The "Why" behind the Anticipatory CPA

By now you have seen or heard about our work with Dan Burrus, a world-renowned technology forecaster, innovation expert, and New York Times best-selling author, to create a ground-breaking learning system to teach CPAs and accounting and finance professionals the critical competency of anticipation.   
People don't buy what you do, they buy WHY you do what you do -Simon Sinek
Many are excited about this program and many are asking why are we doing this? I want...

Maryland's 2015 legislative victories underscore the value of associations

For anyone asking if associations are still relevant, the Maryland Association of CPAs has an emphatic, one-word answer: Yes. The MACPA and its members drove that point home during the 2015 session of Maryland’s General Assembly. With considerable support from the MACPA, the state’s lawmakers passed a pair of bills that were high on CPAs’ legislative agenda, each of which provides some important protections for CPAs who do work in Maryland. * The first (House Bill 878 / Senate...

Maryland CPAs declare victory for 2015 legislative session

Posted By: Tom Hood on April 14, 2015 in Legislative / Regulatory
Last night at midnight, House Speaker, Michael Busch, proclaimed "sine die"  as the 2015 legislative session ended for another year. Confetti and ballons come down as the 435th session drew to a close and Maryland CPAs declared victory and a successful legislative agenda that started on Janurary 29th with record attendance at CPA Day.
No man's life, liberty or happiness are safe when the legislature is in session. -Mark Twain
Tom Hood and Mary Beth Halpern report on the...

Salisbury’s accounting department earns coveted AACSB accreditation

Attention, please: Salisbury University is awesome. The university’s Department of Accounting and Legal Studies has earned the coveted accreditation from the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business — better known as AACSB International. The department is part of Salisbury’s Franklin P. Perdue School of Business. "It takes a great deal of self-evaluation and determination to earn both accounting and business accreditation, and I commend Salisbury University for its...

The 115th anniversary of the CPA profession in Maryland

Posted By: Tom Hood on April 09, 2015 in Legislative / Regulatory
It was late in the evening on April 10, 1900 that Gov. John Walter Smith signed into law the "Act to regulate the Practice of the Profession of Public Accountant in Maryland." It was the third try in the legislature by a small group of accountants working to establish a new "profession" to help Maryland make the shift from the agricultural age to the industrial age. Maryland would be the third state in the nation to pass this law. This same group was involved in the first two states, New York...

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