Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Blogs to Follow 2.0

Another interesting accounting related blog is re: The Auditors. This blog covers the public accounting industry. There are at times lively discussions in the comments between people in the industry.

Francine McKenna is a former big 4 employee who now has a consulting practice. Her writing is insightful. She is also on twitter @retheauditors.

Monday, March 30, 2009

Texas Young CPAs Conference

The Young CPAs Conference is coming up on May 22 in Houston. Now is the time to make plans to attend. I know that many are in the throes of busy season, but don't forget to register. We are going to have a great line up of speakers.  I will post profiles of some of the speakers in the weeks leading up to the conference.  The price for CPAs and Candidates who are TSCPA members is $95 for up to six hours of CPE -- that's a great value. We are excited to be offering sessions that address issues relevant to Young CPAs. Here are the session topics:

Professional Issues Update
Federal Tax Update
Technology Update
Generational Dynamics
Wealth Building: Personal Financial Planning
Client Relations and Practice Development
Business Skills for the Workplace
Cyber Crime
Negotiation and Conflict Resolution
Networking Reception

Friday, March 20, 2009

Registration Now Open for May 22 Young CPAs Conference in Houston

Registration Now Open for May 22 Young CPAs Conference in Houston

Registration is now available for the May 22 Young CPAs and Emerging Professionals Conference to be held at the Hyatt Regency Houston. This daylong event designed for young CPAs, CPA candidates and accounting students will feature sessions on business skills for the workplace, client relations and practice development, negotiation and conflict resolution, a professional issues update, taxation, technology, working with baby boomers, and more. You can learn all this, earn up to six CPE credit hours, and network with your peers and TSCPA leaders – all for only $95 for TSCPA CPA and candidate members (non-member registration fees apply). Be sure to save your seat today! 

Learn More: http://www.tscpa.org/general/YoungCPAConfSpring09.asp 

Register Online: http://tinyurl.com/cqj8vq

(Online registration only for CPAs and candidates; students must call the CPE InfoLine at 800-428-0272.)

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Blogs to Follow 1.0

In addition to sharing information about the Young CPA activities of the Texas Society of CPAs, I plan to provide some information about blogs and other online resources that I have found useful professionally. There is a lot of information out there on the topics of millenials in the workplace, management and organization, CPA exam, tax, audit, and other topics of interest to accountants.

As far as blogs go, I have a large pool to draw from. I am addicted to Google Reader. I follow 165 blogs. It's an illness, really.

One blog that may be of interest to CPA candidates is the CPA Exam Preparation Blog by Roger CPA Review. While I can't attest to their CPA review products, I do know that the blog often has well written articles with good tips, tricks, and reminders. This company is forward-thinking. They have live, online, and usb review courses. I also happen to know that they were working on an iPhone application.

I am interested in hearing what CPA exam review products have worked well for you, so please comment about your experiences.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

This is the place

This blog is the unofficial site for information about the Texas Young CPAs conference. The conference will be in Houston on Friday, May 22, 2009. This past May, the inaugural conference was held in Dallas. It was a great success. We had a full house, and had a waiting list. So, register early and often. Once the registration goes live, I will put a link to it here.

I also plan to post information of general interest to Young CPAs and show you some of the resources available to us.

You can also follow on twitter. The twitter name is txycpa. The hashtag for the conference will be #ycpac.