Peninsula/Silicon Valley Chapter
A blog for and by a community of professionals
November 27, 2013
By Minel Diaz, CPA
Can you believe the year is going by so fast? Thanksgiving and now the December holidays are upon us. It’s the time of year when we welcome the cold winter weather (cold is relative when living in California; it doesn’t get to be freezing often), which is a nice change of pace after tax season or your work’s busy season. It’s also the busiest time of the year with people shopping for presents, preparing for the holiday dinners and getting ready for family gatherings. For spiritual people (or maybe everyone else), we prepare ourselves by cleansing our mind, body and soul as we enter this holiday season.
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It’s a car, it’s a plane … no, wait … it’s lots of planes—with booze and beef skewers. Join us Thursday, Jan. 30, as we celebrate our annual ABC Networking Mixer at Hiller Aviation Museum. All net proceeds from the event benefit the chapter’s scholarship fund for aspiring CPAs. This two-hour bash will be filled with fun social networking, an open bar and hors d’oeuvres—all to raise money for a good cause.
Since 2005, we have awarded more than $84,000 in scholarships to students at Canada College, City College of San Mateo, Menlo College, Notre Dame de Namur University and Skyline College.
Promote your company and contact Wendy Mai via email or at (650) 522-3231 for sponsorship exposure and opportunities.
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Learn the hottest, insider updates on finance and business in China and Asia during our fourth Asia Business Forum. Kill two birds with one stone as this event will qualify for CPE and is a fundraiser for Peninsula Silicon Valley and Silicon Valley San Jose chapters’ scholarship funds for aspiring CPAs.
Promote your company and email Wendy Mai, or call (650) 522-3231, for sponsorship exposure and opportunities.
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Want to use your talents at the statewide level? Your opportunity awaits—the application period is open to serve on our CalCPA committees for 2014-15. From estate planning to technology, and from personal financial planning to taxation, there’s a committee meeting your interests and expertise.
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. The application deadline is Dec. 15 and committee appointments will be made in January.
Learn more and apply online.
Join your colleagues Jan. 22 for a visit to Sacramento. Legislators are not always familiar with the CPA profession’s unique environment and CPA Day at the Capital is your chance to familiarize your representatives about issues important to CPAs statewide.
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The CalCPA Accounting Principles and Auditing Standards Committee is providing a valuable resource for every CPA’s library available online. Here you will find:
- Comment letters issued by the committee on professions standards exposure drafts for the last two years;
- Recent professional standards (does not included those for public or international entities) with links to the actual standards;
- Links to California CPA magazine’s recent auditing and accounting articles;
- Links to AICPA resources, which include SASs, SSARS, SSAEs, SQCS, and Code of Professional Conduct; and
- Link to FASB Codification (basic view only).
This single page can save hours of research time by providing all the resources you need in your practice.