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New Marquette CPA Exam Testing Center, Hospice Glow Run, Promote Your Firm for Free and more

by MICPA | Aug 22, 2017   ()

CPA Exam: New Marquette Testing Center Will Open Soon
NASBA announced a new test site for the CPA Exam will be located in the Upper Peninsula. The new testing center with 12 testing stations will be located at 153 West Washington St., Suite D, Marquette, MI 49855. Prometric will activate this test center Sept. 22.

Hospice Glow Run: Early-Bird Registration Ends Soon
There’s one week left to get the early-bird discount to participate in the family and pet-friendly Memorial 5K Glow Run in Elk Rapids on Oct. 14. MICPA is a sponsor of this event, which will raise funds to cover unmet needs of Hospice of Michigan patients and their families. Register by Aug. 30 for early-bird discounts. Visit www.hom.org/glowrun for details and registration.

Promote Your Firm for Free in National Ad Campaign
Today, Aug. 22, is the last day to sign up to participate in the profession’s #CPApowered ad campaign and be a part of a nationwide effort to inform small business owners of the benefits of using a CPA. The campaign is launching this fall with two breakthrough 30-second videos that you can share on your firm's website and social media channels. An additional national cable TV and social media campaign will run simultaneously. Sign up today.

Share Your Thoughts on Gender Equality
Women make up less than a quarter – 24 percent – of partners in public accounting firms today. To better understand and close this gender gap, the AICPA’s Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee (WIEC) is conducting research and would like to hear what firms across the country are doing to advance women into leadership positions. Members in public accounting are invited to complete this brief survey by Friday, Sep. 1.

3 Factors Driving Single Audit Quality
What really influences single audit quality? A recent AICPA Peer Review Program study identified three factors that correlated to quality performance in the single audits tested. This infographic outlines key steps you can take to perform high-quality audits.

Meet Students From Throughout Michigan at MICPA Career Fair
Participate in the MICPA Career Fair on Sept. 29 at Laurel Manor in Livonia to connect with students who are looking to start building their future. The MICPA Career Fair is a great place to showcase career opportunities in your company or firm and reach out to a large pool of candidates focused on jobs and internships in Michigan.

IRS Seeks Applications for Advisory Committee for the Tax Exempt and Government Entities Division
The IRS is seeking applications for vacancies on the Advisory Committee on Tax Exempt and Government Entities (ACT). The committee provides a venue for public input on relevant areas of tax administration. Vacancies exist in the following customer segments: employee plans, exempt organization and tax exempt bonds. READ MORE

e-Services Unavailable over Labor Day Weekend
IRS will conduct annual Labor Day maintenance on numerous electronic systems beginning Saturday, Sept. 2 at 8 p.m. ET and ending Tuesday, Sept. 5 at 5 a.m. ET. The Transcript Delivery System, TIN Matching, e-file Application, ACA and Registration Services will not be operational during this timeframe.

Are You Password Challenged? This Might Help
Old password advice to use capital letters, numbers and symbols is no longer considered a best practice. Learn new guidelines for passwords that better guard your information (and might be easier to remember) in this AICPA Insights blog post. READ MORE

Does Computer Hardware Matter Anymore?
With so many software applications available in the cloud, does the hardware really matter? Randy Johnston of K2 Enterprises outlines your options in this article written for MICPA. Got technology questions? The K2 Enterprises team will present numerous seminars and webinars for MICPA through the end of the year. READ MORE

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