PCPS Events and Webcasts

PCPS Events & Webcasts

Each year, PCPS is involved with the planning and support of several AICPA events. These events provide opportunities for earning technical, personal development and firm management CPE hours while attending presentations from the profession's top speakers. The learning extends to countless networking and best practice sharing occasions among practitioners.

PCPS members generally receive discounts on registration for events relevant to the PCPS member community. A list of discounts and discount codes is available.

Below are some upcoming conferences and events relevant to PCPS. Be sure to check back with us regularly for new event postings. Also explore the many learning opportunities available through the AICPA.

Featured PCPS Conferences and Events

AICPA Women’s Global Leadership Summit: Nov. 2-4, 2016 – Boston, MA

The AICPA Women’s Global Leadership Summit, is presented by the AICPA Women’s Initiative Executive Committee with Partners AWSCPA and CPA Canada. The objective of this conference is to focus on leadership, boardroom diversity, and best practices to enhance the skills and potential of women leaders within the financial community. The high-level caliber of speakers will provide training and information on how women can secure their future in this complex industry.

This summit will also provide women leaders with a unique opportunity to gain new insights and to learn directly from other successful professional women. The sessions & workshops offer a full scope of perspectives - from women finance leaders in firms, business & industry, not for profits, academia and government.

You will have an opportunity to enhance your business skills, bringing value to your organization and to your career. Interactive workshops will focus on key topics - leadership, business development, strategic planning, networking, communication, negotiation, risk management and change management.

Register here: Boston, MA or Online

CPA Career Center Virtual Career Fair:
Dec. 13, 2016, 12:00PM to 3:00PM ET

The Virtual Career Fair will connect your firm with talented accounting and finance professionals from across the country. The online format provides an easy, effective way to reach qualified candidates and conduct interviews from the convenience of your desk.

Benefits for Employers:

  • Chat one-on-one with top candidates
  • Access detailed reports of candidates, resumes and chat transcripts
  • Promote your firm's career opportunities and increase brand awareness
  • Build your firm's pipeline and hire top talent

Register here – PCPS member firms receive a $200 discount using the code 200PCPS!

Upcoming Conferences

Featured Webcast – Discounted CPE for PCPS Members

An Overview of the Department of Labor Final Overtime Rule

November 16, 2016 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM ET

Recommended CPE Credit: 1

The Department of Labor (DOL) has announced its final rule related to overtime pay. This rule will become effective on December 1, 2016, and will have a significant impact on firms and businesses. Join Kate Kiley, Director of Congressional and Political Affairs at the AICPA, and David Lindsay, Partner at K&L Gates, LLP, as they discuss this impact and actions taken by the profession.

Register here.   PCPS Firm Members receive a discount.

New Due Dates: How to Make it Work for Your Tax Practice

November 29, 2016 1:00 PM - 2:45 PM ET

Recommended CPE Credit: 2

Estimates. Extensions. Amended returns. These challenges have disrupted the flow of information in tax practices for years. But soon, due dates for many returns will change. As a result, tax season should run better than ever. But, how will this change affect your workflow? Join us for an in-depth discussion of best practices that will assist in making your tax preparation process more productive and efficient for years to come!

Register here    PCPS Firm Members receive a 20% discount

Small Firm Updates

Carl Peterson, CPA, AICPA Vice President Small Firms, discusses the trends affecting CPAs, the challenges and opportunities practitioners face, as well as best practices being used at successful firms across the country.

Carl spends much of his time on the road speaking to practitioners and getting feedback about the issues that most concern them. These informative, interactive audio webcasts include an environmental scan of the challenges and opportunities practitioners face today as well as best practices for common practice problems. Participants are also able to submit questions about the issues facing their own firms.

If you have topics or concerns of interest that you would like to hear discussed in the next small firm update webcasts series, please email PCPS.

These webcasts are free.

Date Title Presenter

2:00-3:00 pm ET

Small Firm Update

Carl Peterson


Networking group meetings provide a forum for in-depth practice management discussions and an exchange of best practices with firms throughout the country. Group members can be connected with PCPS tools and resources to tackle practice management issues and can be updated on trends in the profession through nationally recognized speakers and roundtable discussions. Through each group's informal system, networking group members may take advantage of the valuable knowledge of their colleagues and share their own knowledge with their peers.  While many group members are firm owners/partners, any member of a PCPS firm is welcome to attend networking group meetings.

Meeting Details
  • Meetings are typically one-and-a-half days long and are held twice a year (spring and fall) at locations determined by each group
  • Agenda topics for individual meetings are developed by the groups themselves
  • Groups have approximately 20-25 members and each group has a chair who helps to arrange meeting logistics and facilitates conversations
  • All participants are responsible for their own travel and lodging expenses, along with the meeting registration fee, which is based on cost-sharing
  • Meetings account for continuing professional education

Small Firm Networking Groups (sole practitioners and firms with up to 10 CPAs)

There are currently five Small Firm Networking Groups. Three are named according to the year in which they were formed. All groups are accepting new members! If you are interested in joining one of these groups, email mapsmall@aicpa.org for more information.

2002 Group: November 2-4, 2016, Austin, TX
2005 Group: October 23-25, 2016, Asheville, NC
2007 Group: November 9-11, 2016, Albuquerque, NM
NEW Women's Group: November 1-2, 2016, Boston, MA (prior to the 2016 Women's Global Leaderhsip Summit)
NEW Young Owners/Decision Makers Group: November 10-11, 2016, Phoenix, AZ
Spring 2016 Agendas: 2002 Group | 2005 Group | 2007 Group | Women’s Group | Young Owners Group

Medium Firm Networking Groups (11-20 CPAs)
There are currently two Medium Firm Networking Groups and Group II is still accepting new members! If you are interested in joining this group, email mapmedium@aicpa.org for more information.

Group I: October 23-25, 2016, San Antonio, TX
Group II: November 4-6, 2016, Madison, WI
Spring 2016 Agendas: Group I | Group II

Large Firm Networking Group (more than 21 CPAs)
There is currently one Large Firm Networking Group and it’s accepting new members! If you are interested in joining this group, email maplarge@aicpa.org for more information.

October 31-November 1, 2016, New York, NY

Spring 2016 Agenda

Join the PCPS Executive Committee and PCPS staff for a meet and greet event in your area! Meet and greet events happen three times a year in various locations around the country, and are exclusively for PCPS member firms. All employees of your firm are invited to mix and mingle with the members of the volunteer committee that sets the direction for PCPS and staff members you can turn to for information about the latest PCPS tools and resources.

Stay tuned for details regarding the next event in January!

PCPS members receive discounts on a variety of conferences and webcasts. You can find the discount codes to use at the AICPA Store here. Browse other PCPS member discounts to ensure you’re utilizing your PCPS membership benefits to the fullest!

Featured Events

Title Date Location PCPS Member Savings 
AICPA Women's Global Leadership Summit Nov. 2-4, 2016 Boston, MA, and Online $100

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