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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 [...]

We “Won” And Here’s How We Did It

An objective in the Society’s strategic plan, “advocate on behalf of members to further the profession” falls under my bailiwick.   But “advocacy” is amoeba-like when we try to set key performance indicators that are measurable.  One of our KPIs is “to win” (i.e., we made something happen or prevented something from happening.”)  The greater challenge [...]

CPAs Help Indiana Businesses Prosper

A guest blog post from the executive director of the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency. Indiana continues to be the fiscal envy of the nation.  Our state has lived within its means, promoted pro-jobs tax policies and made important investments toward a prosperous future.  Our AAA bond rating was recently renewed – a vote of confidence [...]

Do You Have an Ethics Question?

About the Indiana CPA Society’s Ethics Committee and what it does … when most people hear “ethics committee” and “code of professional conduct,” their thoughts automatically go to the really serious violations we hear about  because a member has been terminated from INCPAS membership. But in reality, the ethics committee’s role is much more involved [...]

What I Learned From My INCPAS Scholars Experience

Diversity in the CPA profession has barely changed over the past 25 years. The Society has been actively working to increase diversity in the profession through many diversity initiatives. One of them is the INCPAS Scholars program. The objective of the Scholars program is to promote the CPA profession to minority high school students in [...]

Happy Birthday, FASB!

Want to impress all of your CPA friends with some lesser known facts about the profession?  Come on, who doesn’t?  But seriously, I bet the majority of Indiana CPAs don’t know that the FASB turns 40 this year, and that there is a strong Hoosier connection to the FASB and its origin. The FASB came [...]