Features

  • Firms Adjust Summer Internship Programs in Response to Pandemic

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 7, 2020
    There seems to be little consensus among CPAs in New York about how to manage summer internships, in the wake of the global pandemic, meaning that this year’s class will find their experience to be dramatically different from firm to firm.
  • NYSSCPA Sees Advocacy Wins on State and Federal Level; Member Guidance Vital

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Jul 2, 2020
    When the COVID-19 crisis began in New York in mid-March, and CPAs across the state began working remotely, the NYSSCPA was quick to respond through aggressive advocacy efforts and with timely resources and guidance.
  • At Annual Meeting, Society Installs Edward L. Arcara as President

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Jul 2, 2020
    At the 2020 annual meeting of the NYSSCPA, held via videoconference on the afternoon of May 27, Edward L. Arcara was installed as the Society’s 101st president. Arcara outlined goals for the year, including further partnering with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, business groups, chambers of commerce and other professional organizations; showcasing the talents of the Society’s 15 chapters; and growing membership through more outreach to colleges and universities
  • The 2020 NYSSCPA Awards: Education Award Winner Jack Angel Focuses on ‘Nuts and Bolts’ of Profession

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 29, 2020
    Jack Angel, an Adelphi University accounting professor and the winner of this year’s Dr. Emanuel Saxe Outstanding CPA in Education Award, did not originally plan to be an educator. Having just left a position as a hearing officer at the IRS—his first job out of college—Angel started building his own practice on Long Island. While he grew his business, he also began teaching at Adelphi University. While his practice did eventually grow over the years into a thriving business, Angel eventually realized that he loved teaching. He no longer thought of himself as a practitioner with a teaching side gig—he was an educator whose practice financially supported his teaching.
  • The 2020 NYSSCPA Awards: Distinguished Service Award Winner Sidney Kess Recognized for Phenomenal Contributions to the Society

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 29, 2020
    Sidney Kess, the 2020 winner of the Society’s Distinguished Service Award, is a legend. This is no exaggeration or hyperbole but, rather, a simple recitation of fact: One can be confident in saying that the number of CPAs who know his name and his work far outnumber those who do not. This is because he has spent more than half a century making his mark on the profession through education and instruction.
  • The 2020 NYSSCPA Awards: Industry Award Winner Janet T. Verneuille Dedicated to Helping Fellow Practitioners Stay Current

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 29, 2020
    Janet T. Verneuille, the winner of this year’s Outstanding CPA in Industry Award, said that she has banking in her blood, her mother having worked her way up the industry’s ranks after starting as a rack clerk at Citibank years ago. Following in her footsteps, Verneuille has spent most of her professional life in the same industry, bringing a CPA’s sensibility to the world of community banks.
  • The 2020 NYSSCPA Awards: Public Service Award Winner Lorraine P. Wolch Applies CPA Skills to Community Philanthropies

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jun 29, 2020
    Lorraine P. Wolch, winner of this year’s Arthur J. Dixon Public Service Award, has spent decades of her life applying her expertise as a CPA to philanthropic organizations throughout the Rochester area. As a veteran volunteer with the Jewish Federation of Greater Rochester (JFGR) and the housing organization Tempro, she has worked hard to ensure the financial stability of both organizations, which provide a wide variety of services for needy people in the area.