The EDGE - January 2012 

    Tips on Career Management, Leadership and Work/Life Balance.
    AICPA THE EDGE | A Monthly eNewsletter for Young CPAs
    Welcome to 2012! Are resolutions solutions?

    Have your made your annual list of New Year’s resolutions, or are you more suited to strive for short-term goals? Let us know ... share your ideas for how you’re going to make 2012 the best year ever! Share your progress through our Young CPA Network LinkedIn Group.

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    Vol. 7, Issue 1
    Young CPA Events

    Raising Your Professional Game

    January 12, 2012
    Newton, MA

    Inland Empire Chapter Fund Raising Event

    January 13, 2012
    Inland Empire, CA

    Implementing PFP Services: Step-by-Step Plans for Success

    January 15-16, 2011
    Las Vegas, NV

    Personal Financial Specialist (PFS) Exam Live Review Class

    January 15-16, 2011
    Las Vegas, NV

    CPA Day at the Capitol

    January 18, 2012
    Sacramento Area, CA

    YPG Happy Hour on the Hill

    January 25, 2012
    St. Paul, MN

    Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza

    January 26, 2012
    San Diego, CA

    ABC Networking Event

    February 1, 2012
    Sacramento Area, CA

    CPA Lobby Day

    February 9, 2012
    St. Paul, MN

    Happy Hour Networking Event

    February 14, 2012
    Spokane Chap, WA

    Happy Hour Networking Event

    March 13, 2012 Spokane Chap, WA

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

    August 8-10, 2012
    Orlando, FL

    Headlines - Career, Leadership and Work/Life Balance Tips for Young CPAs
    Career Management

    Want a Career in Education? Here’s What You Need to Know
    One of the most popular Young CPA Network Webcasts held was on pursuing a career as an academic. Whether you attended the presentation or missed it, this article gives you insight on the kinds of advanced degrees you’ll need, salary expectations, and more.

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    Maintaining a Non-Biased Work Environment
    Do you foster an inclusive work environment? As a supervisor, future team leader, or partner, the way you perceive people of different gender, lifestyle, and race can have a very positive, or sometimes negative, impact on your hiring decisions, annual evaluation reviews, and other areas.

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    Work/Life Balance

    Pay Attention to Your Financial Health
    You do what you can to advise others on maintaining their financial health, but are you taking your own advice and securing your financial future? You’ll want to consider many options, including health insurance, long-term disability, 401(k) and investment plans.

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    Get Involved

    Last Chance to Support Independent Board for Private Companies - Comment Letters Due January 14
    The deadline is fast approaching for members to send the Financial Accounting Foundation a comment letter supporting the creation of an independent standard setter for private company financial reporting in response to FAF’s Plan to Establish the Private Company Standards Improvement Council. Last year the Blue Ribbon Panel on Standard Setting for Private Companies, sponsored by the AICPA, FAF and the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy, recommended that a new board set exceptions and modifications in U.S. GAAP for private companies, with such a board having the authority to act without ratification by the Financial Accounting Standards Board. FAF’s proposal requires decisions of the planned council to be subject to the FASB approval process. The one FASB Accounting Standards CodificationTM would remain. Send a comment letter now - it takes just 30 seconds. The comment period closes this Saturday. Visit for more information.

    Registration is open for CITP credential exam
    Beginning July 25, you must pass the CITP exam to apply for and attain the AICPA Certified Information Technology Professional credential. This requirement does not affect existing CITP credential holders. July 20 is the deadline to register for the exam, to be held July 25 through Aug. 31. Register for the CITP exam.

    Beyond Membership. Be Accountable.  
    How can your tax-deductible contribution strengthen the future of your profession? In more ways than you can imagine. As a CPA, you are a member of a growing, vibrant professional community that has bestowed great opportunities upon you. As you plan your future, you may be considering ways in which you can help ensure a bright future for the profession, and for the next generation of CPAs.

    The AICPA Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) entity established in 1922 with the goal of advancing the CPA profession - particularly in the areas of accounting education and outreach, scholarships and fellowships and diversity and inclusion. By making a gift to the AICPA Foundation you make a difference in the lives of many, for generations to come.
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    Deadline for Submissions to Raising Financially Fit Families Approaching
    The AICPA’s first book for a consumer audience, tentatively titled Raising Financially Fit Families, will be filled with lessons provided by CPAs from all over the country. The goal is to help consumers understand more about their finances, learn saving and budgeting strategies and--most importantly--instill good saving and spending habits in children. The submission deadline is Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2012. For more information, click here. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Heather O’Connor.

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