The Opportunities You Don’t Want To Miss

There are so many opportunities out there.  For one person, it might be an opportunity to get some great tickets for a concert.  Another person might have an opportunity to meet some potential clients at an event later in the week.  And yet someone else might have

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We “Won” And Here’s How We Did It

An objective in the Society’s strategic plan, “advocate on behalf of members to further the profession” falls under my bailiwick.   But “advocacy” is amoeba-like when we try to set key performance indicators that are measurable.  One of our KPIs is “to win” (i.e., we made something happen

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Budget Season Is Almost Here!

I was just thinkin’ that it’s my favorite time of the year.  It’s almost spring, it’s starting to get warmer (on some days), and the days are getting longer.  I even saw my tulip plants starting to pop out of the ground the other day.  And …

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Flexible Education Is The Key To Accommodating Individual Learners

I was an MBA dropout. I got married, became a stepmom, bought a new house, had a baby – you know, all the usual excuses. And then I decided to go back this year, and I am invariably one of the oldest people in my classes (if

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It’s Cold Outside, But INCPAS Is Heating Up

The calendar says we’re still in the middle of the coldest, snowiest winter in recent memory. The Winter Olympics are in their first week. Even the groundhog said six more weeks of winter. But inside the Society office, the pace of planning (if not the temperature), is

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What DOES The Future Hold? Will You Be Relevant?

We are well into the New Year.  It is 2014.  At the Society we spend a lot of time during these early months of every year thinking about the future, both our staff and volunteer leadership.  As a result, we talk a lot about what the future

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CPAs Help Indiana Businesses Prosper

A guest blog post from the executive director of the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency. Indiana continues to be the fiscal envy of the nation.  Our state has lived within its means, promoted pro-jobs tax policies and made important investments toward a prosperous future.  Our AAA bond rating

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WANTED: Advocates For the CPA Profession

Advocacy is a political process by an individual or group which aims to influence public-policy and resource allocation decisions within political, economic, and social systems and institutions.  2014 Wikipedia Do you know who the advocates for the CPA profession are? Well, yes, they are Society staff … and certainly we have

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What is Your Benchmark for the Core Competencies? Now You Can Find Out!

On November 15, the Society in conjunction with advisor David Griffiths, Ph.D. and Cognitive Edge Ltd launched a landmark survey designed to benchmark the core competencies of CPAs in public accounting.  The SenseMaker® tool is a unique survey instrument that uses interactive diads and triads (or sliders)

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My Time at the Indiana CPA Society

Note: INCPAS Marketing Communications & PR Coordinator Tony Flack’s last day at the Society was earlier this week.  He reflects on his time on staff as well as tomorrow’s CPA Celebration, which he was involved with over the past several years. I joined the Indiana CPA Society

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