As a CPA, you know a lot. But, in today’s changing environment, there are a lot of subjects where you probably have a fair share of questions. That’s why there’s SCACPA Connect — the online member community created for you to collaborate within the profession, communicate with fellow members and get work done.

As a SCACPA member, you have access to a dedicated hub to collaborate and connect with 4,700 of our peers, no matter your location. SCACPA’s online community, Connect, is a forum set up for you to post questions, benefit from other discussion threads, hear the latest regulatory news, discover possible involvement opportunities and join interest-based groups.

Find out more here at www.scacpa.org/about-connect, or jump straight into the discussion by visiting connect.scacpa.org.

You can have real-time access to content specialists, field experts, peers and association leaders. Connect also lets you share your own expertise to assist a colleague looking for advice.

“I post news of current developments in this utility when the item is something that should be of interest to all ‘tax people,’” said Lynn Nichols, SCACPA’s advisor and speaker on Tax topics. “We all live and die with ‘what’s new?’ and what works or does not work. Sharing information on SCACPA Connect helps me provide better service and better answers to client questions.”

It is definitely your go-to to enhance your peer-to-peer learning and overall knowledge base. Open the door to the entire SCACPA community or with specific Connect groups such as your local chapter.

With Connect, you can review and respond to items you will receive in a daily digest email. Pick the time of day you would like to receive a notification that summarizes posts that occurred in the community. You can modify your notification settings to immediate, daily, weekly. However, we ask that you allow the “daily digest” emails at first to familiarize yourself, as well as facilitate and generate some timely discussion.

SCACPA member Chris Hervochon, CPA, CVA, who is a frequent contributor for our blog and South Carolina CPA Report magazine, shares his findings for some other top tools on social media and online to continue your learning and connection:

#TaxTwitter – “This is, by far, the No.1. Twitter hashtag for accountants. The camaraderie and knowledge-sharing that occurs within contributors to this ‘group’ is unparalleled in the CPA space. Many of the most brilliant minds in our profession contribute using this hashtag. If you’re not following this hashtag on Twitter, you’re missing out.”

Realize – “Realize is a community of forward-thinking CPAs with a mission to share knowledge and ‘hack’ the profession. Realize members create content for consumption by other CPAs, such as how to use automation tools and a crowd-sourced guide to offering Client Accounting Services. This is a brand-new group and membership is paid ; however, there is a revenue-sharing model. This community may very well change the landscape of the profession for the next generation of firm owners.”

Virtual CFO Community – “This is a Slack group created by Summit CPA, the pioneers of virtual CFO services. Channels include topics such as cash flow, tools, processes, marketing and the like. This is a paid group as well, but the community and the content are very good. Plus, it gives insight into the minds and processes of a firm that’s ‘been there, done that.’ If you listen to some of the podcasts where firm CEO Jody Grunden has been a guest, you will likely be able to get a discount code.”

Entrepreneurial Accountants – “This is a fairly large Facebook group comprised of CPAs and accountants. The group is managed by Ben Brown, growth coach for accounting and CPA firms. The group is very active, and the topics run the gamut.”

You can find Chris Hervochon at betterwaycpa.com or reach him via email at chris@betterwaycpa.com.

How you can Connect in Three Easy Steps:

Connect is your go-to portal for expert professional advice and answers to your questions. Getting started is easy. There’s no need to set up a profile or answer any questions. Here’s all you do:

  1. Go to SCACPA’s home page, www.scacpa.org.
  2. Click on SCACPA Connect across the top banner.
  3. Enter your SCACPA website login username and password, and you’re ready!

You are all SCACPA Connect needs to be a successful online support and messaging community. What are you waiting for? Connect today!