TRENDING THIS WEEK:

  • The South Carolina Board of Accountancy will hold a Special Called Meeting via teleconference on Friday, Feb. 5, starting at 9 a.m. to conclude business left over from its meeting on Jan. 19. Interested in requesting a seat as part of the general public? Begin the process to receive the telephone or internet logon information by emailing contact.accountancy@llr.sc.gov. You will soon after receive an email that will link you to an online form to complete with information about yourself. For more details on attending BOA video conferences and tips for making the most of the Webex platform that carries the meetings, continue reading here.
  • As the Feb. 12 start of tax season approaches, are you familiar with SCACPA’s private online discussion portal, SCACPA Connect? It’s easy to get started when you visit our new platform page for SCACPA Connect. It tells you how to follow the steps to start growing your professional network today.
  • SCACPA Membership pays like never before! Now, for a limited time, if you share the excitement by referring a friend or peer to join SCACPA as a Fellow member, we will send you a check for $100. Our Refer-A-Friend offer is simple: All the candidate must do is enter your email in the “Referred By” field on our new member application when registering for Fellow status. Once we have processed their membership payment, we will send you a check for $100. As a bonus, every new enrollee will have a membership that will be active until June 30, 2022 — that’s up to 18 months of SCACPA benefits for only $799! Make sure your Refer-A-Friend knows they get immediate access to a 40-hour CPE bank that can be put to use starting with our Surgent On-Demand self-study options. Find out more Refer-A-Friend details here.
  • While we can’t wait for in-person social events to kick in again, SCACPA’s Catawba Chapter has scheduled two Livestream Lunch and Learn opportunities that are open to all members: Wednesday, March 17: Excel – Working With Data. SCACPA CEO Chris Jenkins gives you the keys to a wide range of solutions for your common data input requirements. (LICATE02).Wednesday, June 9: Excel – Working With Data Continued. Chris Jenkins will help participants understand filtering, summarizing, and combining data. (LICATE03).

Advocate

  • The first session of the 124th General Assembly is underway, and so are weekly editions of our “View From the Dome” legislative updates. Here are the issues we anticipate to be at the top of the agenda for the coming weeks and months. Tune in to the SCACPA blog every Friday afternoon for your weekly “View From the Dome” legislative updates.
  • Volunteers on the Governmental Affairs Team are about to publish our 2021 Legislator’s Tax Guide that will be distributed in the State House. The Team thanks all our regulatory partners who are open for business and ready to assist you.
  • Make a Commitment to Making a Difference: SCACPA Has Opened Nominations for Board of Directors and Chapter Leadership for 2021-2022. In an effort to generate as much awareness and interest as early possible, SCACPA is announcing that we are accepting nominations for multiple seats on the SCACPA Board and for Chapter Leadership for our 2021-22 membership year. We look forward to receiving your nominations of others – or yourself.
  • The RAP Index Survey is an important tool that helps us grow our advocacy programs and advance our positions on the issues that impact South Carolina CPAs. Your voice is influential in your community as a specialist, voter and volunteer, and you can let us know about the issues important to you. You will also help us identify the stakeholders within your network. Start the survey any time at this Survey Link.

Educate

  • If you have ideas about how we can make CPE more valuable with specific speakers or topics, please let us know with this form. Stay tuned to SCACPA social media, our blog and scacpa.org/events as we deliver “just-in-time” learning on breaking news topics.
  • The CPE Planning Committee has nearly finalized SCACPA’s 2021-22 CPE calendar and itinerary for Virtual Spring Splash 2021, with simultaneous Tax and A&A tracks on May 13-14. Be on the lookout for the dates when we will broadcast via livestream the tracks of B&I, Government, Nonprofit and Variety that would have been offered in a traditional in-person Spring Splash.
  • SCACPA is proud to promote the “Accountable” podcast for CFOs, from David Peters, CPA, MST, who is the Association’s advisor and speaker on B&I topics. You can now download it as an audio podcast or watch the interviews on YouTube.

Communications

  • The Q4 issue of South Carolina CPA Report magazine has hit mailboxes! Catch up with the latest news from the Association and the profession, and you can get see the PDF of the Q4 issue here. Interested in contributing news or a story in your area of expertise for our next issue? Contact SCACPA Content Strategist Gregory Hardy at ghardy@scacpa.org.
  • SCACPA Social Media is important for you to get the most out of membership! Don’t forget to follow us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube) for real-time updates. We steadily share breaking news on social media, so please give us a Like and Follow!

Connect

  • Did you know that with SCACPA Connect you can review and respond to items 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.

Grow

  • Congratulations to the more than 50 CPA Candidates and Student Members who took part in our free Virtual Mock CPA Exam last week. SCACPA and Surgent CPA Review combined resources to offer simulated CPA Exam sections. Participants experienced a simulated exam section, plus were able to view the exam results in real time. Candidates received a ReadySCORE along with a diagnostic report showing areas of strength and weakness as aligned with the CPA Exam Blueprints.
  • SCACPA wants to make sure as many accounting students as possible can find financial help along the way through college. That’s why the application period has opened for a wide variety of SCACPA scholarships. These awards are intended for juniors, seniors and graduate students. Scholarship amounts usually range from $500 to $2,500. The number awarded each year depends upon the qualifications of the applicants and available funds. Don’t delay, start on the path today!

Member Benefit Spotlight

  • SCACPA has introduced many new benefits including group health insurance, auto and home insurance, long-term care and pet health insurance. Visit www.scacpa.org/insurance for more details.
  • With SCACPA’s Office Depot/OfficeMax member benefit, you can now text and receive your In-Store Purchasing Card directly to your phone so you can take your savings with you. Text SCACPASAVES to 555-888 now to download your free mobile In-Store Purchasing Card! Your SCACPA member discounts saves you up to 75% off on our Best Value List of preferred products. Visit officediscounts.org/scacpa for details and start saving today!
  • Maximize your savings on UPS shipping with SCACPA! Member discounts have increased to 50% on Domestic Next Day/Deferred and 30% on Ground Commercial/Residential. Find out out to open an account here.

Partner with SCACPA for Success

  • For businesses looking to grow, we’re letting them know that CPAs are an ideal target market. The new Partnership Playbook explains all the reasons why partnering with SCACPA is a win-win.