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Unlimited CPE for NYSSCPA Members

Introducing a New Member Benefit!
 
NYSSCPA members now have free unlimited access to over 200 CPE courses in our Self Study Course Catalog.
 
"I enjoy the online CPE because it allows for me to stay up-to-date with pertinent accounting issues while studying on my own time. I can pause the sessions and resume at my convenience. I feel the CPE is highly relevant as a majority of the sessions have lecturers who are experts in their field. The online interface that NYSSCPA utilizes is user friendly and allows me to easily sort by topic."
– Greg Kozerski, Jr., NYSSCPA Member

 
 
The New NYSSCPA Career Center

Whether you're an employer looking for your next great hire, or a job seeker looking for your next great opportunity, the NYSSCPA Career Center is here to assist you.

Employers: Post Job Descriptions Here
Job Seekers: View Open Positions Here

 
 
Get Money Smart

The cost of financial ignorance is high.

Check out these materials and consider attending one of our free events to learn more about taxes, credit, debt, budgeting, the basics of investing and learning activities for children.

 
 
The NYSSCPA Technical Hotline

Stumped? Get CPA expertise through the technical hotline!

Call the hotline at 212-719-8309 or
email your inquires to technical@nysscpa.org.

 

The Latest From Our Publications


Read the June 2017 Issue on

CPAJournal.com

This month marks our annual focus on technology. This special brings together thought leaders on an array of cutting-edge subjects—insightful analysis on several nascent technologies as well as informed speculation on how they will affect business and accounting practice, and the risks and opportunities they introduce.

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  • A Conversation with the ‘CPA Ninja’
    Apr 25, 2017

    Jeff Elliott, CPA, is the founder of Another71.com, a CPA exam-focused site that attracts more than 100,000 unique visitors a month to its blog, resource-heavy forum, and NINJA CPA Review study courses. He took the time to respond to questions from NextGen about his company.

  • Study Upgrade! How Technology Is Changing the Face of Exam Prep
    Apr 18, 2017
    CPA firm owners are integrating—and even reorganizing—their practices around advances in big data and artificial intelligence (AI). Using these technologies, firms can automate data collection and analytics and, ultimately, transform auditing itself, as AI can discover data patterns and identify red flags that only humans had the ability to recognize before. But these benefits aren’t limited to client services.
  • The New CPA Exam: What You Need to Know
    Apr 11, 2017

    So, you’ve set your sights on obtaining a CPA license. If you’ve decided you are willing to face seemingly endless hours of study, sleepless nights, and feelings of isolation, all in the hopes of being among the 57 percent of candidates who pass the exam, then you’ve come to the right place. You probably also know that as of April 1, 2017, CPA candidates across the country and around the globe have had a new exam to contend with. Here's what you need to know about the new version of the exam.

  • Former Madoff Clients, Seeking to Retain Profits, Get Assistance From Madoff Himself
    Jun 23, 2017
    Former clients of disgraced financier Bernie Madoff, defending themselves from a lawsuit on behalf of the victims of his multi-billion dollar Ponzi scheme, received some assistance from an unlikely source: Bernie Madoff himself. 
  • TIGTA: IRS Missed More Than 500,000 Employment Identity Theft Victims
    Jun 23, 2017
    The Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration (TIGTA) said that employment identity theft is a much more widespread problem than initially thought, as the IRS did not identify more than 500,000 victims, even though identity thieves electronically filed tax returns with evidence that they used the victims’ Social Security Numbers (SSN) to gain employment.
  • Senate Republicans Unveil Their Version of Health Care Bill
    Jun 22, 2017
    After working for weeks behind closed doors, Senate Republican leaders finally made public the details of their version of the American Healthcare Act. 
  • State Legislature Passes Bill, Supported by the Society, Mandating Peer Review for All Firms
    Jun 22, 2017
    On June 21, the last day of the New York legislative session this year, the state Legislature passed a bill (S6026A), 60-2, requiring peer review for all CPA firms that take on attest engagements for clients, regardless of size. The NYSSCPA advocated for passage of the act, which eliminates an exemption from mandatory peer review for firms with two or fewer CPAs, in order to protect the public interest by ensuring best practices among all CPA firms that perform audits.
  • PwC Adds Outsiders to Board
    Jun 22, 2017
    PricewaterhouseCoopers has added two outside directors to its board, an unusual move for any U.S. Big Four accounting firm. 
  • White House Tax Reform: The TaxStringer's Recommended Reading List for CPAs
    Mar 27, 2017
    The Trump Administration promised federal tax reform legislation within 100 days of the president's first term. In an effort to keep TaxStringer readers apprised of federal tax reform developments, the editors have compiled the following list of articles from trustworthy sources that will be updated on a regular basis.
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  • Investments by U.S. Investors in Non-U.S. Businesses – Tax Planning and Effective Structuring
    Jun 1, 2017
    Planning and effective structuring for U.S. investors investing in non-U.S. businesses can only be accomplished with an understanding of the various rules that impact cross-border transactions. 
  • Issues in Sun Capital Continue to be Top of Mind for Investment Funds
    Jun 1, 2017

    In March 2016, the federal district court in Massachusetts (the “District Court”), issued a decision in Sun Capital Partners III, LP v. New England Teamsters & Trucking Industry Pension Fund, 2013 U.S. App. LEXIS 15190 (1st Cir. 2013) (“Sun Capital”), holding that, for purposes of pension withdrawal liability under Title IV of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), as amended by the Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendment Act of 1980 (MPPAA), two private equity funds were engaged in a trade or business and that they were under “common control” with the portfolio company such that they were jointly and severally liable for its pension withdrawal liability. 

  • The Appropriate Approach to Misappropriation: Responding to Fraud in Non-Profit Organizations
    Jun 1, 2017
    Fraud can be one of the most devastating discoveries within an organization—and reports about defrauded organizations suffering significant losses due to employee corruption are rising. 
  • Protecting Your Assets From a Future Former Spouse
    Jun 1, 2017
    No one weds with the intention of later divorcing, but most people recognize at least a possibility that the person standing next to them at the altar might actually be their "future former spouse."

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