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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 [...]

CPE? Professional Development? Competency Enhancement? Does It Matter?

The conversation about learning for professionals seems to be “picking up steam.” It’s almost like it’s very fashionable to talk about a variety of approaches to learning. We first started talking publicly about these concepts relative to the CPA profession with the release of The Future of Competency White Paper in November 2012. The AICPA [...]

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 [...]

INCPAS Goes Back To The Future

Imagine it’s the year 2025. For three days next week, the Society’s Board of Directors and staff will do just that. What will INCPAS be like 10 years from now? What will the CPA profession be like? What kind of opportunities and threats will both be facing? What will the CPA Center of Excellence® look [...]

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. [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

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 Future Of Learning Is Here!

That’s right. The future of learning is here. The AICPA established a task force on the topic that presented recommendations in May of this year (see the article “AICPA task force advocates for new strategies in professional development” from the May Journal of Accountancy). This has been a long time coming (more than 40 years), [...]

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 [...]