Brazos Valley Chapter

CPA News – November 2015

CHAPTER NEWS

Thank You to the Sponsors of This Year’s Scholarship Fundraising Luncheon

Each year our chapter awards four scholarships to students who will be attending institutions of higher education. On Thursday, October 22nd, we gathered for a luncheon to raise funds for this effort. We want to extend our sincerest thanks to this year’s sponsors.

Archway Advisory Services, LLC

Brewer, Eyeington, Patout & Co. LLP

Ed Slovacek, CPA, PLLC

Ingram Wallis & Co , Inc.

Kay Perrone & Associates, P.C.

Seidel Schroeder & Company

Compass Bank

Jeff Paradowski

Thompson, Derrig & Craig, P.C.

18th Annual BCS Chamber of Commerce Youth to Career Fair

Over 2,500 Brazos Valley students attended this year’s career fair. We hope our booth offered them the exposure to consider accounting as a career. Thank you to everyone that assisted in making it a success.

Volunteer Opportunities

20th Annual Food for Families Food Drive

When: Wednesday, December 9th

4:00 – 5:00 p.m.

Where: Brazos Center, 3232 Briarcrest Drive, Bryan

If you’d like to help, contact Amber Bass at amber@bvcpa.org or 979-255-2458.

Mark Your Calendar for Chapter Holiday Luncheon

Make plans to join us for our chapter’s annual holiday luncheon.

When: Monday, December 7th

11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.

Where: Madden’s, 202 S Bryan Avenue, Bryan

Cost will be $30 for members and $40 for guests. Watch your mail for your invitation and please RSVP by November 30th.

Job Postings

Are you looking for a new job or know another CPA that is? Please visit our website for a list of job postings in our area. www.bvcpa.com/job-opportunities/

2016 TSCPA Rising Star Nominations

Do you know young CPAs doing great things for their community and their profession that deserve to be recognized for their outstanding performance? If so, nominate them as a 2016 TSCPA Rising Star. Please forward any nomination recommendations to Amber Bass at amber@bvcpa.org or 979-255-2458 by Friday, November 20th.

TSCPA NEWS

Build Your Network

You can build a network of other CPAs from around the state by serving on a TSCPA committee. December 11th is the deadline to volunteer for the 2016-2017 service year. Study the list of available committees in the members-only Volunteer community https://www.tscpa.org/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?webcode=COMvolIndex, accessible through the Resources section of the TSCPA website (tscpa.org). Then click the Volunteer Today link to sign up.

Visit the Industry Issues Blog

Be sure to read TSCPA’s B&I blog, Industry Issues, written by TSCPA member Bill Schneider, CPA-Dallas. Each week, Schneider, chairman of TSCPA’s Business & Industry committee, shares his thoughts on critical issues and opportunities facing the profession.

Stop by www.industry-issues.com and sign up to follow Industry Issues and receive notifications of new posts by email.

Also, check out other online resources via the Business and Industry Center at tscpa.org, where TSCPA connects members to news, information and research help. The Business & Industry Center provides specialized neighborhoods – CFOs, Manufacturing, Service Industry, Internal Auditors, Healthcare, Energy, Nonprofit, Education, and Government – plus member profiles and much more.

Financial Literacy

Do you enjoy speaking about personal finance and small business topics? If so, sign up for TSCPA’s speakers bureau. TSCPA is looking for CPAs to speak at community and civic programs and to the media. There are talking points, speeches and PowerPoint presentations to make each speaking opportunity as easy as possible. The speakers bureau is one way for CPAs to become involved in TSCPA’s ongoing Financial Literacy effort. To volunteer, email Kari Owen kowen@tscpa.net; phone 800-428-0272 ext. 688 or 972-687-8688.

Awards Nominations

It’s not too soon to be thinking about outstanding individuals to nominate for TSCPA awards in the spring. Selections are made based solely upon the information provided by nominators, so be sure to start gathering yours early. Criteria can be found here: https://www.tscpa.org/eweb/DynamicPage.aspx?webcode=ABTawards. The deadline for submissions is April 30, 2016.