THIS WEEK:

Advocate

  • Thank you to SCACPA members who have acted as Key Contact Persons in delivering CPA-PAC checks to legislators for their campaign funds. SCACPA has one of the strongest grassroots networks in South Carolina, and the CPA-PAC is an important part of that effort. The profession has celebrated a long list of legislative victories, but none of those successes are accomplished without legislators who listen to and support our positions.
  • SCACPA sends a special thanks to the patience of our Central Chapter members after February  6’s “Meet Your Legislators” event was suspended due to the day’s severe weather events in throughout the Midlands. Safety is the first priority for our members and guests. This free event has been rescheduled for Wednesday, May 27. Stay tuned to SCACPA communications for updates on our future advocacy activities.
  • SCACPA is glad to produce its annual “Tax Guide for Legislators,” which assists our representatives with their unique income tax implications of being a state legislator. As we distribute this year’s edition, here are links to additional resources about tax, businesses and South Carolina.
  • SCACPA is the only organization in the state the protects and promotes the CPA profession. We’re promoting our #WhyCPA campaign to spread awareness about the differences between an accountant and a CPA, and why choosing a CPA is a smart long-term financial decision. We know choosing a CPA is the right decision, don’t you?

Educate

  • Save the date for SPRING SPLASH 2020 on May 14-15 in Spartanburg. The CPE Committee of 16 is finalizing the sessions schedule and registration will open soon. See you there!
  • SCACPA is now an IRS-approved provider for our tax CPE classes. Watch for more announcements and updates as we enter the 2020-21 CPE season starting July 1 with the new membership year.
  • If you have attended a South Carolina Department of Revenue seminar or workshop and have questions about your certificate or anything related to your attendance, email TaxpayerEducation@dor.sc.gov or call 803-898-5800.
  • SCACPA CEO Chris Jenkins is the host of #TechTuesday, a weekly technology update posted to our YouTube channel. Check out our content here and remember to subscribe!
  • If you’ve taken a class via SCACPA’s livestream, you know the convenience of being able to watch and listen to our expert instructors’ presentations at home, in the office, or anywhere you please. We want to make you aware that you are also free to audit a livestream class (or rebroadcast) whenever you like. Registration for livestream is only required to acquire CPE credit. To audit a class, there’s no sign-up or fee involved. Simply pull up the SCACPA livestream player at https://www.scacpa.org/classroom anytime a course is in session. It’s a great way to expand the scope of your knowledge. You can read here about the experience of SCACPA Member Sheri Saunders, CPA, of Spartanburg, as she keeps livestream courses playing throughout her workday at her family firm. While auditing a session on the SCACPA Classroom page, you can still access links for materials and join the discussion with our live chat.

Communications

  • Your weekly Current Assets e-newsletter is delivered to your inbox every Thursday morning to bring you the latest news in Association activities and events. If it’s been a while since you’ve read it, make sure to check your spam folder.
  • The fourth quarter issue of South Carolina CPA Report features plenty of photos from Fall Fest and October Month of Service, and compelling stories on digital marketing metrics for CPAs by Chris Hervochon, CPA, strategies about pricing by Steven K. Howell, CPA, client loyalty by William H. Brady, CPA, establishing a sponsorship program to inspire younger leaders in your firm by Melisa Galasso, CPA.

Connect

  • Congratulations to Burch, Oxner, Seale Co., CPAs, PA in Florence for winning SCACPA’s annual Community Connected Engagement Award in recognition of their work in assisting Wilson High School’s autism program during SCACPA’s 2019 October Month of Service. Thanks to all our members, chapters and firms who reached out to their communities for October Month of Service.
  • SCACPA’s Membership Engagement Committee met in our Cayce office this month. Look for news soon on ways that they are helping to create a fulfilling experience for members who volunteer for Association activities.
  • Chapter leaders, remember to use your Listserv email lists to target members in your area about the great social and networking events going on in November. We are stronger together!

Grow

  • Thanks go out to the Piedmont Chapter, which once again pulled off its successful Piedmont Chapter Annual Student Night last Thursday at Spare Time Entertainment. After listening to a panel of CPAs from public accounting and industry, it was a night of food, networking and bowling fun!
  • The Growing the Accounting Profession Committee met in the SCACPA office in Cayce last Wednesday and came away with plans to reach out to educators. Stay tuned for details, and please let us know if you’re willing to volunteer with The GAP Committee.
  • SCACPA is excited to present our Student Interview Guide. While still full of tips and tricks on acing an interview, we wanted to hear from our firms exactly what they are looking for in candidates. Gain a competitive edge and use the Student Interview Guide to help propel you forward in your career.

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