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In this area you will find a collection of recent press releases on subjects ranging from tax tips to financial planning ideas.

 

Justin Thames to Lead FICPA Governmental Affairs
The Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA) recently tapped internal lobbyist Justin Thames as its director of governmental affairs. Thames is responsible for formulating, implementing and managing legislative and political strategies on behalf of the...
Florida Institute of CPAs Installs Mia Thomas as Chairman of the Board
The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) announces that Mia A. Thomas , CPA, CGMA of Orlando , will serve as the FICPA ’ s 2015 - 2016 Ch air of the Board. Thomas ’ term began July 1, 2015
CPA Members Of The Florida House Awarded For Service
Jeff Barbacci, CPA and Chair of the Florida Institute of CPAs recently awarded four CPAs serving in the Florida House of Representatives with the FICPA Chairman’s Special Service Award. Recipients include Rep. Michael Bileca, R-Miami; Rep....
Rep. Raulerson Among CPAs In Florida House Awarded For Service
Jeff Barbacci, CPA and Chair of the Florida Institute of CPAs recently awarded Rep. Dan Raulerson, R-Plant City and three other CPAs also serving in the Florida House of Representatives with the FICPA Chairman’s Special Service Award. In...
Rep. Bileca Among CPAs In Florida House Awarded For Service
Jeff Barbacci, CPA and Chair of the Florida Institute of CPAs recently awarded Rep. Michael Bileca, R-Miami and three other CPAs also serving in the Florida House of Representatives with the FICPA Chairman’s Special Service Award. In...
Rep. Stevenson Among CPAs In Florida House Awarded For Service
Jeff Barbacci, CPA and Chair of the Florida Institute of CPAs recently awarded Rep. Cyndi Stevenson, R-St. Johns and three other CPAs also serving in the Florida House of Representatives with the FICPA Chairman’s Special Service Award. In...
Rep. Richardson Among CPAs In Florida House Awarded For Service
Jeff Barbacci, CPA and Chair of the Florida Institute of CPAs recently awarded Rep. David Richardson, D-Miami and three other CPAs serving in the Florida House of Representatives the FICPA Chairman’s Special Service Award. In addition to...
FICPA Offers Help for Fort Lauderdale NFP CFOs
Staying up to date and complying with ever-changing regulations is daunting for today’s not-for-profit CFOs. Effectively managing and reporting financial performance can make the difference between success and failure for Fort Lauderdale...
FICPA Offers Help for Tampa NFP CFOs
Staying up to date and complying with ever-changing regulations is daunting for today’s not-for-profit CFOs. Effectively managing and reporting financial performance can make the difference between success and failure for Tampa...
FICPA Announces, Congratulates 26 Under 36
The FICPA is pleased to announce the honorees of its 26 Under 36 initiative. The goal of the initiative was to identify and recognize FICPA members younger than 36 who have made notable accomplishments through their service to our...
State, FICPA Warn Don't Fall Victim To Unlicensed CPAs
The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and the Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA) are warning Floridians of the danger of hiring unlicensed certified public accountants (CPAs) to assist with their business’...
Florida Institute of CPAs Installs Jeff Barbacci as Chairman of the Board
The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) announces that Jeffrey E. Barbacci, CPA, of Tallahassee will serve as the FICPA’s 2014-2015 Chair of the Board. Barbacci’s term began July 1, 2014.
Florida Institute of CPAs Presents Women to Watch Awards
Allison Harrell, CPA, and Sheri Schultz, CPA/ABV/CFF, recently received the Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA) Women to Watch Awards. The awards, which are given in conjunction with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), recognize outstanding...
Florida Institute of CPAs Presents Women to Watch Award to Allison Harrell
Allison Harrell, CPA, of Tallahassee has received the Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA) Women to Watch Emerging Leader Award. The award, which is given in conjunction with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), recognizes outstanding women who...
Florida Institute of CPAs Presents Women to Watch Award to Sheri Schultz
Sheri Schultz, CPA/ABV/CFF , of Plantation has received the Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA) Women to Watch Experienced Leader Award. The award, which is given in conjunction with the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA), recognizes outstanding...
State, FICPA Congratulate Outstanding CPA Exam Candidates, Encourage Them To Do Business In Florida
The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) today congratulated Brian Krogol from the University of Florida and Veronika Krasteva from the University of Miami who...
State, Accounting Association Announce Winners of Video Contest to Combat Unlicensed Activity
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. - The Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) today announced the winners of “The Impostulators” student video contest....
Public Encouraged to Vote On Student CPA Videos
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Department of Business and Professional Regulation (DBPR) and the Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) today encouraged the public to vote for their favorite video in a public service contest for...
Scott Price to Lead State CPA Association
Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) announces that effective July 1, 2012, Scott G. Price, CPA, PFS, CFF, CFE, of Odessa, will serve as the 2012-2013 FICPA Chair. "The FICPA is proud to welcome Scott as Chair," said...
Gov. Scott Streamlines CPA and Business Regulations
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Gov. Rick Scott, in his keynote address to attendees of the Mega CPE Conference this morning, emphasized the importance of streamlining regulations, permitting and other requirements in Florida’s quest to become...
Gov. Rick Scott to Address Florida CPAs
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA) will host Governor Rick Scott as keynote speaker at its Mega CPE Conference, Wednesday, June 13 in Tampa. Florida CPAs are required to earn 80 hours of continuing professional...
Sen. Bob Graham to Address Florida CPAs
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – The Florida Institute of CPAs will host Florida Senator Bob Graham as keynote speaker at its Mega CPE Conference, Tuesday, June 12 in Orlando. Florida CPAs are required to earn 80 hours of continuing professional...
College Residency Program Teaches Minority High School Students About Accounting, College, Business And Leadership
The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) will host 45 high school and state college students from across Florida during its 14th annual Minority Summer Residency Program (MSRP), to be held June 10-14 at the University of...
Florida Institute of CPAs Selects New President/CEO
The Florida Institute of Certified Public Accountants (FICPA) announces that Deborah Curry, CPA, has been selected as its new Chief Executive Officer-Executive Director. She is scheduled to start Oct. 1. “The FICPA is proud to welcome...
Conference Highlights Ever-evolving Changes in Health Care
A year ago, the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed into law. Today, more than two dozen states are participating in lawsuits to overturn the Act, with Florida and Virginia succeeding. Keeping up with all of the changes and...
Harold L. Monk Jr. Receives AICPA Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service
NEW ORLEANS – Harold L. Monk Jr., CPA, CFE, received the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ 2010 Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service.
Florida Institute of CPAs Awards Outstanding CPA in Public Service to Roshan Shikarpuri
Roshan "Shan" Shikarpuri of Palm Harbor received the Florida Institute of CPAs' Outstanding CPA in Public Service Award. "Shan has an affinity for all people," said Kathryn B. Anderson, CAE, FICPA CEO-Executive Director. "He is a true leader,...
Florida Institute of CPAs Awards Outstanding Educator Award to Celina L. Jozsi
Celina L. Jozsi, CPA, an accounting professor at the University of South Florida, received the Florida Institute of CPAs 2010 Outstanding Educator Award. Jozsi, who earned her master's degree in accountancy at USF, has more than 25 years...
CPAs Building Better Boards Program Can Strengthen Nonprofit Organizations
For Immediate Release May 15, 2008 Contact: Jan Dobson, CAE, Sr. Dir. of Communications & Marketing Florida Institute of CPAs Phone (850) 224-2727, Ext. 380 E-Mail dobsonj@ficpa.org / www.ficpa.org CPAs Building Better Boards Program...