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SCACPA Happenings

WEEK OCT. 9-13 

Operations: There was a new Telephone and Internet system installed. August financials were prepared by our CFO, Jacque. 
The SCACPA team went to our local Harvest Hope Food Bank for the CPA Month of Service. We helped package food and water that will be distributed to the community. This was a wonderful experience, and we enjoyed volunteering with such an awesome organization.
Executive: CEO Chris Jenkins met with the SC Steering Committee hosted by EY in Greenville.  They discussed legislative priorities, federal and state tax updates.
There was a conference call with the AICPA about the student pipeline. 
Chris and the Membership Manager, Lisa, met with Peter Brews (Dean, Darla Moore School of Business) and Mark Cecchini (Chair, School of Accounting) to talk about how the University of South Carolina School of Business is preparing students for jobs of the future.
CPE: This week the CPE Team continues to plan logistics (hotel reservations for speakers, retaining caterers, menu selections, uploading e-materials) for our upcoming webinars, seminars and conferences.
Communications and Technology Assistant, Jeff, is editing a video highlighting and explaining our New Membership Model. He has also helped monitor our livestreaming events. 
Communications: This team gathered materials to distribute about our New Membership Model including, brochures, video and updates to our website. 
They are also working on an article about the USC School of Business meeting and how they are adapting for the future of the accounting profession.
Guests: The Diversity and Inclusion Committee had a meeting in the office. 



WEEK SEPT. 25-29  

Operations: Accounting system conversion began.

Professional Issues Updates: CEO Chris Jenkins and various staff members visited five locations across the state. We experienced record breaking turnout in some locations – Hilton Head (62 attendees), Charleston (217 attendees), Myrtle Beach (103 attendees), Florence (58 attendees) and Columbia (170 attendees).

CPE: SCACPA had 887 course participants attend 11 webinars, 5 Professional Issues Updates and 5 seminars. 

The CPE Team continues to plan logistics (hotel reservations for speakers, retaining caterers, menu selections, uploading e-materials) for our upcoming webinars, seminars and conferences.
Membership: Ten new members joined our CPA community!
The CPE Season is now in full swing – 278 people registered for events this week – many with the assistance of a SCACPA team member.

Guest(s): Schmoyer & Company booked the SCACPA classroom on Sept. 29.  It was great to have this firm on site and meet many of our members.

WEEK SEPT. 18-22 

CPE: SCACPA had 942 people taking seminars, webinars and conferences this week! We offered 52 courses in five SC cities and online. The CPE Team is working to finalize agendas for the Fall Conferences.  

Professional Issues Updates: CEO Chris Jenkins, Board Chair Cheryl Lang, CPE Coordinator Renee Allen-Joye and Membership Coordinator Jasmine Hoveyda have been touring the upstate.  The turn out for our PIUs this year has been outstanding - 79 in Rock Hill, 66 in Spartanburg and 194 in Greenville.  

Membership: We have six new members this week. 

Promoting the Profession: COO Jacque Curtin attended a NABA (National Association of Black Accountants) - Columbia Chapter event on Sat., Sept. 16 at Allen University.  Jacque was able to promote to CPA Profession to students from Benedict College, Vorhees College, Allen University, Claflin University and South Carolina State University. 

Partners: Business Development Coordinator Anne Ryan was able to bring in two new partners for the Association this month - CPA Charge and Kopis.  Anne has also been on the lookout for new potential partners and is looking for recommendations. 

New Staff: SCACPA welcomed two new staff members this week - Melissa (Book Keeping) and Jeff (Tech Support and Communications). 

WEEK SEPT. 11-15

Hurricane Irma: Prior to and with the arrival of Hurricane Irma SCACPA quickly maneuvered to support our members and SC businesses. We worked to ensure members had resources available to help themselves and clients for disaster preparedness and business continuity. We’ve been working with state and federal legislators to assess the impact to our membership and work towards resolutions. 

Professional Issues Updates: Staff and I have been working to put the finishing touches on the PIU content, and we’re excited to get out and see everyone at this year’s events. We want to thank our Chapter Officers and Chapter members in supporting SCACPA is bringing this event to the membership free of charge. PIUs are free to members and held statewide due to the generosity of our local chapters.

Firm Visits: CEO Chris Jenkins continued to visit firms to communicate the benefits of SCACPA and our future direction. "I want to thank all of the firm leadership that has taken the time to meet with me. Your feedback and support is appreciated," said Chris.  If you would like to schedule a firm visit please feel free to contact Chris at the SCACPA offices.

Conferences: Our fall conference lineup is coming together, expect to see updates about our fall conference line-up in your mailbox soon.

Promoting the Profession: SCACPA was fortunate to be able to attend the University of South Carolina’s Beta Alpha Psi Meet the Firms event on Sept. 13. It was great to meet so many future CPAs and see our members interact with future employees.
Membership: We had 21 new members join the Association, many of them from the SC DOR. Welcome new members!