In the Office Archive

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 course, as the association that represents the profession [...]

… About Enhancing Audit Quality

In August, the AICPA released a discussion paper about enhancing audit quality.  The discussion paper was a comprehensive review of the AICPA’s short term plans and long term ideas about steps that can be taken to ensure that the quality of audits is and continues to be at a high level. The INCPAS Board of [...]

INCPAS Goes Back To The Future

Imagine it’s the year 2025. For three days next week, the Society’s Board of Directors and staff will do just that. What will INCPAS be like 10 years from now? What will the CPA profession be like? What kind of opportunities and threats will both be facing? What will the CPA Center of Excellence® look [...]

Looking For A 40-Year-Old?

“I’m looking for a 40-year-old.” Three times last week I was approached by CPAs who said those words to me in one form or another. At least two people the week before. I guarantee I’ll hear it again several times before the end of the month. Just what do these people want with 40-year-olds? They [...]

Moving Indiana’s Mountains On Behalf Of CPAs

Did you feel the Earth move on September 18? Probably not, but on that day, the Society gave another big shove to Indiana’s regulatory mountain. (I know – unless you are from southern Indiana you didn’t know there were mountains in Indiana.) The mountain I refer to is the state regulation of the CPA profession. [...]

What’s A Live Simulation Event?

We’ve been talking a lot about the CPA Center of Excellence® lately … on this blog, at the Professional Issues Update, and through a variety of other INCPAS communications pieces, both print and digital. And for good reason. The CPA Center of Excellence® is a huge undertaking and its potential to help CPAs achieve success [...]

Taking The Lead In Integrated Reporting

It’s both scary and cool to be a pioneer. The Indiana CPA Society just released an Integrated Report, and we were the first state CPA society in the country, and likely the first association in the United States, to do so. You might be asking, what’s that and why should I care? I’ll define what [...]

Getting Better Requires Continuous Improvement

“If you’re not getting better, you’re getting worse.” I have no idea whom to attribute this quote to and when I Googled it, it seems it might be sports-related so I became immediately disinterested in its origins. But, I heard the mayor of Newark, N.J., say it in a radio interview once and I loved [...]

CPA Center of Excellence® In The News: The Media Is Interested … Are You?

You’ve heard about the CPA Center of Excellence®. But have you experienced it? The Quick Start Guide, the online courses, the live courses, the benchmark competency assessment survey, the CPA Center of Excellence® Online, the Fusion Network … If not, I’d strongly recommend it. But don’t just take my word for it. We’ve been telling [...]

Because Why?

Being the first new hire at the CPA Society in more than a year, it was awkward coming in. The second newest person had already been here a year and a half, and the longest for 30. Every company has their established staff circles and dynamics, and at a certain point in life it gets [...]