The future of the CPA profession is ... fun!

Posted By: Rebekah Brown on August 27, 2014 in Business Strategy&Leadership / Management
No, really ... it is! Two weeks ago I had the pleasure of attending the AICPA E.D.G.E. Conference in New Orleans. The conference is the brainchild of some of the AICPA Leadership Academy alums and is put on by the Young CPA Network. It's tag line says it all: "Leave all expectations of a traditional conference behind. That’s the best approach for embracing the benefits of the E.D.G.E. Conference. Evolve. Distinguish. Grow. Engage.” The conference was full of great content. Sessions like...

Generational Encounters - A Millenial's Perspective

The title of the paper says it all, Generational Encounters: Goodbye Boomers, Welcome Millennials! What a treat when a student member from the University of Baltimore gets inspired from our NYPN Generational Symposium, gets approval to write a research paper on generations and then presents it to the MACPA Board of Directors in May, 2014. Pictured is MACPA Past-Chair Byron Patrick, Tanyeka Alexander (student), Tom Hood, and Professor Dalton Tong. She started her presentation with her story of why...

Maryland CPA firms featured in Inside Public Accounting lists

Posted By: Tom Hood on August 26, 2014 in Accounting & Auditing
Inside Public Accounting has released three of its popular lists identifying top CPA firms in the United States. The "Top 100," "Top 200" and "Best of the Best" lists featured a nice crop of Maryland-based firms. These firms averaged a 6.3 percent growth rate and 27.3 percent profitability, with the 100th largest firm reporting $32.5 million in net revenue and the 200th largest firm at $14.2 million. Our congratulations to the following Maryland-based CPA firms: 1. No. 59: SC&H Group in...

Cross-country CPA: ‘One act of kindness is phenomenal’

Posted By: Bill Sheridan on August 25, 2014 in Business Strategy&Leadership / Management
If you weren’t paying attention — and chances are you weren’t — you probably missed the story of the season for CPAs. In a summer filled with screaming headlines about racial tensions, ice bucket challenges and terrorist horror shows, you’d be forgiven. But on Aug. 9, a lone CPA quietly strolled onto the beach in Ocean City, Md., and stepped into the surf of the Atlantic Ocean. In that moment, two coasts were connected and an epic cross-country journey came to a...

In memoriam: Longtime MACPA lobbyist George Manis dies at 85

Posted By: Bill Sheridan on August 19, 2014 in Legislative / Regulatory
CPAs in Maryland and beyond are mourning the loss of a true friend and advocate. George Nick Manis, best known to MACPA members as the co-founder of Manis Canning & Associates, the lobbying firm that has worked tirelessly with the MACPA to protect CPAs and their clients before Maryland’s General Assembly, died unexpectedly on Aug. 13 at the age of 85. “George’s knowledge of our state’s government and his savvy lobbying instincts were hugely important to our...

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