New Chair's Message, CPE Guide Video, MICPA Website Maintenance and more

by MICPA | Jan 10, 2017   ()

New Message from MICPA Chair Betsy Meter
Check out the latest video message from Betsy Meter, chair of the MICPA Board of Directors, as she discusses how to power up your career, whether you’re a new CPA or have many years of experience.

MICPA Conversation With New House Speaker Tom Leonard
Municipal issues and the role CPAs can play in Michigan’s continued comeback were among topics in a recent conversation with newly elected Speaker of the House Tom Leonard (R-DeWitt Township). MICPA members and Government Relations Director Shane Barry met with Speaker Leonard last Friday in DeWitt. The MICPA looks forward to working with Speaker Leonard for the upcoming term and the opportunity to provide assistance from the profession wherever needed.

Tour the Latest MICPA CPE Guide
Filled with timely updates and important changes to keep you on the cutting edge of the profession, the CPE Guide is a comprehensive collection of all MICPA CPE events. Take a virtual tour of the most recent copy in this brand-new video

MICPA Schedules System Maintenance This Weekend
The MICPA website will be down for system maintenance starting Friday, Jan. 13 at 4 p.m. The website should be back online sometime Sunday evening. If you would like to register for an event during the scheduled downtime please email or call 248.267.3700 and leave a detailed message in the MICPA general mailbox. All other inquiries can be sent to

FASB Guidance Clarifies Definition of Business
The Financial Accounting Standards Board issued an Accounting Standards Update that clarifies the definition of a business. The new standard is intended to help companies and other organizations evaluate whether transactions should be accounted for as acquisitions (or disposals) of assets or businesses. READ MORE

GASB Seeks Comment on Improvements to Reporting Model
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) seeks input by Mar. 31 on potential improvements to the governmental funds portion of the financial reporting model. READ MORE

7 Ethics Questions Finance Professionals Should Ask Prospective Employers
Assessing whether an employer can offer an environment conducive to ethical practices is a crucial part of the decision-making process, especially for professionals such as accountants who must abide by ethics codes. A new article from CGMA Magazine provides some tips. READ MORE

How to Sponsor Diversity in the Leadership Ranks
A regional accounting firm uses a traditional tool to mix up its traditionally white, male leadership ranks. Learn how in the latest issue of Journal of Accountancy. READ MORE

Safeguarding Taxpayer Data – Secure Your Office
Tax professionals can help protect taxpayer data by looking around their own offices. It’s more important than ever to take aggressive steps to protect taxpayer information. The IRS offers a few simple questions you should be considering. READ MORE

Future Leaders Program for High School Seniors
The KPMG Future Leaders Program affords top female high school seniors, selected by the Office of Condoleezza Rice, the opportunity to enhance their personal growth through college scholarships, a leadership development retreat at Stanford University, a mentor for one year, and an introduction to golf. The program aims to help these young women continue to build a strong foundation and instill the confidence and leadership ability they need to succeed in college and ultimately in their long-term careers. Learn more in the overview and application. Apply by Jan. 30. READ MORE

Source: MICPA
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