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Fall Is Here!

November 1, 2016

By Scott Donnelly

Fall is here! Unlike so many others, I look forward to the time change in the fall. My favorite days are the ones where I wake up early to walk my dogs, have a cup of coffee relaxing in my backyard with a slight chill in the air and catch up on the news or Facebook on my iPad. Fall is often filled with family gatherings, a beach bonfire, complex red wines and bowls of hot soup, as well as the trimming away of excess growth on the shrubs. I also find it a great time to catch up with clients and other professionals. Lunches can be a little longer without feeling the pressure to get right back to the office to complete returns or approve financial statements. Our minds are less cluttered and have more room to fill up with CPE.

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YEP Corner

November 1, 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 Tracey Zink or call (818) 546-3554 for any questions.

Nov. 10: Young and Emerging Professionals Committee: Joint Networking Mixer

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to network with other young and emerging professionals from our chapter; Chartered Financial Analysts, Los Angeles; the National Association of Insurance and Financial Advisors, Los Angeles Chapter; the Los Angeles Young Tax Lawyers, a standing committee of the State Bar of California’s Taxation Section; the Credit Management Association; the Risk Management Association; the Institute of Internal Auditors of Los Angeles; the Los Angeles Association of Health Underwriters Vanguard Council; and the Los Angeles Junior Chamber of Commerce.

Join us and expand your network.

Date: Thursday, Nov. 10
Time: 6–9 p.m.
Location: The Parlor, West Los Angeles
Cost: $15/members; $25/nonmembers (add $5 for same day and at door registration; cost includes appetizers and one drink ticket).
Register or learn more.

November 1, 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

Thank You to Our Scholarship Contributors

We would like to thank the following for their generous contributions to our scholarship fund! We recently awarded $20,000 to Los Angeles area students. 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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LA Chapter ABC Night: Attorneys, Bankers & CPAs Nov. 17

The Attorneys, Bankers & CPAs Networking Event is an opportunity to meet key decision-makers in the Southern California financial community. We’ll provide a mix of professionals—along with one beer/wine ticket and hors d’oeuvres.

Net proceeds from this event benefit the our Charles Gumbiner Lou Savett Memorial Scholarship Fund. This scholarship is awarded to an accounting student who demonstrates academic excellence and a dedication to community service. Be sure to bring at least 100 business cards to the event!

Location: Andaz Hotel
Cost: $40/members; $50/nonmembers; $25/student members; Add $10/walk-ins
(includes heavy hors d’ouevres and a drink ticket; non-hosted valet parking is $14; self parking located behind the hotel).

Learn more and register.

Chapter Holiday Networking Mixer Dec. 8

Network with the top financial professionals in the industry at this holiday-themed social networking event. We want to help you meet colleagues from firms across the Los Angeles area while you take in an amazing view of the Bay at Whiskey Red’s, located in the idyllic fisherman’s village of Marina del Rey, the largest man-made yacht basin in the world.

Download the flier.

Learn more and register.

Wine Industry Conference 2016

CalCPA News

Apply Now: CalCPA, AICPA, Ed Foundation Leadership

The application period
for the 2017-18 CalCPA Board and Council, AICPA Council and CalCPA Education Foundation trustee and officer positions is open.

For information and to apply, please visit the following all-new online application links:

All applications must be submitted electronically through one of the above links by Dec. 5. Learn
 more online.

Get Ready for CPA Day

Registration is open for the next CPA Day at the Capitol—Jan. 31—in Sacramento.

CPA Day is CalCPA’s kickoff event of the legislative session, where members set the groundwork for CalCPA’s advocacy efforts for the upcoming session by discussing important issues facing the CPA profession and businesses.

Make sure your voice—and that of the profession’s—is heard.

Women to Watch Awards: Know a Star?

CalCPA is looking for women who have made significant contributions to the accounting profession or who demonstrate characteristics that enable them to become leaders in the profession.

Our Women to Watch awards will be given in two categories: Experienced Leaders and Emerging Leaders. Winners will be selected by members of the Women’s Leadership Forum Planning Committee and announced at our Women’s Leadership Forum April 28.

Nomination information and applications are available online. Nomination forms are due Feb. 17.

CalCPA Committees: Build Leadership Skills, Share Expertise

Want to use your talents at the statewide level? Your opportunity awaits—the application period will soon open to serve on our CalCPA committees for 2017-18. From estate planning to technology, and from personal financial planning to taxation, there’s a committee meeting your interests and expertise.

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

Serving on state committees allows you to 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.

Keep an eye out for details about the application process. Committee appointments will be made in early 2017 and the committee term is May 1–April 30.

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.

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Save the Dates

Board of Directors Meeting
Join us as we plan and discuss issues related to our chapter and CalCPA. Date: Thursday, Nov. 10
Location: The Parlor, Los Angeles
Info: Contact Program Associate Melissa Czepaniewski for more information.

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:
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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