In the Office Archive

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 [...]

Growth Spurt: Your Online Professional Network and CPE Options Just Got Bigger

News Flash! Learning is changing. How, when, where and even what people learn today is drastically different than even a few years ago. (I venture to guess that anyone in the business community today would not find that information noteworthy.) Now, “how” YOU as a busy CPA professional in the marketplace addresses your changing needs [...]

The CPA Center of Excellence®’s Quick Start Guide – This Is Better!

So, we’ve been telling you “This is Better” the last few weeks, about the all-new CPA Center of Excellence®.  So what is the CPA Center of Excellence® all about and why is it better? If you read the most recent edition of CPA INPerspective, the CPA Center of Excellence® was featured throughout the magazine.  In [...]

Putting Our Best Foot Forward

It’s that time of year. Membership time. Even though many of our members renew online, our mail tubs still fill up with dues envelopes. As we see the checks come in it’s a great reminder of why we’re here. It’s all about you, the CPA, and what you need as an INCPAS member. I recently [...]