Los Angeles Chapter
A blog for and by a community of professionals
February 1, 2015
By Jillian N. Phan, CPA
As I’m lying in bed with the flu for the last four days, I’m reminiscing on my profession. What profession can allow for stability, flexibility and great pay? Our profession: the accounting profession!
The accounting profession has many opportunities for growth, and can lead to a long and successful career. Every business and industry will have some type of accounting aspect, from a small business with a need for a bookkeeper to a large Fortune 500 firm with an entire accounting department. Accounting touches all phases of our business and life. In addition, as long as the tax system exists, accountants will be in demand. This means there is a growing need for accounting graduates. In fact, the employment of accountants is expected to grow 16 percent from 2010 to 2020, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Despite economic fluctuation, accountants can look forward to a stable career.
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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.
Save the Date!
LA Chapter’s 10th Anniversary YEP Bowling Night
Thursday, April 23
More details to come. Contact Jackie Quinn-Piper with questions.
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
March 19: Rethinking Networking (Location TBA)
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.
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 toward your accounting future!
The chapter is accepting scholarship applications. Applicants must be a CalCPA member and applications must be postmarked by Friday, Feb. 28.
Thank you to our scholarship donors Carrie and Harry Hidding, and Tayiika Dennis.
This fiscal year, our chapter held 11 networking events, which included partnerships with nine professional organizations for a total attendance of over 1200.
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 would like to thank our generous donors who have contributed to our LA Chapter Scholarship Fund
Peter Magidaff, Magidoff Sadat & Gilmore LLP
Robert and Judith Hay
Anne & Jack Rosenblatt FDN Inc. c/o Grassi & CO. CPA’s
The nomination period for CalCPA’s annual service awards is open through March 31. You can download forms to nominate an outstanding member or firm for the:
- Public Service Award, which is given to a CPA who has been especially active in service to the profession and community.
- Distinguished Service Award, which is granted either on the basis of long and distinguished service or for some singular act resulting in extraordinary contribution to the profession, CalCPA and/or the community.
The AICPA also recognizes our winners, who automatically become eligible for consideration for the AICPA Public Service Award.
Whether you’re rising through the ranks or already part of the management team, your leadership skills help you navigate successfully and deliver the excellent results your firm expects. Join with other savvy professional women to learn about your own leadership style, the art of negotiating and influencing, networking, and other practical and useful leadership skills.
Our keynote speaker will be Carrie Schwab-Pomerantz, president of Charles Schwab Foundation, and we’ll announce our 2015 Women to Watch Awards recipients during a special luncheon presentation.