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

Looking back, from the home stretch, on a very productive year


Rochester Chapter Past President

When I sat down to write this article, I realized that this would be my last during my term as president. It was around this time two years ago when I got a call from our then president-elect, Matthew P. Bryant, asking me if I would be interested in joining the board as president-elect for the next board year starting in June, and then staying on as president for the following year. I gave it some thought and then said yes, not really knowing what I was getting myself into and also not knowing that I would be having a baby within the year. At times, I felt a bit out of place, overwhelmed and as if I wasn’t making as much progress as I had hoped; but when I look back at the past couple of years, I realize that our chapter has done a number of great things and even held some new events—keeping in mind that this is all on a volunteer basis! I have also gotten to know some of our chapter board and committee members better, and I recognize that we have a number of great people who are very dedicated to making sure we have events and opportunities for our members.

Some of the events that we had just over the past few months include: an industry CPE event and a legislative breakfast with Assembly Member Brian Kolb in December; a night out at Dinosaur BBQ, an Amerks hockey game and the NextGen Volleyball Tournament in January; and Outstanding Accounting Student Award Night in April. We also have our Fifth Annual NextGen Golf Tournament on June 9 (go to and search for 28010, for more information and to register).

I would like to thank all of this year’s board officers, executive board members and committee members for all of the work that you have done. You are putting in a great amount of effort and passion into our chapter, and it shows! I greatly appreciate all the help and guidance that many of you have given me over the past couple of years.

Also, as you know, Rochester had some severe weather affecting our area in March, from a major windstorm one week to a major snowstorm the next. These weather events left many without power or a way to get tax work done that was soon coming due. I want to thank our board members for helping come up with suggestions on ways to help our chapter members, and also the state headquarters for petitioning the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance to extend the March 15 tax filing deadline. I am glad the NYSSCPA was able to do this to assist our chapter members.

As a reminder, we are always looking for any members who are interested in being more involved in the chapter; just reach out and let us know. We welcome new members, new volunteers and new ideas!

Thank you, and I look forward to continuing to be involved in our wonderful Rochester Chapter.


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

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Chapter Millennial Summit - Learn How to Start Understanding the Millennial Mindset and Engage High Potential Talent
8/24/2017 2:00:00 PM
Monroe Golf Club, Pittsford
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

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Chartered December 8, 1953, this chapter encompasses the following counties:
Chemung, Steuben, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Seneca, Wayne and Yates

Ken Hall - Rochester1
The presiding President of the Rochester Chapter is Ken Hall.

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