • Crowley Legal Strategy
  • California United Bank
  • Scott Donnelly, CPA (PDM)
  • Ani Galyan, CPA, Esq. (MillarLaw)
  • Justin Gugajew, CPA (RGA LLP)
  • Carrie Hidding, CPA (TeamCFO)
  • Gumbiner Savett Inc.
  • Robert Wayne Hay, CPA (Perry Hay LLP)
  • Bill Liang, CPA (Merrill Lynch)
  • James Macklin, CPA
  • Manufacturers Bank
  • Matthew Martin, CPA (PDM LLP)
  • Jon Myers
  • Neil Patel, CPA (Insignia Mortgage)
  • Lewis Sharpstone, CPA (BDO)
  • Martin Sniewski, CPA (Crowe Horwath, LLP)
  • Thompson Coburn, LLP
  • Steven Valdes, CPA
  • Tayiika Dennis, CPA (NSBN LLP)


Chapter Sponsorship Opportunities

This year the chapter held 11 networking events, which included partnerships with nine professional organizations for a total attendance of more than 1,200. As a sponsor, you will have the unique opportunity to promote yourself and your company to our chapter’s 11,000 members, plus hundreds of other financial professionals who attend our events. This is a great way to start your involvement with the CPA community.

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CalCPA News

Behind the License

We know there’s more to your life than the tax forms, deadlines and rules and regulations that you spend time with at the office. And we want to tell your story—or the story of a member you may know.

Our monthly Final Entry feature in California CPA takes a look at the person behind the license. Over the years we’ve featured members who race carsplay in a banddevote time to nonprofit causeshave taken on physical endurance challengessurfDJ and make wine.

So, what’s your story?

If you’d like to participate or want to recommend a colleague, contact managing editor Damien English with details and we’ll set up a short interview.



IRS E-Services Moves to Secure Access Protection

As of Dec. 10, all tax professionals and payers who wish to use e-Services must create an e-Services account using a more rigorous identity proofing process called Secure Access Authentication.

Any e-Services user who has not previously created a Secure Access account through Get Transcript Online, IP PIN tool, View Balance or by exception processing in recent days must validate their identity through this more rigorous process. This also includes all TIN Matching users and users who received Letter 5903 last December and authenticated by telephone.

This new process is not optional on the part of the IRS or its online users. The change is being made to meet federal information system standards.


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Items of Interest

The College of Business Administration and the College of the Extended University are offering an accelerated master of science in accountancy, designed for working professionals who wish to advance their careers, either as a CPA or in another area of accounting.

Learn more and register.

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LA Estate Planning Committee



Contact Us

Program Associate:
Melissa Czepaniewski
(818) 546-3505


Program Associate:
Tracey Zink
(818) 546-3554


Program Associate:
Shelly Medina
(818) 658-3265


Division Director:
Membership and Strategic Programming
Jill Gorman
(650) 522-3204

330 N. Brand Blvd.; Suite 710
Glendale CA 91203

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