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By Megan Boldizsar
I always find that the best way to understand my clients and my personal financial decisions is to see into the future—via the great information presented by Mira Farka at our Economic Forecast on Jan. 24. I know you’ll find it valuable, too.
This event is attended by more than 100 people who are preparing themselves for 2018 and beyond. Net proceeds from the event will be used to support accounting students in Orange County and Long Beach.
Don’t miss this opportunity to become a sponsor! Please email chapter program associate Heidi Larkin-Reed for details or register online now.
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Dec 6: YEP Holiday Party @ Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar
As your client’s trusted advisor your role in helping them to understand their social security benefits is critical. This presentation will review recent changes in the social security rules, and how to recommend the best social security claiming strategy for your clients.
Register or learn more.
The application period for the 2018-19 CalCPA Board and Council, AICPA Council and CalCPA Education Foundation trustee and officer positions is open.
California CPAs are the driving force behind one of the world’s largest economies—and CalCPA provides the opportunities to help you develop critical leadership skills, and a platform to showcase them, at the local and state level.
Isn’t it time you put your leadership skills to use for the betterment of the CPA profession? More information and application are available online. Applications are due Dec. 4.
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 cars, play in a band, devote time to nonprofit causes, have taken on physical endurance challenges, surf, DJ 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.
By Soco Davenport
Much has been written about the benefits of a diverse workforce. For example, a survey of 300 senior executives of large corporations by Forbes Insight concluded that a “diverse and inclusive workforce is necessary to drive innovation, foster creativity and guide business strategies.” The report further states how a diverse workforce is “crucial for companies who want to attract and retain top talent.”
And accounting firms and other workplaces in California don’t need to look far to see that diversity. Consider these facts from the Census Bureau:
“Diversity is a business reality and necessary to be effective and competitive in this new global economy,” says Kathy Johnson, 2018-19 CalCPA chair. As CalCPA’s first African American chair, Johnson is embracing her unique position to “inspire young minorities to give them an opportunity to see themselves as a CPA and a leader in the largest state society of CPAs.”
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