Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Who are We?

I realized that I have never fully introduced myself here on the blog.

My name is Michael Brown. I am a senior manager at a CPA firm in Waco: Jaynes, Reitmeier, Boyd & Therrell, P.C. I lead the firm's Business Valuation, Forensic, and Litigation Services practice. I hold three professional certifications: CPA, ABV and CFF (Accredited in Business Valuation and Certified in Financial Forensics). I am currently serving on the TSCPA board of directors as a director-at-large. Additionally, I serve on two committees of the TSCPA: the Young CPA committee and the Business Valuation, Forensic and Litigation Services Committee. In 2009, I was honored to receive the Chairman's Citation for Service for my involvement with the Young CPA Committee.

It is my involvement with the Young CPA's Committee of the TSCPA that was the genesis of this blog.

Online, I can be found on the JRBT website, LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter (txycpa or michaellbrown). I have been profiled on the AICPA website Start Here Go Places and in the Nov/Dec 2008 issue of Today's CPA.

I hope that this blog is a continuing forum for matters of interest to Young CPA's in Texas.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Young CPAs Committee Meeting

The TSCPA Young CPAs Committee met in Dallas on Thursday, July 30. We had a productive discussion about our 3rd annual Texas Young CPAs conference, which will be in May 2010. The group had some great ideas about how to make the conference more technology friendly, and I hope to be able to share some of these ideas later as we get the arrangements figured out.

Knowing that the committee does not have a monopoly on good ideas, we would like to hear from other TSCPA members about how we can better serve young CPAs and how we can continue to improve our conference. Your comments are welcomed.