The SCACPA staff is back in the office after a BUSY week on the road delivering CPE! Events in Columbia, Rock Hill, Greenville and Florence brought together more than 200 in-person attendees and an additional 600 livestream users. Thanks to all our speakers and location coordinators who helped make this week a smashing success. We are now in the process of processing your CPE transcripts as soon as possible, and we appreciate your patience as the end-of-year reporting deadline approaches.
Be on the lookout: Information is coming soon about group health insurance for SCACPA Members. You’ll want to be ready to take advantage of coverage in 2020.
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!
With the holidays just around the corner, please be aware that the SCACPA office will be closed from Tuesday, Dec. 24 and reopen Thursday, Jan. 2.
SCACPA Advocacy is monitoring BOA Proposals in the new State Register for Fees and Regulations for Electronic Records. The Legislative Council of The South Carolina General Assembly published the latest updates to The South Carolina State Register ( 43, Issue 10) on Oct. 25. SCACPA commends all the LLR staff, Board Members and other volunteers who put in countless hours of work to make these proposals become reality. However, the SCACPA Advocacy Team wants to alert all members of the Association to two areas that we intend to continue to monitor through this process. These areas are 1.) proposed increases to the LLR Fees Schedule, and 2.) proposed regulations concerning electronic records.
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?
Thanks to all who reached out to their communities for October Month of Service. We are blown away by the creativity in your testimonials from your events. There’s going to be a lot of competition for this year’s Community Connected Engagement Award. Thank you to all those who supported local Chapter service projects, it’s not too late to let us know what projects you conducting on your own so we can share it on social media! Just email us at email@example.com.
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.
For members who are taking advantage of our livestream CPE classes and rebroadcasts, please remember that as you access www.scacpa.org/classroom, the preferred browsers are Chrome and Firefox. Microsoft Edge is also an alternative but try to avoid accessing via Internet Explorer. Helpful hint: Jot down the attendance codes throughout your course in case your browser refreshes.
SCACPA CPE Cancellation Policies: Member service is the top priority of SCACPA’s CPE Team. We understand that life happens, and things can sometimes change after you enroll for a CPE course. We will work with you to process changes to your registration when at all possible. However, due to contractual obligations, we cannot process enrollment changes if the live event is scheduled to begin within 72 hours. A registrant who does not attend a live event is considered a no-show and forfeits his or her CPE Bank hours and course materials. To avoid being a no-show, please follow the transfer/cancellation guidelines before the program date. No-shows are not entitled to course materials, transfers, CPE Bank Refunds, money on account or refunds at any time. To request a transfer or cancellation, please contact us by phone at 803.791.4181 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
With more than 450 attendees, Fall Fest 2019 topped last year’s number to be the biggest event in SCACPA history! Thanks to everyone who supported two days of learning, one amazing Entertainment Night, recipients of incredible door prizes and giveaways, the silent auction bidding, and so much more.
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.
We’re writing the January CPE Postcard to get you ready for CPE busy season! It will also contain information about great Chapter social events in your area.
Nearly 90% of existing members renewed their commitment to SCACPA. We’re thrilled to continue to serve you under the All-Inclusive Membership model in the coming year. See what all you helped us accomplish last year in our year in review. Unpaid renewals as of Sept. 30 resulted in termination of membership.
Thank you to all the student scholarship winners and their guests who attended the Fall Fest Scholarship Recognition Luncheon. Best of luck with your studies, and here’s to the future of the profession!
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.