What’s In Your Professional Development Plan?

What CPE will members take for their 120 hours for the renewal in 2017? That’s right 2015 is the beginning of a new license cycle for CPAs in Indiana! (Not to worry, you will hear a lot about renewing individual licenses and firm permits with the Indiana

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A Defining Time For Our Future

Some things have been happening this week politically in Indiana. I don’t know if you’ve heard about it, but even in the midst of busy season for our members who do taxes, it sure would be hard to miss. All of the news reports, discussions on social

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What Is The Profession To Do?

It has been an interesting year at the Indiana General Assembly for the CPA profession. We haven’t proposed any legislation this year, but there has been a wide variety of proposals that have kept us pretty busy. In all, there have been 570 bills introduced in the

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A Century Of Indiana CPAs

Despite the wintery cold and snow this week, the spring that INCPAS has been eagerly anticipating is almost here (a week from Monday according to the groundhog). Even if you don’t believe Punxsutawney Phil, the calendar says March 20 … a mere 15 days from now. What

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Budgeting Part Of Planning For New INCPAS and COE® Offerings

Hard to believe it’s been a year since we did our last budget … but it’s already time to get busy preparing the next one. I’ve started to review budget numbers from last year to see where we hit the mark, where we missed and why. We

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Why Do CPAs Do All That?

No, really, why do you do what you do? What is it about CPAs that they put on their red capes every day and charge off to do battle with state and federal agencies, solve complicated problems for clients or their organization, do taxes (!), travel around

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Business Plan Competition Teaches Engagement and Enthusiasm

We’ve been talking a lot about the future of learning, new competency models, changes in education, etc. Mostly related to our work on the CPA Center of Excellence®, but also because of other trends and initiatives both within the CPA profession and outside of it. And of

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Is Talking About Diversity Enough?

There is a lot a talk about diversity in the profession. Maybe the discussion is better framed as a discussion about multiculturalism. There are a number of programs that seek to improve the ethnic and cultural diversity of the CPA profession in the United States. Look at

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Have You Had Enough?

Regulation of the CPA profession in the U.S. needs a transformation. Mind you now, not a change – a TRANSFORMATION. Yes – a major overhaul. We need to look at this system in a different way.  We need to look at this system from a 21st century

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Time To Rethink?

It seems that we have been doing that for a while now in Indiana. Knowledge management and the competency-based approach has required a lot of “rethinking.” Maybe you saw the recent article in Accounting Today (November 24, 2014) titled CPA Firms Need to Rethink Themselves. The author

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