The EDGE - June 2012 

    Tips on Career Management, Leadership and Work/Life Balance.
    AICPA THE EDGE | A Monthly eNewsletter for Young CPAs
    Are you ready for the summer? Are you ready for the good times?

    Summer has arrived, tax season is over, the sun is shining.  What are your summer plans?  Are you going to take a much needed vacation, work more hours, volunteer in your local community, or relax at home and have a “staycation”?  Visit the Young CPA Network LinkedIn Group and take our Summer Time poll.

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    Vol. 8, Issue 6

    YPG/RMA Trifecta
    at Canterbury Park

    June 21, 2012 @ 5:30-8:30pm
    Canterbury Park, Shakopee, Minnesota

    Service Organization Controls (SOC) School: Conducting Successful Engagements

    June 27 - 29, 2012
    Atlanta, GA

    AICPA National Advanced Accounting and Auditing Technical Symposium (NAAATS)

    July 19 - 20, 2012
    Chicago, IL

    AICPA Advanced IT Audit Training School - How to Perform Tests of IT Controls

    July 30 - Aug. 1, 2012
    Atlanta, GA

    NYPN Summer Happy Hour Event

    August 2, 2012 @ 5-8pm
    Bethesda, MD

    E.D.G.E. - Sharpening the Next Generation of CPAs

    August 8 - 10, 2012
    Orlando, FL

    AICPA Women's Global Leadership Summit

    October 17 - 18, 2012
    Boston, MA

    Career Management

    Off the Hinges Assignments: Sales Tax Guru
    Who says sales tax reporting and compliance can’t be exciting? Meet Allen Lau, CPA, a senior tax specialist with Avalara. Find out why Allen chose to go down this road. His reasons just might surprise you!

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    How to Seek Consensus
    Admired leaders walk a fine line between being buddy-buddy and serving as a benevolent dictator, yet these same leaders know that motivating teams in the workplace is all about reaching a consensus. Learn how to get what you want and help others around you feel better about an outcome.

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    Work–Life Balance

    Today it's Raining: Tips to Saving Money
    CPAs may be well known for giving off-the-cuff financial advice to employees, employers, and clients, but how about taking some of their own advice and trying to save for a rainy day? Here are some useful tips on how to put away part of your paycheck.

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    Get Involved

    AICPA and CIMA introduce innovation outlook
    CGMAs can play a number of roles in helping their organizations drive sustainable success. The new CGMA Innovation Outlook paper provides an overview of the themes the CGMA program will explore over the coming months and offers insights into the reports, tools and resources CGMAs can use throughout the year to help them address various issues within their organizations. From ethics and skills building to performance and risk management, CGMAs can support their organizations with a wide array of knowledge and plans, all available throughout the year at Find out more by viewing the report: Innovation Outlook: Framing the global management accounting agenda 2012/13

    Announcing a new member category for non-CPA finance, accounting, law, and academic professionals
    For the first time, AICPA is extending membership to all financial professionals, not just CPAs, with our new Non-CPA Associate Membership. Encourage your employees and colleagues to join and take advantage of all the benefits AICPA membership offers. It will give them the resources they need to stay competitive and help elevate their careers to the next level. Benefits of membership include access to member-only content on, discounted AICPA member insurance programs, career resources, $300 off each conference registration and much more. Learn about the requirements to become a Non-CPA Associate or join today. Join before July 31, 2012, and save 50% off a full year of membership.

    The AICPA/Women's Initiative Executive Committee Women's Global Leadership Summit, Steps to Optimal Success: Creating Value for Your Organization, to be held Oct 17 to 18 in Boston, was created through a collaboration with the AICPA WIEC, Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and American Woman's Society of CPAs, to help women CPAs build skills in business development, mentoring, networking and client services that will enable them to progress in their careers. The conference features working sessions in which women can identify and enhance the skills they need to take on greater responsibilities. Register before July 9 and save $100.

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