The FICPA Horizon Awards is just about to close its nominations this Wednesday, November 30, 2016. This award recognizes the brightest young CPAs at the forefront of our profession. Through service to the FICPA, these individuals are advancing the CPA profession and working to better their communities. The requirements for nomination are that the individual is a member of the FICPA, under 36 years old as of March 1, 2017, and must agree to have his/her likeness and profile featured in the March/April issue of the Florida CPA Today Magazine. During November and December, the Young CPA Committee is leading the way for all our FICPA members in Florida to join us in serving our communities during the CPA Season of Service. Events are being held all across our State, from delivering a warm meal to helping build a home for the holidays, there are many ways for you to lend a hand.
Coming early next year, the Young CPA Committee is hosting Accel at the Capitol. This is a two-day annual event held on January 12-13, 2017 that gives our young members the opportunity to come to Tallahassee and see our wonderful State Capitol. On the first day, you will meet with state senators and state representatives, participate in legislative committee meetings and meet with the FICPA’s Government Affairs team. This team will be the tour guide to show you the vital process of how the FICPA protects and promotes our license and our profession. On the following day, you will attend a full day seminar with Dan Griffiths, CPA, CGMA, who will provide inspirational leadership training through strength-based development planning and a look at the future of the profession and how to capitalize on the changes that are coming. This annual, two day event is designed for members only, who are under the age of 35. The leadership seminar is worth 8 Behavioral CPE credits. If you are a CPA that can attend this event or know a CPA in your firm that can attend, I highly recommend that they join us for this experience, which will build networking opportunities and relationships worth well more than the price.
John Kirkland, CPA
Thomson Brock Luger & Company