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The NYSSCPA would like to thank Rochester Chapter Member Cheryl Yawman for being a 2016-2017 Chapter Champion!

An active summer followed by a full fall schedule of events

By KENNETH O. HALL

Rochester Chapter President

The Rochester Chapter is in full swing, having just finished with a successful COAP program at Rochester Institute of Technology.  For a few weeks it looked like our COAP was going to not happen; however, due to a few last minute applicants from the Buffalo Chapter that put us over the top and a huge sway of support from HQ, we pulled it off.  The “WE” was led by Vince Manwaring and his COAP Committee (See the Rochester Chapter Website for the complete list).  I was present for about half of the program and I can tell you that we had a bright group of students (and hopefully future CPA’s) and truly gifted presenters.  Vince shared a few of the students’ comments and I’d like to share them with you:

"Before I attended the COAP program I thought being an accountant was sitting in an office all day, sitting in small cubicles, and doing impossible math. After being here, I learned that is not what accountants do at all. There is so much more to the accounting field, and all those things I thought weren't even close to being true."

"The program was really great. I now have a better experience in the knowledge of accounting and I also got a glance at college life on campus. I would love to come back and share my experience."

Clearly, measured by the above comments, our COAP was a success. As a charter member of the first Rochester COAP held in 2002, I look forward to continuing this success on into the future.  Our COAP committee is already plotting the course for COAP 2018, with a laser focus on recruiting – if you have people in the high schools, give Vince a call/email.

By the time this hits the newsstands, our Millennial Summit (aka “Learn how to understand the millennial mindset and start engaging high potential talent”) will be in the books.  Headlining the 3-hour CPE August 24th event is NextGen Chair Garrett Wagner, past NextGen Chair Matt Taylor and Whitney Baniewicz.  Go check these guys/gals out on LinkedIn, they are the real deal.  Also in the historical ledgers will be the Annual Mock Interview night, held at the offices of Mengel, Metzger, Barr CPA’s which offers free interviews, free parking and free LinkedIn photo opp for college students preparing for their on-campus interviews.  The NextGen Committee has been putting this together for many years and it just keeps getting bigger and better.  As a frequent Mock Interviewer, I have run into some of my subjects year’s down the road and they clearly remember that all important “first interview” we had.

Also around the cusp of this publication will be the first ever joint meeting of the NYSSCPA and the RochesterCFO Networking Group, being held at the Silk District Pub in the Corn Hill Landing neighborhood on October 5th.  The motto of the ROC CFO is “where business gets done, pals reconnect and new friendships are formed”.  I highly recommend you check this out, the cocktails and hors d'ouevres are compliments of the sponsors.  NYSSCPA will need your help in recruiting new members, both CPA and non-CPA.  Contact Membership Committee Chair Michelle Cohen for more information.

Then, the highlight of the year is on tap for October 17th where our State Officers visit, we learn about the “State of the Profession” from Harold Deiters III (and earn 2 hours CPE), enjoy a Clam Bake and get to enshrine the latest member into the Rochester Chapter Hall of Fame.  We have 3 great sponsors helping underwrite the event, ESL Federal Credit Union, Woods Oviatt Gilman LLP and ADP.  Be sure and thank them at the event and lend an ear to their offerings – they are all top notch outfits.

kenneth.hall@nysscpa.org

Outstanding College Student Awards Banquet
April 2017 at the Genesee Valley Club.
Award winners (as pictured from left to right) were: Lauren Frank (SUNY Brockport), Ryan Lawrence (St. John Fisher College), Corey Wegman (SUNY Geneseo), Shayla Sanders (Rochester Institute of Technology), Matthew Chabot (Alfred University), Valeryia Artimovich (University of Rochester) and Bic Dihn-Le (Nazareth College).

2016 Tax Season WROC-TV Segments

Chapter members appeared on WROC-TV during 2016 tax season to provide tips and advice for residents in the Rochester area.  Please click here to view the segments.

Upcoming Events

Please click on any course title for more information or to register.

Chapter Rochester Chapter Ethics Update
11/8/2017 3:00:00 PM
Midvale Country Club, Penfield
FAE FAE's FASB Accounting Update 2017
11/6/2017 8:00:00 AM
Lexington Hotel Rochester Airport, Rochester
FAE's Auditing Update 2017
11/7/2017 8:00:00 AM
Lexington Hotel Rochester Airport, Rochester
FAE's Compilation; Review and Preparation of Financial Statements Update 2017
11/7/2017 12:30:00 PM
Lexington Hotel Rochester Airport, Rochester
FAE's 2017 Financial Statement Disclosures for Small- to Medium-Sized Businesses
11/8/2017 8:00:00 AM
Lexington Hotel Rochester Airport, Rochester
The Bottom Line on the New Lease Accounting Requirements
11/9/2017 8:00:00 AM
Lexington Hotel Rochester Airport, Rochester
Interpreting the New Revenue Recognition Standard: What All CPAs Need to Know
11/9/2017 12:30:00 PM
Lexington Hotel Rochester Airport, Rochester
FAE's Ethics Update 2017 for Members in Business
11/14/2017 8:30:00 AM
Lexington Hotel Rochester Airport, Rochester

For a full list of CPE Courses available for this chapter, visit myCPE.

Rochester Chapter Member Directory

Click here to find and contact all your fellow members in the Rochester Chapter.

Legislative Breakfast


Wednesday, December 13 | 8:00 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. 

Sponsored by the Rochester Chapter of the NYSSCPA

Location: Hilton Garden Inn Rochester/Pittsford, 800 Pittsford-Victor Road, Pittsford, NY 

INVITED: State Senator Pamela Helming

RSVP to our Government Relations department at govtrelations@nysscpa.org or, for immediate assistance, contact our General Counsel, Joanne Thelmo at 212-719-8364.
Chartered December 8, 1953, this chapter encompasses the following counties:
Chemung, Steuben, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates

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The presiding President of the Rochester Chapter is Ken Hall.

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