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  • Dec 03, 2020

    End-of-year ethics course to prepare CPAs for 2021

    Need ethics training before the end of the calendar year? The interactive Ohio CPA Professional Standards and Responsibilities webcast will review the expectations of CPAs and the licensing, ethics and independence rules that apply to Ohio CPAs.
  • Dec 03, 2020

    CPA exam reform hearings continue in Senate

    The Ohio Senate on Dec. 2 listened to opponent and additional proponent testimony on HB 442, legislation that would allow students to start sitting for the CPA exam after completing 120 semester hours of the required 150 hours of coursework.
  • Dec 03, 2020

    November top ten: Legislative updates take over

    CPA Takeaways readers in November were most interested in advocacy-related content, such as an OSCPA supported House Bill to uphold centralized collection, PPP deductibility and CPA exam reform.
  • Dec 03, 2020

    CPA Voice: Staff augmentation and independence

    The AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee is re-proposing a new interpretation under the Independence Rule to address providing staff augmentation services for a client, with a significant change in direction from the original proposal.
  • Nov 25, 2020

    Profession makes push for PPP deductibility

    OSCPA has joined the AICPA in encouraging members to ask their representatives to pass legislation allowing small business owners to deduct expenses paid with Paycheck Protection Program forgiven loans.
  • Nov 25, 2020

    Student creates guide to help LAUNCH accounting careers

    OSCPA is introducing a new resource to help students kickstart their careers. “LAUNCH” combines all job and internship opportunities into one resource for students to navigate at their convenience.
  • Nov 25, 2020

    GBQ and HW&Co named Best of Business 2020

    Each year, Columbus CEO recognizes 250 organizations with their Best of Business award voted on by their readers. And this year, two Ohio CPA Proud organizations made the list for Best Accounting Firm.
  • Nov 19, 2020

    Senate committee hears about need for CPA exam reform

    In an active week both for Ohio legislators and our advocacy team, the Senate Transportation, Commerce and Workforce Committee this week heard from OSCPA and students about the need for reforms to the CPA exam.
  • Nov 19, 2020

    Health care continues to adjust to COVID-19 demands

    Medical professionals have spent years studying and training to give patients the best care possible, but the COVID-19 pandemic has meant learning on the fly and being more flexible than ever.
  • Nov 19, 2020

    Bill helps businesses benefitting from CARES Act

    OSCPA this week provided testimony in favor of a bill our members helped to draft that would prevent a cash-flow issue for Ohio businesses that take advantage of pro-taxpayer provisions in the federal CARES Act.
  • Nov 19, 2020

    PODCAST: The steps to ethically influence others

    A crucial part of working with others is the ability to persuade people, and it can mean a positive impact on your career development.
  • Nov 19, 2020

    Apple Growth Partners introduces IMPACT to help Black-owned businesses

    Both A’Shira Nelson, CPA, and Sunny Adams, CPA, are passionate about helping the Black business community, and with recent events around George Floyds death earlier this year, the two wanted to make sure their firm was taking action.
  • Nov 19, 2020

    Crossing Bridges: Socializing inclusiveness throughout your organization

    When it comes down to being successful in an organization, DE&I needs to be viewed as a business imperative, said LaFern Batie, MBA, SHRM-SCP, owner of The Batie Group.
  • Nov 12, 2020

    Muni tax decision clears the way to register

    Last week’s announcement by the Ohio Supreme Court upholding a system of centralized collection of municipal business income taxes was big for Ohio CPAs and businesses.
  • Nov 12, 2020

    Lame duck digest: Expect action on some key legislative issues

    Election season is over, and lame duck season has begun! The OSCPA government relations team has been advocating on behalf of members on many issues at the Ohio Statehouse, and there are several that bear watching before new legislators take office.
  • Nov 12, 2020

    Cure your clients' pain - and yours too

    Today, it’s more important than ever for small business owners to focus their attention on sustaining and growing their businesses.
  • Nov 12, 2020

    Fall Advance 2020 starts Friday!

    Fall Advance starts on Friday, Nov. 13. Don’t miss this invaluable virtual experience worth 4 hours of CPE and complimentary for members!
  • Nov 12, 2020

    PODCAST: How scammers are using COVID-19 to their advantage

    Scammers are going to scam, even during pandemics. And unfortunately, they are using this difficult time to prey on the fears of businesses and employees.
  • Nov 12, 2020

    Crossing Bridges: Socializing inclusiveness throughout your organization

    LaFern Batie defines diversity as being specific to an organization’s composition and demographics. Inclusiveness is about creating a culture that makes those who work and serve the organization feel appreciated, accepted and valued.
  • Nov 12, 2020

    New Cincinnati KPMG managing partner has always loved a challenge

    As the first female managing partner of the Cincinnati KPMG firm, Patty Basti, CPA, said it’s a milestone she didn’t set out to achieve but has always searched for ways to make a meaningful impact.