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.

Upcoming Conferences

Title Date Location
AICPA Town Hall Series: CARES Act and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

See link for dates

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

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PCPS Webcast Archives

Event Presenter
Small Firm Update – 12/03/2020 Carl Peterson, CPA, CGMA
Distributing by Design – A New Way of Working Pascal Finette
Small Firm Update – 09/03/2020 Carl Peterson, CPA, CGMA
Small Firm Update - 12/12/2019 Carl Peterson, CPA, CGMA
Archives of each webcast will be posted shortly after each event. Check back to view!  

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 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 pcps@aicpa.org.  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 mapsmall@aicpa.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 mapmedium@aicpa.org 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 maplarge@aicpa.org for more information.

Group I: November 10 | Virtual meeting