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YEP Corner

May 1, 2017

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.


June 5: Young and Emerging Professionals Committee: Dodgers Night

May 17, 2017

Step up to the plate and join us for our YEP Dodgers Night! We’ll have food, drinks and the opportunity to network before watching the Dodgers take on the Washington Nationals.

Time: 5:10–7:10 p.m./networking (Loge Terrace); 7:10 p.m./first pitch
Location: Dodger Stadium (Loge Terrace), 1000 Elysian Park Ave., Los Angeles
Cost: $30/members; $40/nonmembers; $25/students (includes food, one drink ticket and one game ticket)

Note: Tickets will be on sale until May 26 and will be emailed prior to the event. No registration at the door.
Parking: $10/reserve parking online (www.dodgers.com/parking); $20/at the gate.

Register or learn more.

       Thank you to our sponsors who help make this event possible!





Questions or looking for sponsorship information? Contact Tracey Zink, chapter program associate.


Chapter News


Installation of 2017-17 Board of Directors

Although the skies were overcast and the temperature cool, chapter members and their families enjoyed picnic foods and camaraderie during the installation of officers. Here is some photo coverage of the event:

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June 8: Meet Your Leadership Networking Mixer

Join us to meet some of your colleagues from firms across the Los Angeles area and enjoy great conversations; make quality business connections and mingle with top professionals; and start building sustainable and meaningful business relationships.

Date: Thursday, June 8
Time: 6:30–9 p.m., Registration opens at 6 p.m.
Location: Intercontinental Los Angeles Century City @ The Garden: 2151 Avenue of the Stars, Los Angeles
Cost: $35/CalCPA members; $45/nonmembers (add: $5 at the door)

  • Includes appetizers, drink ticket
  • Valet parking only ($18)
  • Professional attire

We have sponsorships available. Contact program associate Melissa Czepaniewski.

Register or learn more

LA Chapter and The Sean Brock Foundation 5/10K Run/Walk

The Sean Brock Foundation provides resources, educational assistance and scholarship to the families of fallen or wounded service members.  The nonprofit organization is named in honor of U.S. Marine Corps Capt. Sean Lee Brock, who put his education on hold in 2004 when he was deployed to Iraq for a second term.

Brock died on Feb. 2, 2005, from injuries sustained in battle.

CalCPA is proud to be a co-host of this event.

Event proceeds will be split between the Sean Brock Foundation, which awards scholarships to the families of fallen or wounded service members, and the CalCPA Los Angeles Chapter, which awards scholarship to local college/university students studying accounting.  Last year the chapter awarded $30,000 in scholarships.  

So, get your teams ready for some friendly competition and help raise scholarships funds! And check out the Facebook page for run updates.

Register online. 

For event or sponsorship information, contact program associate Tracey Zink via email or call (818) 546-3554.

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

ENTC Conference


Sales Tax on Services Legislation Introduced

Tax on services continues to be a topic of discussion in the Legislature. A recently introduced bill, SB 640 (Hertzberg), proposes to enact a sales tax on services—including those provided by CPAs. While the bill does not articulate how such a complex shift in the tax burden would be accomplished, the introduction of this legislation keeps the issue on the radar within the public policy arena—particularly as tax reform conversations heat up.

Similar far-reaching tax on services proposals were introduced in 2015 and 2016 by Sen. Hertzberg, but both bills died in the Legislature when they failed to meet legislative deadlines. These proposal have been characterized as a way to broaden California’s tax base to address a volatile stream of tax revenue. However, the proposal would impose an extremely complex shift in the tax burden to raise billions in new tax revenues.

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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.

Join us at a CPE Weeks destination!
July 10–14
Aug. 7–11
Oct. 23-27
Nov. 27–Dec. 1


Free Student and Educator Membership

Join today and gain access to CalCPA's full range of professional tools and resources.


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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Chapter Mentoring

LA Estate Planning Committee

Loyola Master of Tax Law Program Scholarships for 2015-16

Looking for a program on how to structure business operations and transactions to achieve the best tax results? The Loyola Master of Tax Law program is offering full-tuition scholarships for all 2015-16 regularly admitted full-time students.

Find more information contact program director Jennifer Kowal.


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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