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By David W. Taklender
Thanks to everyone who attended the Padres vs. Giants game. It was a great time—and the Padres even managed to pull one out and win the game!
It was another successful ABC Night last month at Tom Ham’s Lighthouse. If you missed it, you’ll have an opportunity to attend the second one in January.
As chapter president, I’ve had the pleasure of attending different group meetings. When I attended the Firm Administrator Forum, I was impressed with the dedication firm administrators brought to the table. They work tirelessly to find new ways to streamline business practices with new or improved systems that bring more efficiency into the office.
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Mark your calendar and save the date now for the region’s premier conference offering 20 hours of quality CPE (tax/A&A focus) and including meals and parking Nov. 16-18 at the Handlery Hotel San Diego. Questions? Call Kay Coffin at (559) 876-3800 or send an email.
Are you pursuing licensure? Are you new to the profession? Are you transitioning in your career? Need some advice or a safe sounding board? Take advantage of a free mentoring session (15-20 minutes) with an experienced CPA offered through the local chapter to members. Questions? Call Kay Coffin at (559) 876-3800 or send an email.
Mark your calendar for these upcoming events! For specific interest groups and discussion groups, please contact the chair or co-chair for dates. If you have any questions, contact Kay Coffin at (559) 876-3800 or send an email.
CalCPA Council annually nominates candidates to serve three-year terms as trustees of CalCPA’s Group Insurance Trust (GIT). Additionally, participating employers in the trust may nominate candidates to be placed on the ballot by submitting supporting petitions by Nov. 1 from at least 20 firms participating in one or more of the GIT’s group health and welfare plans.
For more information, email Genna Armanini or call her at (800) 556-5771, ext. 3257.
Change is in the air for 2017 with the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) unveiling a new version of the Uniform CPA Exam on April 1, 2017. The new version will emphasize testing of higher order skills and more task-based simulations. The new exam will expand from 14 hours to 16, with each section four hours in length.
Representatives from Roger CPA Review will provide details about the new exam, and you will be able to ask questions.
A special thank you to both Roger CPA Review and California State University, Monterey Bay, for their support of this event!
Register for the live event or webcast today!
Do you qualify for the new Financial Professional membership type—priced at only $199.
You do if you’ve never been a licensed CPA, have a bachelor’s degree and meet any one of the following criteria:
Visit the CalCPA website for more information.
Help spread the word about CalCPA and the CPA profession—applications are being accepted for the CalCPA Campus Ambassador Program.
Campus Ambassadors are students passionate about pursuing a career in accounting and becoming CPAs and will spend approximately 20 hours of work per semester focused on:
Eligibility requirements and application are available online.
Applications are due Nov. 18.
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.
Sept. 28: North County Inland DG at The Broken Yolk, 11630 Carmel Mountain Rd.
Sept. 30: Emerging Professionals Speed Mentoring Networking Event at Handlery Hotel San Diego, 950 Hotel Cir. N.
Oct 6: Forensic Services (Sheraton La Jolla Humphrey’s Restaurant – 3299 Holiday Ct)
Nov. 16-18: Tax & Accounting Institute at Handlery Hotel San Diego
Disaster Recovery: A Guide to Financial Issues
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