NewsFlash Sept. 19, 2013
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FICPA Remembers Rep. Clay Shaw
FICPA member and former U.S. Rep. Clay Shaw, who represented Palm Beach and Broward counties in Congress from 1981 to 2007, died Sept. 10 after a battle with lung cancer. He was 74.
Rep. Shaw, a Republican, authored the historic Welfare Reform Act of 1996 and was a leading advocate for Everglades restoration in Congress.
“We are saddened by Rep. Shaw’s passing,” said FICPA President/CEO Deborah Curry, CPA, CGMA. “His service in Congress was, without a doubt, vital to the advancement of our profession and to the esteem of the CPA credential in the eyes of the public.”
Rep. Shaw was a lawyer and CPA who held a variety of offices in Fort Lauderdale. He served as the city’s mayor from 1975 to 1980 before winning election to Congress.
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AICPA News Roundup
A collection of recent updates from the AICPA, including: U.S. Adults Misidentify Financial Terms in Health Care Plans; AICPA Offers Recommendations to Improve Online Sales Tax Legislation; and Business Executives Grow Optimistic About Hiring Plans.
U.S. Adults Misidentify Financial Terms in Health Care Plans
AICPA Offers Recommendations to Improve Online Sales Tax Legislation
The AICPA recommended several ways to simplify the process and provide a fair environment for businesses that would be affected. Two of the recommendations to minimize the bill’s impact are to substantially increase the small-business exemption and allow remote sellers filing flexibility.
Business Executives Grow Optimistic About Hiring Plans
It’s Fall –Time to Throw on Those Jeans
It’s not too late to become a Scholarship Wrangler! Even with our suggested dates, firms are free to choose their own days to participate. Our next suggested Jeans Day is Oct. 25, but your firm may participate at any time between now and the end of 2013.
Participating in this program helps the Foundation raise critical funds that provide much-needed help and support to Florida accounting students.
Questions: FICPA Educational Foundation Staff | (800) 342-3197 | (850) 224-2727 | email@example.com
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We’ve developed a free mobile app to help you rock the 28th Annual Accounting Show®! Stay connected before, during and after the event with these features:
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Elder Planning Symposium
In Florida, 17.6 percent of the population is 65 or older. That means the Sunshine State has more people sorting through the challenges of advance directives, end-of-life planning, guardianship, Social Security and Medicaid than the rest of the nation. Can you provide clients with a tailwind as they make these tough decisions?
The 2013 FICPA Elder Planning Symposium helps you sail ahead in the nation’s largest market for these services. Run a more successful elder-planning practice with know-how about financial tools for the elderly, Medicaid, long-term care, veteran’s benefits, financial exploitation and more.
Attract and retain clients by gaining the right perspective on marketing and customer-service approaches for this industry. Register for the 2013 Elder Planning Symposium!
Florida State University Fall Accounting Conference
Inspire Your Team like a Pro!
Who would you turn to for advice on inspiring your team to become more productive and successful? How about someone whose resume includes more than three decades of producing great players; 1,723 career victories; 15 trips to the College World Series; and an induction into the American Baseball Coaches Association Hall of Fame? Join us at the Florida State University Fall Accounting Conference on Nov. 7 to hear from a man who’s accomplished all this and more!
We’re pleased to welcome Florida State University Head Baseball Coach Mike Martin Sr. as our lunch presentation speaker. During his presentation, “How To Motivate Your Staff (Players) (1 BE),” Martin will discuss embracing better leadership strategies, empowering your staff and keeping them motivated even when the going gets tough. Discover the tips you need to inspire your team to become more efficient and productive, all while improving morale. This session definitely is a game changer for your firm.
Get the hours you need at this convenient and affordable conference! Take advantage of a jam-packed day of one-on-one networking, high-quality CPE, knowledgeable instructors and an empowering lunch presentation from FSU’s big hit, Mike Martin Sr.
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Register today! Take advantage of early-bird pricing and you could save up to $55!
Do you have Facebook friends who send you annoying game requests all day long? You're not the only one. However, there’s a way to get rid of them (the game requests, not your friends).
What do you do to send those notifications to notification heaven and have a calmer existence? First, click the lock icon at the top right side of the Facebook main page. On the menu that comes down, click See More Settings.
Now, in the left hand menu, find Blocking and click it.
You'll be presented with a range of blocking options, which I have a feeling you'll use extensively in the future, now that you've found them. As tempting as it may be, scroll past the Block users option (maybe that friend doesn't deserve such drastic measures) until you find a section called Block apps.
In this case, I want to get rid of Zynga Slots. To get rid of an app or game, just start typing its name and you'll get suggestions. When you find the app, click its name. It will be added to your block list and it won't annoy you again. If you decide you want its notifications back, repeat the steps above, find it in the list of blocked apps and click Unblock next to it. It will be back in no time.
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LAST UPDATED 9/19/2013