Features

  • Newsmaker: Lord Mervyn King, former governor of the Bank of England

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Aug 8, 2016
    Lord Mervyn King served as the governor of the Bank of England from 2003 to 2013. In his recent book, The End of Alchemy: Money, Banking, and the Future of the Global Economy, he reflects on the roots of the 2008 financial crisis and warns about financial policies that defy reality and common sense, particularly the degree to which the future can be extrapolated from the present. 
  • What to Do When Your Data Is Held for Ransom

    By:
    Randy R. Werner, CPA, J.D., LL.M./TAX
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    Jun 14, 2016
    Ransomware and cyber-extortion represent one of the more malicious types of hacker attacks making the rounds today. It sneaks into computer systems, encrypts files and demands a ransom before decrypting the files. A major problem is that ransomware doesn’t always decrypt files, even after the ransom is paid. Being prepared and taking precautions against cyber risk exposures such as this type of malicious software is therefore essential.
  • Members Approve New Membership Category in Bylaws Amendment Vote

    By:
    Colleen Lutolf
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    Jun 14, 2016
    The NYSSCPA opened its membership to a broader category of non-CPAs on June 1, shortly after members approved, 1,393 to 627, an amendment to the Society’s bylaws in a full-membership vote on the proposal. A two-thirds majority was required for the amendment to pass.
  • Society honors best biz reporting of 2015 at EFJ Awards

    By:
    Colleen Lutolf
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    Jun 3, 2016

    The NYSSCPA honored some of 2015’s best financial journalism and the reporters who produced it at the Society’s annual Excellence in Financial Journalism Awards luncheon on May 6 at the Tribeca Grill in New York City. 

  • Formal Notice: 2016 Annual Election Meeting of the NYSSCPA

    By:
    Colleen Lutolf
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    May 11, 2016

    The New York State Society of Certified Public Accountants' annual membership meeting will be held on Thursday, May 19, 2016, at 6:30 p.m. (opening reception: 5 p.m.) at The Lighthouse at Chelsea Piers, located at Pier 61, Chelsea Piers, 23rd Street and West Side Highway, New York, NY 10011.

  • AICPA proposes forming global association with CIMA

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    May 3, 2016

    The AICPA is putting to a membership-wide vote a proposal to partner with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) in creating a new association—the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants (AICPA)--that would represent the entire accounting profession—including CPAs—on a global scale. 

  • Society board approves new, non-CPA membership class

    By:
    Colleen Lutolf and Rob Busweiler
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    Apr 12, 2016

    The NYSSCPA’s Board of Directors voted on March 22 to approve a proposed change to the organization’s bylaws that, if adopted by the membership at large, would create a new membership category at the Society for individuals in other professions who work closely with CPAs, such as attorneys, actuaries and other financial professionals, but who do not hold a CPA license or work under a CPA’s supervision.