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An event-filled fall, with the help of our committees

By John W. Hermus
Suffolk Chapter President

Happy fall, everyone! With the season officially underway, that means two things: the challenge of the Oct. 15 deadline for those in public practice, and the ramping up of activity within the Suffolk Chapter.

Several committees have hit the ground running. Our Employee Benefits committee hosted its CPE event, “Defined Contribution in Review and Recent Case Studies in Fiduciary Failures,” on Sept. 18. On Sept. 19, the Members in Industry committee hosted a breakfast on “Cybersecurity, Privacy and Electronic Signatures.” Also on Sept. 19, our Not for Profit and Governmental Accounting committee hosted a technical event, which revisited the New York Prudent Management of Institutional Funds Act (NYPMIFA) and other issues.

Most recently, the NextGen committee hosted its 24th annual Young Professionals Golf Classic at the Hamlet Willow Creek in Mt. Sinai on Sept.24. The outing was a success, and I am happy to report that we did not have to reschedule this year, as the weather was beautiful!

There are many upcoming ways you can get involved with the chapter. If you are looking for CPE, we have events being hosted by our Members in Industry and Employee Benefits committees, and our chapter’s annual Ethics update, on Nov. 13 will be presented by Ernie Smith of NawrockiSmith LLP this year. Don’t forget our annual A&A and Tax updates, being held on Nov. 8 and 9!

If you are looking for networking opportunities, please sign up for the Oktoberfest event being held on October Oct. 24. See details on under Upcoming Events, below. We are also hosting our annual Student Night on Nov. 5, which will provide students with an opportunity to meet our members and network with various firms in attendance. In addition, Becker will be at the event, presenting on CPA exam updates and review strategies.

You will also hear from our statewide officers when they visit our chapter for the annual Professional Issues Update event being held on Dec. 4. This event is free and provides the chance to hear what the Society has been working on and advocating for on behalf of the membership at large.

The chapter is also excited as we begin preparation for the annual Toys for Tots Holiday Drive, which provides gifts for underprivileged children in our area. We will begin the process of building, wrapping and distributing collection boxes in the weeks to come. If you or someone you know is interested in being part of this great cause by hosting a collection box in their place of business, please let us know and contact me at jhermus@sheehancpa.com. We will also start accepting donated items at the annual A&A and Tax updates this year.

In the October issue of the chapter newsletter (which can be found on the lower right of this page), we provide a Past President’s Spotlight and congratulate Howard Levy on a recent award. Please check out page 3 for more! If any of our past presidents have achievements or news they would like to share, please let us know for future issues. We would love to include your news as the Suffolk Chapter continues to acknowledge its history and legacy of those who paved the way for us.

Enjoy the fall weather (now that it has finally cooled off!), and I wish you the best in seeing the light at the end of the tunnel in reaching Oct. 15. I look forward to seeing and hearing from you all soon.

jhermus@sheehancpa.com

 

Upcoming Events

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Chapter Suffolk Chapter-Health Insurance- A Look Forward/ New Paradigm in Retirement Plan Services
10/22/2019 9:00:00 AM
Adelphi University - Hauppauge Center, Hauppauge
Nassau/Suffolk Chapter- Celebrate Oktoberfest Networking Event
10/24/2019 6:00:00 PM
Black Forest Brew Haus, Farmingdale
Suffolk Chapter Run For the Ridley
10/26/2019 6:30:00 AM

Suffolk Chapter - 2019 Tax Planning Using Qualified Retirement Plans
11/5/2019 8:30:00 AM
145 Pinelawn Road, Melville
Joint Nassau Suffolk ChapterAccounting and Auditing Conference
11/8/2019 8:30:00 AM
Radisson Hotel Hauppauge - Long Island, Hauppauge
Suffolk Chapter Annual Taxation Conference
11/9/2019 8:30:00 AM
Radisson Hotel Hauppauge - Long Island, Hauppauge
Suffolk Chapter CPA Ethics Update
11/13/2019 6:00:00 PM
Irish Coffee Pub, East Islip
Suffolk Chapter - Professional Issues Update
12/4/2019 8:00:00 AM
Irish Coffee Pub, East Islip

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

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Chartered June 27, 1971, this chapter encompasses the county of Suffolk.
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The presiding President of the Suffolk Chapter is John W. Hermus.

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