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.
2014 Women’s Leadership Forum
Friday, April 25
Time: 9 a.m.– 6 p.m.
Location: Hyatt Regency Century Plaza Hotel
2025 Avenue of the Stars
Los Angeles, CA 90067
Cost: $149/members; $199/nonmembers
CPE: 6 hours (non-technical)
Learn leadership ideas, trends and practical guidance that will make a difference in your professional life. Topics include executive presence, working within generational differences, making a difference on nonprofit and corporate boards and more. We’ll also present our Women to Watch Awards, which recognize women for their outstanding contributions to the profession and communities.
Learn more and register.
By renewing your CalCPA membership, you will keep your access to advocacy in Sacramento, leadership opportunities, news and trends, exclusive discounts, continuing education and a network of more than 40,000 CalCPA members. Plus, renew today and receive a FREE 4-hour ethics course valued at $190.