Features

  • Firms Adapt to Changed Landscape for Clients, Revenue

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 1, 2021
    The global economy this past year has undergone a seismic shift, and as the CPA profession is closely linked with the economy’s ups and downs, its practices are changing, too. In the wake of the pandemic, firms are entering 2021 with significant alterations to their client balances and with revenue streams that have shifted their overall strategic orientation going forward.
  • Career Advancement Continues, Even During Pandemic

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 1, 2021
    The rapid shift to remote work—and the attendant loss of face-to-face office interactions—has not affected how CPA firm leaders decide who is ready for a promotion, as being absent from the office carries little to no stigma in the pandemic age.
  • Dynamic Audit Solution Project Seeks to Level Tech Race Playing Field

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 1, 2021

    CPA firms that would be competitors in any other context are, instead, cooperating, under the guidance of the AICPA and accounting fintech firm CaseWare International Inc., to develop sophisticated audit tools that can bring the profession’s technological revolution to a wider set of practitioners. ​

  • 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.