Amy LongAs a CPA, perhaps one of your career goals is to become a partner. Whether that be at a Big 4 firm, a smaller firm, or perhaps starting up your own. One of the things I would always hear as it relates to partners is having a book of business. Maintaining clients as well as bringing new ones in. When I first started my career, business development seems like such a daunting task (who am I kidding, it’s still daunting at times). How do you even start? What knowledge or technical expertise can I even offer? What’s the point if I’m just starting my career and won’t need a book of business for a while?  (more…)

KirkHello and welcome to the Young and Licensed blog, created and contributed to by members of the YCPA Committee of the Florida Institute of CPAs! Our committee is a state-wide group that strives to bring young CPAs together. We are in the second year of our blog and I hope you have all enjoyed the great content our first year has provided. We have a lot planned for you Young CPAs this year, including great professional networking opportunities; visiting with members of the Florida Legislature; coordinating a statewide day of service for CPAs to give back to their communities; and much more. We will also be providing our views on technical topics in our profession and giving you a look into the lives of Young CPAs. I invite you to join us and read about our journey throughout the year. Enjoy!

John Kirk
YCPA Committee Chair – 2016-17

KrblichWhen I started working in accounting, I was told to join the FICPA. I had no idea what it was, except that my firm expected me to be a member. The first FICPA event I attended was a holiday social where I met a woman who told me about the Young CPA group and their mission to engage Young CPAs in the accounting profession. It’s hard to believe that was over four years ago! (more…)

RankinOn Thursday, December 3rd, a bunch of wild and crazy CPA’s in Panama City Beach, FL took over the Dave & Buster’s in Pier Park.  Okay – we weren’t wild and crazy, but we had a chance to be!  The local Miracle Strip Chapter planned a holiday social for us and combined member appreciation, a student benefit, and the Young CPA’s into one event.  To get in the door and receive free food and a free loaded game card all you had to do was bring school supplies.

The Chapter chose to select the Bay County School Homeless EducationFun & Games 3 program to support this year.  In the Bay County school system there are over 800 students who are considered homeless.  The school supplies that we donated will be used by these kids throughout the school year.

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Do you want to meet and network with other young CPAs in your area? Join the Young CPA Network so that you are kept in the know about the many FICPA YCPA events held throughout the year; some with CPE and others without. Either way, the YCPA events are always fun.

To join the YCPA Network click here.

To see what events are happening across the state click here.

We hope to see you at the next event!

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