NewsFlash July 11, 2013
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Look for FCT in Your Mailbox Soon
The July/August issue of Florida CPA Today (FCT) is in the mail to members. This issue’s cover story features Ken Strauss, the 86th Board Chair of the FICPA. The issue also has articles on the 2013-2014 Executive Committee; the AICPA’s new financial reporting framework for SMEs; and the new goodwill and intangible assets testing rules.
Don’t miss the recap article on the 2013 Mega CPE Conference in Orlando!
Awards Abound at Mega CPE Conference
The Mega CPE Conference was the perfect venue for recognizing those who have made a significant contribution to the accounting profession and to the FICPA.
At the Thursday morning keynote address, FICPA Past President Jose Valiente presented the Women to Watch Awards. Stephanie Martin with Lewis, Birch & Ricardo in Clearwater received the Emerging Leader Award and Karen Mosteller received the Experienced Leader Award. Mosteller is a partner at Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company in Fort Myers.
Before a full house at the Thursday luncheon, FICPA President/CEO Deborah Curry and Board Chair Scott Price honored Dr. Daniel Tschopp as the FICPA’s Outstanding Educator. Tschopp, an associate professor of accounting at St. Leo University, is enriching the learning environment for accounting students by infusing technology into the classroom.
On Friday morning, Chair Price welcomed Rep. David Richardson, CPA and presented him with a laminated copy of the cover of the May/June 2013 issue of Florida CPA Today. The cover featured Richardson and his fellow CPA legislators, Reps. Michael Bileca and Dan Raulerson.
After the FICPA’s Annual Meeting, Price recognized outgoing Board of Governors’ members Dan Hevia, Keith Jones, Mike Pender, Elgin Polo, Terry Seaton and Jose Valiente. Price also presented Outstanding Chair and Outstanding Committee awards in recognition of significant contributions made to the Institute this year.
The recipients were:
OUTSTANDING COMMITTEE CHAIRS
At the FICPA Magical Evening! Dinner and fireworks show, Price honored FICPA Past President Richard Berkowitz of Berkowitz Pollack and Brant, LLP, with the Outstanding CPA in Public Service Award. Berkowitz was recognized for his exceptional support to students, education and an array of South Florida community programs. Price also presented Special Chair Service awards to four people who were instrumental in making 2012-13 a successful year for the Institute.
“I’m thankful for the guidance and support of these people for helping prepare me for my role as Chair,” Price said.
The recipients were:
Mary H. Price, Price’s Mother
Past FICPA President Receives Top Leadership Florida Award
Mike Pender, a CPA for Cavanaugh & Co., LLP in Sarasota, received Leadership Florida’s 2013 Distinguished Member Award during the 31st annual conference at Walt Disney World® Resort before a crowd of 500 on June 28, 2013.
Leadership Florida strives to connect leaders throughout the state in sharing knowledge, experiences and opportunities. Pender was chosen for the award from the organization’s membership of approximately 1,800 leaders. As a part of his leadership experience, Pender served as the 2010-2011 President of the Florida Institute of CPAs.
AICPA News Roundup
A collection of recent updates from the AICPA, including: Survey Results Reveal CPA Firms’ Chief Concerns and New Financial Reporting Framework to Help Main Street Businesses.
Survey Results Reveal CPA Firms’ Chief Concerns
AICPA’s New Financial Reporting Framework to Help Main Street Businesses
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