Gary Robb: Shifting Gears Mid-Career

Economic downturns are more than just money, something MICPA member Gary Robb, CPA, knows all too well having graduated with his master’s degree in human resources in 2008. Quickly seeing a need to shift gears, Gary jumped paths, earning a master’s in accounting and passing the CPA Exam by 2011. Find out how one sharp left paved the road for Gary to find Common Ground between community service and professional growth as the MICPA continues its CPA Appreciation Day October celebration!

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Hiring in 2021 and Beyond: Finance & Accounting Edition

Last week, the MICPA broke down the hottest trends in hiring amid the “Great Recession,” specifically perks, benefits and other expectations in demand by today’s workforce. This week, we take a closer look at what trends are impacting the finance and accounting industry in particular, particularly what sectors are hiring the most, most desirable skills and CFO areas of focus.

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Leading Through Crisis

2021 MICPA Public Service Award honoree, Jamie Lopiccolo, CPA, and founder of Capocore Professional Advisors proved his adaptability by quickly pivoting his focus during the onset of the pandemic to focus on the needs of small business owners and other CPAs. As we continue showing our appreciation for CPAs throughout the month of October, find out how Jamie went above and beyond to ensure he could provide reliable guidance to his clients, community and fellow CPAs in their time of need.

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Bridging the Expectations Gap: Trends in Post-Pandemic Recruiting

In a recent study published by Robert Half, employers and employees discussed their expectations on salaries, benefits and the future of remote work. The MICPA breaks down key considerations for fostering a competitive edge in a post-pandemic business world in two parts.

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Treasury: Get Ready. Get Set. FAFSA!

The very first step for students and families to take when applying for scholarships and other forms of financial assistance is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), according to the Michigan Department of Treasury.

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Accountancy Among Happiest Careers in America

Of course, not every accountant loves their job but a recent survey revealed that accountancy, banking and finance professionals are among those Americans most happy with their careers, Fast Company reports. MICPA members Regina Nock, CPA, principal at Capocore Professional Advisors and Dominic Ortiz, CPA, CGMA, CEO & GM Potawatomi Hotel and Casino weigh in.

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Changing the Face of Accounting

MICPA member Brittani Shantel Jackson, CPA and teaching assistant in pursuit of her Ph.D. in Accounting, entered the CPA pipeline at age seven. As the MICPA continues to shine a light on its members, Brittani shines a light on the power of influence and how early exposure to finance is the key to changing the face of accounting.

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Questions You Should Ask Yourself to Protect What’s Important

Planning for the future is part of the CPA daily grind, but are you asking the right questions when it comes to planning for your own future and protecting what’s important? The Paul Goebel Group explores four questions every professional should consider when assessing the current state of their insurance and how to future proof their coverage. 

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PCAOB Adopts HFCAA Determination Framework

Last week, the Public Company Accounting Oversight Board (PCAOB) held an open meeting to decide on the adoption of a new rule concerning the PCAOB’s responsibilities under the Holding Foreign Companies Accountable Act (HFCAA). The rule, which provides a framework for the board to use when determining whether it us unable to inspect or investigate completely registered public accounting firms located in a foreign jurisdiction due to certain positions taken by one or more authorities in that jurisdiction was adopted.

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Tax Season Prepared With a Side of Single Audit

Single audits are the talk of the town these days, as more businesses than ever received federal aid for the first time in 2020 and 2021. While not all federal aid recipients will require a single audit, auditors and practitioners are rightly preparing for an inevitable influx of demand. In an effort to assist its members with this emerging need, the MICPA has collated these resources developed by industry experts to ease the way.

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