PCPS Events and Webcasts
Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) Events and 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 receive discounts on registration for select events relevant to the PCPS member community. A list of discounts and discount codes is available.
|AICPA Town Hall Series: CARES Act and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)||
See link for dates
|Virtual Diversity and Inclusion Forum Courageous Conversations: A forum on diversity, inclusion and making a difference together||Oct. 28, 2020||Online|
|US & UK Women’s Global Leadership Summit||Nov. 11, 2020||Online|
|CPA.com CAS Workshops||Multiple dates||Various locations|
|CPA.com Sales & Use Tax workshops||Multiple dates||Various locations|
|CPA.com Developing a Tax & PFP Advisory Service workshops||Multiple dates||Various locations|
Partnership with CPAFMA on MAPCasts for Members
We've partnered with the CPA Firm Management Association (CPAFMA) and are excited to share that PCPS members can attend CPAFMA MAPCasts at the CPAFMA member rate. Enter promotional code PCPS19FMA when registering.
Small Firm Updates
Carl Peterson, CPA, CGMA, Vice President of Small Firm Interests, discusses the trends affecting CPAs, the challenges and opportunities practitioners face, as well as best practices being used at successful firms across the country.
These webcasts are free and interactive. If you have topics or concerns of interest that you would like to hear discussed in the next small firm update webcast, email PCPS.
Small Firm Philosophy podcasts- Gain insights from practitioners from across the country on topics like M&A strategies, value billing, firm culture and more. They’ll share their best practices and lessons learned as well.
Upcoming Special Events
|Special Events – Date||Date(s)||Presenter|
|AICPA Town Hall Series – Free CPE for AICPA members||See link for dates||AICPA Leadership Team|
Distributed by Design – A New Way of Working – earn CPE, free for PCPS members**!
|October 27, 2020
2:00pm - 3:00pm ET*
|Virtual Diversity and Inclusion Forum Courageous Conversations: A forum on diversity, inclusion and making a difference together||October 28, 2020
9:00am - 12:00pm ET
Walter J. Smith
**Login to obtain PCPS Webcast discount code here.
* Please note corrected times.
Upcoming PCPS Webcasts
|Event - Date||Presenter|
|Small Firm Update – December 3, 2020 2:00-3:00 pm ET*||Carl Peterson, CPA, CGMA|
PCPS Webcast Archives
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.
- 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 typically account for continuing professional education
If you have questions regarding networking groups, please call us at 1-800-CPA-FIRM or email us at email@example.com. We would love to hear from you!
Small Firm Networking Groups (sole practitioners and firms with up to 10 CPAs)
There are currently five Small Firm Networking Groups. Groups I and AWSCPA are accepting new members! If you are interested in joining one of these groups, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Group I: November 4 - 6 | Key West, FL
Group II: October 18 - 20 | Virtual meeting
Group III: November 4 - 6 | San Antonio, TX
Group IV: Dates vary | Virtual meeting
AWSCPA: Dates vary | Virtual meeting
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 email@example.com for more information.
Group I: November 19 | Virtual meeting
Group II: November 4 - 6 | Louisville, KY
Large Firm Networking Group (more than 20 CPAs)
There is currently one Large Firm Networking Group and it’s accepting new members! If you are interested in joining this group, email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Group I: November 10 | Virtual meeting