San Diego Chapter
A blog for and by a community of professionals
July 1, 2014
By Kelly Wallace
As accountants, our profession does an excellent job at providing ample opportunities to expand our technical accounting skills through CPE. However, it takes more than being a technical accountant to rise up the career ladder. Developing soft skills—such as leadership, project management, strong communication, presentation and interpersonal skills—will help our members be successful in their day to day jobs and, ultimately, thrive in their careers.
Being able to speak in a clear, concise, organized and confident manner in a variety of situations is something that we can all benefit from in both our workplace and personal lives. Whether you realize it, we’re constantly practicing our presentation skills when communicating to supervisors, peers or staff, recruiting new hires, interacting with clients/partners/executives, giving formal presentations or leading meetings.
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Treat yourself! Enjoy fun networking opportunities offered by the local chapter during 2014-15! Register now online or call Program Associate Cindy Holcomb at (619) 303-7010.
Are you a financial literacy volunteer looking for additional training, resources and networking opportunities? Are you considering volunteering your time to promote financial literacy in your community? Do you know of teachers or parents who are interested in bringing financial literacy resources into their schools?
California CPAs, educators, nonprofits, community volunteers, legislators and financial professionals will come together Aug. 6 with a common goal—to fight financial illiteracy.
The 2014 California Financial Literacy Summit at the Burbank Airport Marriott will provide free educational resources for teachers, volunteer training and opportunities to build connections within the California community to promote financial education and focus on how we can empower the next generation to better manage their finances through education.
More information and registration details to this free event are available online. And stick around for the reception following the event.
Our special thanks to Deloitte, PwC, KPMG, EY, Grant Thornton and the California Teachers Association for their generous support!
The US-Mexico Conference, our annual joint event between CalCPA’s San Diego Chapter and the Colegio de Contadores Publicos de Baja California, will take place Aug. 8. Take advantage of the opportunity to stay current with recent developments in international tax related to cross-border issues while you network with colleagues at The Prado in Balboa Park.
Circle Nov. 19-21 on your calendar for our 18th Annual San Diego Tax & Accounting Institute, the region’s premier opportunity for tax professionals to hear the recent developments in federal, state and local tax and accounting issues. Get timely updates on tax legislation and its impact on firms and clients. You’ll get to choose from several breakout sessions focused on tax or accounting, as well as participate in general sessions. Once again, Russ Sullivan will be our keynote speaker.
Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor:
Strong leaders in strategic positions are key to CalCPA’s continued success. CalCPA Leadership Institute is a five-day program designed to teach members skills that will make them better leaders and managers—from identifying personal leadership styles to client management to managing people.
Find more information, including an application, online. Applications are due Aug. 29.
Details for the 2014-15 Emerging Leaders Certificate Program are being finalized—new speakers, new format, new topics. Participants will earn 16 hours of CPE and enjoy two full days of leadership development training and networking with peers, both regionally and within their CalCPA chapter. Visit www.calcpa.org/ELCP for more Information and to register.
- Wednesday, Aug. 20:
Locations vary by chapter