In the Office Archive

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 [...]

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 [...]