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  • KSCPA Professional Issues Update & Spring Leadership Summit Held May 7, 2014 in Manhattan

    May 30, 2014
    A great group of leaders, including the "20 up to 40" 2014 leadership program participants, attended the Spring Leadership Summit and Professional Issues Update on May 7 in Manhattan. Gary Bolinger, CAE, the President/CEO of the Indiana Society of CPAs presented a valuable look into current issues and insight into the future of our state associations. The issues update was also video cast to those who could not attend in person and recorded so that all members, especially our leaders, could watch the program at their convenience. The leadership summit took a different tack this year. Traditionally, our task forces meet to continue developing action items for the strategic initiatives of the KSCPA. This year, to connect with Gary's forward thinking view, there was a round robbin of questions where each task force was given 4 questions. The first question was discussed and presented followed by a discussion presentation of the second question and so on. The conclusions were gathered and will be sent to the general membership to ascertain their agreement to the conclusions of the leadership. This information will be used to guide the board at their annual retreat to be held in Colorado Springs July 31-August 1, 2014.
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  • 2014 Deloitte Foundation/ KU Auditing Symposium Held May 1-3, 2014 in Lawrence

    May 30, 2014
    The Deloitte Foundation/University of Kansas presented its biennial Auditing Symposium at the Oread Hotel in Lawrence. The title of the Symposium was "PCAOB Inspection Reports: Findings and Implications. Mary MacBain and Aron Dunn attended the Symposium on behalf of the KSCPA. Several well-known practitioners and leaders from the PCAOB (Jeanette Franzel) and Center for Audit Quality (Cindy Fornelli) spoke at the event. The symposium was an opportunity for those performing accounting research to present the results of their research to practitioners, doctoral students, and faculty. It was interesting to learn that much of the research revolves around auditor behavior.
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  • Enhanced Financial Reporting Special Program Presented May 12-13, 2014 in Topeka & Wichita

    May 30, 2014
    In conjunction with well-known author and instructor in accounting and assurance services topics, Alan W. Anderson, CPA, the KSCPA created a special workshop to help CPAs improve financial reporting for privately-held companies. The workshop covered topics related to the Private Company Council and the Financial Reporting Framework for Small- and Medium-Sized Entities. The goal of the workshop was to take the mystery out of all of the financial reporting choices and alternatives. Three bankers joined the participants for lunch to answer questions about the relevance of GAAP financial reporting versus the alternatives and what the bankers use to make their decisions about financing.
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  • Oil & Gas Federal Income Taxation Update & Review Held May 19, 2014 in Hays

    May 30, 2014
    To help celebrate the launch of the new Oil & Gas program at Fort Hays State University, the KSCPA held its workshop with Dr. John Tripp at the beautiful Robbins Center on the campus. Dr. Glenn Growe, Fort Hays State University, Assistant Professor of Accounting, provided an update on the program. The workshop steering committee worked closely with Dr. Tripp to design a program with topics that are most beneficial to the participants at the workshop. The participants benefited from Dr. Tripp's preparation and evaluated him with a 4.68/5.00 average in knowledge and 4.21/5.00 for presentation.
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  • Agricultural Taxation Workshop Held May 6, 2014 in Manhattan

    May 30, 2014
    Roger A. McEowen, JD received a hearty welcome when he returned to Kansas to present the Agricultural Taxation Workshop. Roger worked with the steering committee to create a program that was timely and topical and the pre-planning paid off. Roger received an average of 4.98/5.00 for knowledge and 4.84/5.00 for his presentation from the participants. The event was held in a new location for the KSCPA - the beautiful Hilton Garden Inn in Manhattan.
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  • KSCPA Financial Planning Workshop Held May 5, 2014 in Lenexa

    May 30, 2014
    "Road to Financial Freedom" was the theme of the 2014 KSCPA Financial Planning Workshop co-sponsored by the Financial Planning Association of Greater Kansas City. With a new location at The Thompson Barn where participants enjoyed their breaks outside, the overall program received a rating of 4.32 out of 5.00. The topics were relevant and presented by highly-qualified speakers, including Gerry Steffes, CPA/PFS, CFP®, Jerry Love, CPA, PFS, CFP®, Matt Krull, GBA, Dr. Eric Fidoni, PT, Ph.D., James A. Rapp, JD, and Scott Gates, JD. There were special lunch sessions, and the participants especially enjoyed the new topic "Health is Wealth."
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  • DATA Act Signed by President Obama on May 9, 2014

    May 12, 2014
    With a stroke of the pen, President Obama has paved the way for easier tracking of federal spending data by residents of Kansas.

    The Digital Accountability and Transparency Act (DATA Act) was signed into law by the president on May 9, 2014, after being given final congressional approval on April 28.
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  • Special Message from Secretary of State

    April 11, 2014
    Secretary of State Kobach is thrilled to announce that we have successfully partnered with Creative Solutions UltraTax to allow their software to electronically transmit Business Entity annual reports to our office. The system allows payment via electronic check. Creative Solutions added this feature to the update that released earlier this week. In order to take advantage of this new service, you will have to download the newest version of their software.
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  • Congressman John Campbell visits KSCPA Leaders, Outlines Proposed Tax Reform

    April 8, 2014
    On April 7, at the KSCPA office, three past chairs and the KSCPA team met to get to know one of our newest KSCPA members and soon-to-be resident of Kansas.

    Secretary of Administration Jim Clark, Office Managing Partner of the WIchita office of Kennedy and Coe Bob Schuster, KSCPA Legislative Executive Committee Chair Gary Allerheiligen, CEO Mary MacBain, and the KSCPA team joined in a lively conversation with the Congressman.
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  • Enhanced Financial Reporting - Charting a New Course for Private Companies

    March 21, 2014
    Special program developed for the KSCPA by Alan Anderson, CPA.
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