NewsFlash Jan. 31, 2013
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Women to Watch Call for Nominations
The FICPA Women’s Leadership Committee is proud to announce calls for nominations for the third annual Women to Watch Awards. If you know a woman who exemplifies excellence in her profession, work/life balance, accomplishments, etc., nominate her for an award as an Experienced or Emerging Leader!
You could even nominate yourself!
Federal Court Strikes Down
The United States District Court for the District of Columbia on Friday struck down the IRS’ registered tax-return preparer program and enjoined it from enforcing the regulations (Loving, No. 12-385 (D.D.C. 1/18/13)).
The IRS argued that its regulation of tax-return preparers is permitted under 31 U.S.C. Section 330, which allows the IRS to regulate “representatives” who “practice” before it.
Would you like to talk more about this and other Federal Taxation issues? Join the FICPA’s Federal Taxation listserv today. Power up your knowledge by plugging in to this members-only online discussion group. For information about the FICPA Listservs, click here.
New Internship Database Connects Students, Employers
Internships put your firm on the map for the state’s newest talent – but finding the right intern for your practice can be time consuming. That’s why the FICPA has launched the Internship Opportunity Engine.
The Internship Opportunity Engine gives member firms the chance to expand their applicant pools by posting internship listings for free. Once it’s in full swing, the tool also will allow aspiring student members to search and apply for internships at Florida CPA firms.
We need your help to make the Internship Opportunity Engine a success for students and CPA firms. Click the link below to start posting your available internships. Include a description and desired skills to find the most qualified applicants. It’s a quick and easy way to attract some of the state’s best young talent.
Register Now for Foundation’s Money Run
Looking for a way to celebrate the end of tax season? Join your fellow CPAs in Key Biscayne on Saturday, April 20 at 7:45 a.m. for the Money Run! The Money Run, formerly known as the 1040K, is the perfect event to release all your tax-season stress.
Your registration includes admission to the race, admission to Bill Baggs Cape Florida State Park for the day and free beer donated by Heineken Light! But most of all, your participation will help provide scholarships to African-American accounting students in South Florida.
Since its inception in 1989, the Money Run has raised more than $250,000 in scholarship funds and continues to bring hundreds of participants each year. Last year, the FICPA Educational Foundation presented several scholarships to deserving accounting students and will do the same in 2013!
Wear your best CPA running attire and join hundreds in Key Biscayne on April 20 to run for scholarships!
Questions: Jason Zaborske, FICPA Educational Foundation Development Director | (800) 342-3197, Ext. 417 (in Florida) | (850) 224-2727 Ext. 417 | email@example.com.
CPAs in Industry Accounting Conference
If you’re a CPA in industry, this conference was designed for you.
The 2013 CPAs in Industry Conference will give you what it takes to make a lasting impact on your company. To make it convenient for you, this conference is available in two locations.
Health Care Industry Conference
No issue is more important or controversial than health care.
With President Barack Obama retaining office for a second term, the most significant overhaul of the U.S. health care system in more than 40 years is set to move forward. The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) will expand the business of health care providers while increasing cost risk.
Keynote speaker Joseph F. Fifer explains why value leads the charge in these coming changes, and how you can apply it to the business model of a health care organization. You’ll learn the best ways to discuss stakeholder perspectives on value; develop strategies for improving value delivered to purchasers and payers; and describe organizational road maps for value-driven health care.
Do you have a LinkedIn contact who sends messages that clutter your feed with all sorts of useless stuff? Getting rid of contacts isn’t as simple on LinkedIn as it is on other social networks. Here’s how to remove a connection you no longer want.
Log in to your LinkedIn account and select Contacts on the top menu of your homepage. Then click Connections. On the next page, use search and/or filters to find the contact you want to remove.
Now check his or her name. The selected contact shows up in the right-hand column. Click the “X” icon to remove the contact.
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