In the Office Archive

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 [...]

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 [...]