THIS WEEK: The Future of the Profession in Spartanburg: SCACPA CEO Chris Jenkins is excited to visit USC Upstate on Thursday for his Student Presentation to Beta Alpha Psi members. … October’s CPA Month of Service is here! Tell us your events so we can share them on social media. … The Q3 issue of South Carolina CPA Report magazine is being printed, look for it in your mailbox in the next few days! … Please review our CPE Cancelation Policy to help us make the most of our events and so you can avoid losing your CPE Bank hours. … Learn more details about the Fall Fest Entertainment Night, our giveaways and prizes!
As SCACPA monitors the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, we will provide updates regarding our activities, including working with legislators and FEMA on getting extensions, and those will be found scacpa.org/disaster-readiness along with our social media channels. In the meantime, always remain vigilant about weather alerts, prepare, and put safety first. Members who must evacuate are welcome to our space at 1300 12th Street in Cayce.
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?
SCACPA CPE Cancelation 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 email@example.com.
Get ready for a Wild West theme at the Fall Fest Entertainment Night! We will have casino-style games, a DJ, mechanical bull riding, laser skeet shooting (outside, if the weather cooperates), a photo booth. If your wardrobe includes old-timey western clothes, now might be a great time to break that out! Fall Fest giveaways include stress balls in the shape of a bull; a souvenir pen with a bull on top; and our event bags will be clear plastic bags, which you might want to hang on to for other public events that require clear bag policies.
The Silent Auction is a seasoned veteran event at Fall Fest, and we need items for bidding! In 2018, participants bid on anything from wine packages to vacations, and everything in between. Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information on donating items to the Silent Auction.
COO/CFO Jacque Curtin, new SCACPA CPE Manager Elaine Mikell and CPE Coordinator Alex Pierce toured the Columbia Metropolitan Convention Center with our site planner in advance of November’s Fall Fest. SCACPA is in the process of learning how we’ll lay out the space for our sessions and activities. Look for the Fall Fest map as we get closer to the conference.
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.
SCACPA is excited to continue the partnership with Melisa Galasso, CPA,of Galasso Learning Solutions. With over 15 years of experience in the accounting profession, Melisa closely monitors regulatory bodies for changes in auditing and accounting guidance and serves as a subject matter expert in implementing the updated guidance. You can also find all of her video blogs on our YouTube channel.
The Q3 issue of South Carolina CPA Report magazine is being printed, look for it in your mailbox in the next few days! Our cover stories celebrates our SCACPA Scholarship Winners. Thanks to our Ed Fund donors, we were able to award $44,500 to 31 deserving students attending 10 colleges across the state. You can still check out the 2Q edition of the South Carolina CPA Report here.
Attention, firms: Production of the 2020 Firm Guide for Students is underway! This important networking resource lets today’s best and brightest accounting students know all about you, so be on the lookout for letters that tell you how to submit your message.
Watch your mailbox for October’s CPE Postcard. It has info on great sessions heading to your community, as well as introductory information on November’s Fall Fest.
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Nearly 89% 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.
The GAP Committee (Growing the Accounting Profession) held a conference call on Monday with new CPE Manager Elaine Mikell, and next steps include reviewing presentation materials for high schools and colleges. They will update materials to make sure CPAs have what they need to make those presentations to students, with an assist from an excellent similar program conducted by the Viriginia CPAs. It’s a new era for the GAP Committee with a new direction, so now is a great time to get involved with the Association. Those willing to serve can not only learn ways to go beyond volunteering your time to help the profession but how to become an ambassador on behalf of your peers.
The Member Engagement Committee is happy with the results of its recent survey of volunteers, and it wants to follow up with a survey to people who have not volunteered.
SCACPA Connect is our professional networking platform where members can engage and interact with each other. Your SCACPA Connect login credentials are the same as your org login information. You can use SCACPA Connect to ask questions where other members and experts can give answers or advice. With the complexity of the new tax law, we know it is important to create a space where our CPAs can get answers fast – SCACPA Connect allows you to do just that. We answer your questions about Connect here.
The Future of the Profession in Spartanburg: SCACPA CEO Chris Jenkins is excited to visit USC Upstate on Thursday for his Student Presentation to Beta Alpha Psi members.
SAVE THE DATE: Scholarship winners are invited to attend the Scholarship Recognition luncheon at our annual fall conference, Fall Fest! The luncheon will be on Friday, November 15, at the Columbia Metro Convention Center. Email email@example.com and let us know you’re coming (and who’s coming with you!).
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.