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State Board of Accountancy, MI Treasury Visits, Escape to Belle Isle and more

by MICPA | Jul 11, 2017   ()

Governor Makes Appointment, Reappointments to the State Board of Accountancy
Gov. Rick Snyder announced the appointment of Stephanie Bergeron of Birmingham as well as the reappointments of Jennifer Kluge of Grosse Pointe and Ola Smith of Kalamazoo to the State Board of Accountancy. Bergeron, a past chair of the MICPA, and Smith are CPA members of the board; Kluge is a public member. Members serve four-year terms. Their appointments are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate. READ MORE

Michigan Treasury Schedules Visits to Kalamazoo, Lansing and Flint
The Michigan Department of Treasury will conduct outreach sessions in Kalamazoo (Aug. 3), Lansing (Aug. 16) and Flint (Aug. 24). Upcoming sessions are planned for cash-basis entities such as gas stations, convenience stores and beer/wine/liquor stores. Treasury will provide an overview of the sales tax filing process (including MTO), the ins and outs of the audit process, how to appeal an audit decision, and more. View the flyer for details.

Escape to Belle Isle on Saturday With MICPA Emerging Leaders
MICPA’s Emerging Leaders Task Force will escape to Belle Isle on July 15 and they invite you to join in for an early morning run or walk. Task force members will serve as volunteers, but you are invited to participate in the event – run the 2 mile/5K/10k, or bring your kids for the fun run. This is a great family event, training event, or simply a fun run to enjoy the new and improved Belle Isle Park. The event raises money for the Ronald McDonald House. View the flyer for details, or visit the website.

Find Your Star-Studded Picture Taken at MIS
The MICPA Management Information & Business Show in Novi was a great success and we are grateful to everyone who came. If you had your picture taken with the Star Wars characters, you can find your photo on our Facebook page.

Managing Up: How to Get the Most From Your Boss
Consider what, how and when you communicate with your manager to build a more constructive relationship. Read more in this article from CGMA Magazine.

 How Accounting Can Empower Better Project Management
Accountants are a natural ally for anyone hoping to get things done within an organization. They know the transaction flows of the organization and the risks and controls around its processes, and that knowledge can provide a valuable road map for those tasked with product design, process improvement and more. A CGMA Magazine article shows that by participating in project management, accountants can become better advocates for good financial, data, and process management practices. READ MORE

Security Summit Launches “Don’t Take the Bait” Campaign
The IRS warns tax professionals to increase their computer security and to beware of their inbox – specifically the successful email scams dubbed spear phishing that are disguised to look as if they come from a friend, a customer or a company. READ MORE

Source: MICPA
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