In the Office Archive

How Would You Spend Extra Time If You Had It?

Everybody’s busy these days. And CPAs might be even busier than most, especially for some at this time of year. After all, it is what they call “busy season.” I regularly hear a lot of people say “I don’t have time” or “there’s just not enough time in the day.” I even say it myself […]

Do You Have What It Takes?

There was an article in Forbes Insights last month titled “The Renaissance CFO.” It caught my attention for a few reasons and I thought it might be of interest to many of you. It’s relevant to CPAs in business and industry of course, but also to CPAs in public accounting who serve CFOs as their […]

We’re never ‘finished’

The day after tomorrow I will graduate from Butler University with my MBA. I started seven years ago, took the prerequisites and then took a five-year break (not really expecting to go back). For the last two years, though, two nights a week I’ve been in class. And then there were the papers, group projects, […]

Nominate Your Favorite CPA For An INCPAS Award

The holiday season is here, and so too is awards season at INCPAS. Indiana’s top CPAs will be honored next spring on May 13 at CPA Celebration. But nominations are needed now. The due date to submit a nomination form is December 18. Nominating is easy. There is just a simple online form to fill […]

Do You Know How The Profession Works?

Here’s a trivia question. What does the number 58 mean in relation to the CPA profession? If you guessed the number of organizations, associations, and governmental entities and agencies that oversee or in some way have an impact on Indiana CPAs, you were right! The INCPAS Board of Directors earlier this week at their annual […]

As The Seasons Change, The Society’s Advocacy Efforts Ramp Up

It’s fall in Indiana … the leaves are turning colors and mornings are crisp. I love the season changes for all the usual reasons, but also because it signals subtle shifts in our advocacy work at the Society. Like squirrels gathering nuts, we are busy laying the groundwork for the legislative session that begins in […]

There Are Many Ways To Learn … Even If They Don’t “Count”

I was just thinkin’… about how lucky I was to be randomly selected for the CPE audit. Yes, seriously … I know I’ve met the CPE requirements by taking my 120 hours of CPE, including the obligatory ethics and A&A hours, so no big deal. But, as I was filling out the audit form, it […]

The Core Competencies — Where Do You Stand?

There has been a lot of discussion lately about core competencies, changes to the current CPE model, the future of learning, and new and enhanced skills for CPAs. Developing these competencies becomes more important with each passing year as complexity in the CPA profession and business continues to evolve. As a CPA and a professional, […]

Influencing The Profession In Indiana And Beyond

Just out this week, INCPAS’ own President & CEO Gary Bolinger has been named as one of the Top 100 Most Influential People in Accounting by Accounting Today. AT’s special report can be found here. With the Professional Issues Update season upon us (the third PIU was earlier today in Lafayette), members across the state […]

We have to try, or what’s the point?

In the words of one of our greatest American songwriters (in my opinion) Lyle Lovett: Look I understand too little too late I realize there are things you say and do You can never take back But what would you be if you didn’t even try You have to try. Now, he said this about […]