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  • AICPA/KSCPA Announce 2014 "Women to Watch" Award Winners

    November 24, 2014
    Cindy McSwain, CPA, and Laura Mossman, CPA, CFP® are the winners of the AICPA/KSCPA 2014 "Women to Watch" award. A luncheon to honor the winners and nominees was held on November 19, 2014 at the Hyatt Regency Wichita.
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    Source: KSCPA
  • IRS News for Tax Professionals - December 2014

    November 17, 2014
    New from the IRS for December 2014.
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    Source: IRS
  • AICPA/KSCPA Women to Watch Awards Special Edition

    November 6, 2014
    The KSCPA publishes a special edition of their newsletter to honor the women nominated for the AICPA/KSCPA Women to Watch Awards. In its fifth year, the KSCPA is pleased to collaborate with the AICPA on this important initiative. The nominees serve as role models and mentors to others, which is vital to sustaining women in our profession.
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    Source: KSCPA
  • 2014 General Election Report - Bright and Carpenter Consulting, Inc.

    November 5, 2014
    Many are calling it a “Clean Sweep.” All of the Republican incumbents held onto their seats in the statewide office races, and five House seats were picked up by Republicans.
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    Source: KSCPA
  • Announcing the Launch of the 2nd Annual Accounting Firm Operations and Technology Survey

    November 5, 2014
    Randy Johnston, CEO, Network Management Group, Inc., and Leslie Garrett, PhD, CEO of Insight Research Group, with guidance from an advisory board comprised of industry thought-leaders, announces the launch of the 2nd Annual Accounting Firm Operations and Technology survey. The survey is designed for accounting professionals working in public practices. The survey will remain open through December 19th, 2014.
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  • KSCPA Leaders Attend AICPA Leadership Conference & Fall Council

    October 30, 2014
    Twelve KSCPA leaders and team members attended the 2014 CPA/SEA Leadership Conference and AICPA Fall Meeting of Council. This is the largest representation from Kansas, demonstrating the increased visibility and commitment to our profession. "This is a great profession" was heard many times throughout the meetings and "innovation" was heard as necessary for the profession to maintain it's brand and to retain the new generations looking to enter the profession.
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    Source: KSCPA
  • AICPA Launches Global Management Accounting Principles

    October 30, 2014
    Arleen Thomas, Senior Vice President, Management Accounting and Global Markets announced the launching of Global Management Accounting Principles at the 2014 Fall Meeting of Council. "We created these Principles with the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants to establish global consistency of the management accounting function. CEOs, CFOs, academics, regulators, government bodies and other professionals in 20 countries on five continents contributed to their development, giving the Principles relevance in organizations large and small, public and private across the globe. It is my firm belief that businesses and governments will be better with the Principles in place and investors and the public can have more confidence in the actions they take."
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    Source: AICPA
  • KSCPA 2014 "20 up to 40" Session 4 Held in Overland Park on September 25-26

    October 14, 2014
    The 6th "20 up to 40" program held it's fourth session at the Prairie Fire Museum on September 25-26. Jim Boomer, KSCPA secretary nominee and CIO of Boomer Consulting led the one and half day leadership training session. The group met to complete their group projects, and a networking dinner was held at the Cinetopia at the new Prairie Fire entertainment district in Overland Park.

    The final session, the Graduation, will be held in conjunction with the KSCPA annual meeting on November 18 and 19th in Wichita. The group will meet to finalize their group project presentations at the annual meeting. They will enjoy a tour of a manufacturing facility in Wichita followed by a graduation dinner at Chester's. KSCPA board and trustees will attend the dinner so that the participants can complete the program by networking with leaders of the KSCPA.

    The participants will present their group projects at the Annual Meeting, receive graduation certificates, and, as a final experience, attend the KSCPA board meeting.

    We look forward to participants from the program achieving leadership positions in the KSCPA in the coming years and contributing to the continued success of the CPA profession in Kansas.
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    Source: KSCPA
  • New Revenue Recognition Standard: Build Your Implementation Plan Now

    October 14, 2014
    The Financial Accounting Standards Board’s new revenue recognition standard presents the most significant accounting change many veteran CPAs have seen. The standard touches every entity (public and private, including not-for-profit entities) that reports under U.S. GAAP and will require CPAs to reexamine the underlying economics of large numbers of established business practices. The new standard applies to most transactions and contracts with customers except for leases, insurance contracts, most financial instruments and guarantees (other than product or service warranties).
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    Source: AICPA
  • Metro Chapter Newsletter - 2014-2015

    September 12, 2014
    Annual Newsletter for the Metro Chapter of the Kansas Society of CPAs
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    Source: KSCPA