Features

  • Practice continuation for small firms: an action plan

    By:
    SUZANNE M. HOLL, CPA
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    Feb 6, 2014
    Though no one likes to think about it, there may be times in a CPA’s professional life when he or she is called away from business for long stretches. As baby boomers, Generation Xers and other demographics continue to age, some of us will become critically ill or experience a long-term disability that may take several months—or years—to recover from. Even if poor health isn’t a factor, other concerns, such as family emergencies or unexpected personal obligations, can keep a CPA on the sidelines.
  • From Tax Hotline to Journalism Judges, the NYSSCPA Seeks Volunteers

    By:
    ALONZA ROBERTSON
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    Feb 4, 2014
    Two venerable NYSSCPA traditions are back again for another year, and the Society is looking for volunteers to help keep them going. These ventures not only burnish the NYSSCPA's image, but help others outside the accounting community as well.
  • Practice continuation for small firms: an action plan

    By:
    SUZANNE M. HOLL, CPA
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    Feb 2, 2014
    Though no one likes to think about it, there may be times in a CPA’s professional life when he or she is called away from business for long stretches. As baby boomers, Generation Xers and other demographics continue to age, some of us will become critically ill or experience a long-term disability that may take several months—or years—to recover from. Even if poor health isn’t a factor, other concerns, such as family emergencies or unexpected personal obligations, can keep a CPA on the sidelines. 
  • NYSSCPA Launches Exchange—A Social Media Site

    By:
    RICHARD J. KORETO
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    Jan 28, 2014
    NYSSCPA members are used to participating in discussions on the Society’s Facebook page and LinkedIn group, as well as in other social media ventures. Now, the NYSSCPA is taking it to the next level with a new online community exclusively for members and organized specifically by committee and chapter. The Society’s new site “Exchange—the NYSSCPA’s Social Network,” gives members the ability to extend their networking activities at society events by continuing to engage with colleagues after attending a committee meeting or FAE course.
  • Our commitment to excellence

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    Jan 22, 2014
    Last month, The New York Times published an interesting story about the South Korean conglomerate Samsung. Just a few decades ago, the company was largely considered, as the Times put it, “a second-rate maker of household appliances.” Today, it is one of the most profitable electronics manufacturers in the world. Still, as it finished 2013 a clear industry leader, Samsung’s management found itself urging employees to set their sights even higher. 
  • The NYSSCPA Technical Hotline: the Expertise You Deserve

    By:
    KEITH LAZARUS
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    Jan 21, 2014
    Have you been trying to get some clarification or guidance on a certain topic? How many times have you called a what you hoped would be a good source and been put on hold—only to discover you cannot be helped? In cases like these, it’s helpful to turn to another source, especially as we get into tax season: the NYSSCPA technical hotline. Whether your question is related to tax, accounting, auditing or consulting services, the technical hotline offers a member benefit that provides free guidance and assistance exclusively to Society members.
  • NYSSCPA Marks Historic Return to Wall Street With Open House Event

    By:
    CHRIS GAETANO
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    Jan 6, 2014
    The NYSSCPA officially unveiled its new headquarters at 14 Wall Street with an open house event on Dec. 18.