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President's Message

Advancement Guidance for Women

January 1, 2015

By Jillian N. Phan, CPA

Although women are 45 percent of all accounting employees at accounting firms, according to the 2011 Trends in the Supply of Accounting Graduates and the Demand for Public Accounting Recruits issued by the AICPA, only 21 percent of all partners at these firms are women. These statistics indicate that the CPA profession doesn’t have problems with attracting women into the field, but advancement may be the bigger challenge.

The following are recommendations for women to consider pertaining to advancement:

Take calculated risks. Be the person who is most competent in a particular industry, field or subject matter. You must bring new ideas to the table, provide valuable insight and think outside the box.

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YEP Corner

January 1, 2015

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.


 

January 1, 2015

 

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.


Save the Dates

Feb. 19: Networking mixer (South Bay)
March 19: Rethinking Networking (Location TBA)


Sponsorship Opportunities

Sponsoring an Emerging Executives event is a great way to connect with 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. 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 Emily Ku.

Chapter News

Scholarships for Accounting Students

CalCPA awards more than $300,000 in scholarships to California college and university students interested in CPA careers. Scholarships awarded will begin at a minimum of $2,000. Apply now to make that next step towards your accounting future!

The chapter is accepting scholarship applications. Applicants must be a CalCPA member. Click here to download application.

The scholarship application must be postmarked by Friday, Feb. 28.

Thank you to our scholarship donors Carrie and Harry Hidding, and Tayiika Dennis.

Chapter Sponsorship Opportunities

This year, our chapter held 11 networking events, which included partnerships with nine professional organizations for a total attendance of more than 1,200 participants.

As a sponsor, you will have the unique opportunity to promote yourself and your company to reach 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

Jan. 21: CPA Day at the Capitol

CPA Day at the Capitol is one of the most important events for CalCPA members to attend. During each legislative session, bills are introduced that impact you, your clients or your employer. As the business climate continues to change and new legislators take office, we need to build bipartisan relationships with those who share our commitment to the CPA profession. Take a proactive approach to increasing your voice in the political arena and help policymakers understand the issues facing California CPAs.

Register Today.

And read about recent advocacy success in the December 2014 issue of California CPA.

CalCPA Committees: Connect | Share | Grow

Use your talents at the statewide level—serve on our CalCPA committees for 2015-16.

From estate planning to technology, and from personal financial planning to taxation, there’s a committee meeting your interests and expertise.

Work with your peers on projects that increase members’ technical knowledge, enhance the profession’s image and draw the best and brightest into accounting—all while you build leadership skills and make valuable contacts. The application deadline is Jan. 15. Committee appointments will be made later that month and committee term is May 1-April 30.

And we’ve redesigned the process to make it easier and faster for you.

Please note: If you serve on a state committee and would like to continue, reapplication is necessary.

Apply now.


Save the Date

Board of Directors Meeting
Join us as we plan and discuss issues related to our chapter and CalCPA.

Date: Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015
Time: 8–10 a.m.
Location: Skirball Cultural Center Museum
Info: Contact CalCPA Program Associate
Sandy Benitez

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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 online or contact program director Jennifer Kowal.

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From technical committees to discussion groups, the Los Angeles Chapter offers a variety of opportunities to exchange information and connect with your peers. Lists committees or other information within the chapter.

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Program Associate:
Sandy Benitez
(818) 546-3505
Cell: (818) 235-7765

Program Associate:
Emily Ku
(818) 546-3502
Cell: (818) 235-8577

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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