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President's Message

The Home Stretch

April 1, 2016

By Tayiika M. Dennis, CPA

It’s the bottom of the 9th inning for those with the upcoming tax deadline. And those of us in audit were equally busy with March 31 deadlines, and still have upcoming audits and board presentations.

But even more bittersweet for me, it is my last President’s Message to you. Please allow me to reminisce a little about the fantastic year we’ve had together.

May 1, 2015 will always be a special day, as it was my first day as your president and my first day as a partner at NSBN LLP. The CalCPA Installation of Officers at Universal Studios was wonderful for all those in attendance. A perfectly sunny 78 degrees, lines for the rides were not long and the BBQ lunch was plentiful and delicious. The best part of the installation for me was proudly standing in front of the more than 300 attendees, which included my immediate family, my NSBN family and many CalCPA friends and colleagues. My speech was warmly received and I am happy to say I managed to get through it without shedding tears of happiness.

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YEP Corner

February 27, 2016

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.

Please email program associate Melissa Czepaniewski or call (818) 546-3505 for any questions.

April 26: YEP Committee Bowling Night

Get ready to experience VIP status! Join us for the perfect opportunity to get involved and socialize with other young professionals in the VIP lounge with private lanes. We’ll award prizes, but the objective is networking, so novices and seasoned bowlers alike are welcome.

Time: 6:30–9 p.m.
Location: Bowlmor Lanes, Pasadena
Cost: $25/members, $35/nonmembers (add $5 for same day and at door registration; appetizers, bowling, shoe rental, and one drink ticket included)
Info: Contact Tracey Zink or call (818) 546-3554)

Register online.

Thank you to our sponsors:

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February 28, 2016

This committee is for public or private professionals with five-10 years of experience who are in manager, director, vice president or similar roles—or are looking to take their careers to the next level. Our committee offers events where you can learn, network and see what distinguishes an average leader from a great one. Share leadership stories, learn from others’ challenges and successes, and get a plan together that will help you advance your career.

Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring an Emerging Executives event is a great way to connect with public or private professionals. As a sponsor, you will have a great opportunity to meet these professionals and promote yourself and your company. Do you have a conference room that seats at least 20-30? Inquire about in-kind sponsorship!

If you’d like to be a sponsor, contact program associate Jackie Quinn-Piper.

Chapter News

Call for CFO Nominations

Each year the San Fernando Valley Business Journal hosts its annual CFO of the Year Awards to recognize outstanding financial CFO stewards. As a presenting sponsor of this year’s CFO of the Year Awards, CalCPA would like to invite its members to nominate. What a great way recognize the profession and promote CalCPA in the community. Nominees must spend 90 percent of their time working in the greater San Fernando Valley region: West to Ventura border, East to Glendale, North to Palmdale/Lancaster and South 101/134 corridor

Nominations are due by April 29. Nomination forms are available online.

Thank You to Our Generous Donors

We’d like to thank the following for their generous contributions to our chapter’s scholarship fund! We recently awarded $25,000 to Los Angeles area students—and your support goes a long way in shaping the pathway to future CPA careers!

Justin Gugajew, CohnReznik
Scott Donnelly, PDM
Tayiika Dennis, NSBN LLP
Martin Sniewski, Crowe Horwath, LLP
Ani Galyan, MillarLaw
Joseph Broyles, The Law Offices of Joseph A. Broyles, Inc.
Richard Giedlin, Deloitte

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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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Need Guidance for that Next Step in Becoming a CPA? Sign Up for the Mentorship Program!

The chapter is offering a mentorship program for Los Angeles area university students. This program’s purpose is to:

  • Help students who lack the resources for guidance and education for future careers in accounting;
  • Provide a channel for students to gain insight on real-world challenges and rewards; and
  • Inspire growth and professional development as well as establish meaningful relationships between mentors and mentees.

We’re looking for mentors as well. If you have some insight to share and would like to help out a fellow up and coming CPA, let us know!

For questions and information, please email program associate Jackie Quinn-Piper or call (818) 546-3509.


Join CalCPA for a Day at the Beach!

Come join us for a beautiful day at the beach where the chapter will be holding its 2016-17 board of director’s installation at the Redondo Beach Historic Library. Bring your family and friends to enjoy Hawaiian-style lunch and entertainment. What a better way to start off the summer!

For more information, contact program associate Melissa Czepaniewski or call (818) 546-3505.

Learn more and register

CalCPA News

June 23: CalCPA Education Foundation 50th Anniversary Gala


Reception, Silent Auction, Dinner & Dancing
The Langham Huntington Hotel | Pasadena
5:30–11 p.m.


Employee Benefit Plans Annual Audit Conference - April 25, 2016
Governmental Accounting & Auditing Conference - May 12, 2016
CalCPA 50th Anniversary
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Board of Directors Meeting
Join us as we plan and discuss issues related to our chapter and CalCPA. Date: Thursday, May 12
Location: The Olympic Collection, West Los Angeles
Info: Contact Program Associate Melissa Czepaniewski for more information.

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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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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:
Jackie Quinn-Piper
(818) 546-3509
Cell: (818) 219-2538

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

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

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