In the Office Archive

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 [...]

Measuring Your Success — What’s Key To Performance?

How can an organization know if it is really being effective? What are the measures of success? Is it how much money is in the checking account? Or how many members or customers it has?  How many dollars of sales? Profit margin? What measurements should we really be looking at to know if we are [...]

Proud Moments On Hallowed Ground

If you haven’t been living under a rock recently you could not help but know that this is a renewal year for your license and firm permit, and that the Society is 100 years old this year. For staff it has been great learning about the Society’s history, seeing past leaders involved in the festivities, [...]

Where Do You Spend Your Time?

Every few years here at the Society we try to evaluate all the programs and services we provide to members. We do this because resources are limited (duh) and we want to make the most of them. And also because things change … new trends, new priorities, new ideas … and we need to continue [...]

The Book Of The Century

The Society’s “official” centennial anniversary (May 6) came and went quietly last week. The big 100-year celebration with more than 800 attending is tomorrow night at the Indiana Roof Ballroom in downtown Indianapolis. Soon that will be over too, and we’ll go back to focusing on the present and the future rather than the past. [...]

The Power Of Peer Group Knowledge

There is an old saying that “It’s not what you know, but who you know.”  I was thinking about that saying last week after our most recent Not-for-Proft CFO Peer Group meeting. Most everyone in the room is the OFO (only financial officer) of their organization, so we all have to reach out to others [...]

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 Professional Licensing Agency by June 30. So let’s [...]

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 media, talk amongst friends and coworkers – it’s [...]

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 it is about the spring of 2015? You [...]

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 did a pretty solid job last year of [...]