Orange County/Long Beach Chapter
A blog for and by a community of professionals
March 1, 2014
By John Misuraca
Compared to other workers that do most of their work in an office, CPAs are a unique group. What other professions have a “season” each year where the majority of them are busier and work more hours than the rest of the year? Some people love to boast that they have a “work hard, play hard” style, but most CPAs walk that talk!
To the uninformed observer, it would seem that CalCPA leaders at the chapter and state level can relax for a few months with not much to do and just focus on their day jobs. Nothing could be further from the truth!
Plans and reservations are being made so that, after busy season, we can all “play hard” with mixers and events at cool places, get educated at the Fall Seminar Series and provide scholarships for students hoping to one day do what we do. The leaders will change, but the tasks remain the same.
So, when you’re working late into the night over the next couple months, just remember that relief through fun events and activities will be here before you know it. In the meantime, to steal the slogan from that well-known motel chain, “We’ll keep the light on for you!”
We give away tens of thousands of dollars each year to deserving accounting students at colleges and universities throughout Orange County. If you’re interested in applying, go online and scroll down to Orange County/Long Beach Chapter scholarship information, where you can download the criteria and application fliers that correspond to your grade level.
Applications are due April 1.
For more information, contact chapter program associate Nancy Wilson.
This year’s 15th annual OC Economic Forecast Even was a huge success. At the Jan. 28 event, Esmael Adibi, director of the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research at Chapman University, shared his insights on what we can expect for the economy in the coming year and reviewed his predictions for last year. Keep an eye out for details and plan on joining us for next year’s event. Thank you to our generous sponsor, Beacon Point Wealth Advisors.
The nomination period for CalCPA’s annual service awards is open until March 28. You can download and 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.
Make your nominations today.