novikovAre you a young CPA looking to grow as a leader?  Volunteer to serve on a committee.

Serving on a committee enables you to network with your peers and play an influential role in shaping the future of your profession.  A good place to start is with FICPA committees.  There are over 30 committees to choose from, and those include the Young CPA (YCPA) and Accounting Careers Committees.  (more…)

KirkThe FICPA is providing many great opportunities for young CPAs around our state right now.

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.  (more…)

CarterAs accountants, we are focused on tasks directly in front of us. Calculating numbers and serving clients compose the lifeblood of our daily routines. However, sometimes we have to look past the present and into the future. For the second year in a row, I’ve had the privilege to participate in the FICPA Annual Accounting Show Student Track Panel.

The students were excited and eager to ask questions, especially with the pending changes to the exam format.  Of course, the first question was the dreaded, “Which section should I take first?” As most of you know, the planning phase of the CPA Exam can be more nerve wracking than the exam itself. One can get a headache just from the idea of studying for a 14 hour (soon to be 16 hour) test.  Sharing my CPA exam experience was humbling and the students truly appreciated the real-world advice that was shared with them. YCPAs have a high level of influence on the future profession, as we aren’t ‘too far removed’ from the students themselves. I’ve realized that the future is not something that must wait, but something we have to create.

Allyse Carter
YCPA Committee Member