NewsFlash Feb. 28, 2013
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FICPA New Mobile Website Now Live
The FICPA is pleased to announce that its new mobile website now is live at www.ficpa.org. The mobile site is a compact but comprehensive version of the FICPA’s full website. It provides a user-friendly experience that allows quick and easy access to FICPA resources on the go.
Benefits of the mobile site include:
To access the mobile website, simply go to www.ficpa.org on your smart phone.
Keep an eye out for an FICPA mobile app to enhance your experience at the MEGA CPE Convention!
Speak Up During Session!
The 2013 Florida Legislative Session begins Tuesday, March 5. According to the Florida Constitution, Article III Section 3 states the Session shall start on the first Tuesday after the Monday in March and run for 60 calendar days. We will update members on FICPA activities during the session.
Be on the lookout for Call to Action notices from the Governmental Affairs Department. It is imperative that your elected officials hear from you about matters that affect the profession. If you haven’t filled out our Key Person Contact form, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or download an electronic Key Person Contact Form here.
More information about legislative issues: Rivers Buford, FICPA Director of Governmental Affairs | (800) 342-3197, Ext. 203 (in Florida) | (850) 224-2727, Ext. 203 | email@example.com
Join an FICPA Committee
The FICPA seeks volunteers to drive its committees. Your profession and organization depend on your expertise and volunteerism. Apply online quickly and easily. The deadline to apply is April 26, 2013 and appointments become effective July 1, 2013.
Don’t Miss the March/April FCT
The March/April 2013 issue of Florida CPA Today (FCT), the FICPA’s bi-monthly magazine, is on the way to members.
This issue’s cover story features the FICPA 26 Under 36 – the brightest young CPAs who’ve worked to advance the profession and make a difference in their communities. The issue also has articles by young CPAs on generational approaches to the profession; YCPAs Committee members’ recent visit to the Florida Capitol; and the 2012 AICPA Leadership Academy. Also included is an article about how Florida colleges and universities supply the accounting profession.
This issue’s Web Digest article discusses the work-experience requirement related to CPA licensure in Florida.
Look for the print version of FCT in your mailbox soon!
The FICPA Educational Foundation Suncoast Scramble Golf Tournament is quickly approaching! The event will be held Friday, May 3 in Oldsmar at the East Lake Woodlands Country Club. This beautiful course has two 18-hole championship golf courses and is great for all skill levels.
Since 1959, the FICPA Educational Foundation has provided more than $3 million in scholarships and education programs for Florida’s future CPA leaders. This year, we hope to raise more than $20,000 at the Suncoast Scramble to provide scholarships to fourth- and fifth-year accounting students.
Questions about the tournament: Jason Zaborske, FICPA Educational Foundation Development Director | (800) 342-3197, Ext. 417 (in Florida) | (850) 224-2727 Ext. 417 | (850) 251-7274 | firstname.lastname@example.org
CPAs in Industry Accounting Conference
Here are four reasons why you need this specialized conference.
To make it convenient for you, this conference is available in two locations. Hurry – the Early Bird Price for this event ends soon!
Health Care Industry Conference
You already know that health care is changing forever. Do you want to know how to come out ahead while others scramble to catch up?
Keynote speaker Joseph J. Fifer, FHFMA, CPA gives you the skills to discuss stakeholder perspectives on value; develop strategies to improve value for purchasers and payers; and describe organizational road maps for value-driven health care in “The Value Journey” address.
Keynote speaker Pam Beitlich, professional speaker for The Struder Group, stresses the importance of quality outcomes for the future success of your organization. Find out if you’re adjusting quickly enough to new performance standards. The Struder Group works with more than 800 health care organizations.
This is the conference that puts you in the lead among health care CPAs. Register now to save your seat!
Looking for an easier way to uninstall programs in Windows than going through Programs and Features? Check out the free program Windows Uninstaller. It adds an uninstall option to the Context Menu, and allows you to uninstall programs with a few simple clicks.
Windows Uninstaller works with Windows XP SP3 and higher. Just right click the shortcut icon of the program you want to ditch, then select Uninstall. It uses the program’s uninstaller, so you’ll click through that wizard to uninstall the program.
The cool thing is that you can uninstall a program from the shortcut on the Desktop or from the Start menu, or Start menu replacement on Windows 8. No need to go into Control Panel > Programs and Features and hunt down an application.
When trying to install it on a Windows 7 computer via IE, you may receive a warning from the SmartScreen Filter. Go ahead and click Run Anyway – it’s a safe program and won’t harm your system. In fact, if you’re an experienced user and know what you’re installing, you can disable SmartScreen Filter.
Although Windows Uninstaller is easier to use, it uninstalls programs just as if you were using the Windows uninstaller. That means there often will be leftover temp files, folders and registry entries. This might be good enough for some people, but other users want a clean OS without leftover junk. To get rid of all remnants of a program, follow the guide on how to completely uninstall software in Windows.
Review the instructions with images here
Look for the next issue of FICPA NewsFlash March 14, 2013.
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LAST UPDATED 2/28/2013