November-December 2014 News

 CPA News December 2014


In this Issue:

  • Chapter News
  • TSCPA News





Federal Tax Update CPE – Sponsored by Compass Bank

Whether you are a generalist or a tax specialist, you will take away valuable information and insights from this eight-hour program.  The course will bring you up-to-date on current issues in federal income taxation affecting individuals and small business owners with emphasis on coverage and analysis of the healthcare legislation, updates and new developments of 2014 and earlier tax law; important court cases; Treasury income tax regulations; IRS revenue rulings and procedures; and more!

When:     Wednesday, January 28th

8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Where:    Phillips Event Center at Briarcrest

Mark your calendar and check our website for more details.






Financial Literacy

TSCPA is looking for media spokespeople to serve as experts on a reporter query website called ProfNet, a division of PRNewswire. ProfNet is an online resource used to connect journalists to expert sources. If a journalist is writing a story and needs a quote on a specific topic, they can use ProfNet to search for an industry expert. When TSCPA member experts become quotable sources for journalists, not only do they earn the organization free PR, but they also help our organization develop valuable relationships with members of the media.


We would like to create a number of Expert Profiles to assist reporters with their stories. Your contact information will not be posted; there will be only a photo and brief description of your areas of expertise. To volunteer or learn more about the Expert Profiles, please contact Kari Peterson at or call 800-428-0272 ext. 688 or 972-687-8688..


TSCPA Membership Campaign

As a TSCPA member, you know what TSCPA is all about. Help others learn more about what the organization offers to current and future CPAs, and how they can benefit from the collective power of 27,000 members working together to protect and promote the CPA license. During the membership campaign, share with your nonmember colleagues about why you belong to TSCPA. It’s as easy as sharing this link:


Contact your local chapter if you are interested in helping with recruitment activities in your hometown:


Outstanding Accounting Educator Awards

TSCPA is honoring top Texas accounting professors with the organization’s 2014 Outstanding Accounting Educator Awards. Recipients are:


Narita Holmes, Ph.D., CPA – University of Texas of the Permian Basin (small four-year college/university)

KellyNoe, Ph.D., CPA – Stephen F. Austin State University (medium four-year college/university)

BrianLendecky, CPA – University of Texas at Austin (large four-year college/university)

CathyScott, CPA – Navarro College (community college)


At a ceremony held during the TSCPA Accounting Education Conference, the winners each received a plaque for their office provided by the TSCPA Accounting Education Foundation.


Criteria for judging include instructional innovation, student motivation and learning opportunities, professional and student accounting organization involvement, research, and publications.


New Member Benefit: Radiate360

Radiate360 offers TSCPA members an easy-to-use digital marketing solution. CPAs can manage their web presence, social media accounts, business directory listings, online reputation and digital/mobile media campaigns – all within one elegant interface. Learn more at

Depression Knows No Season

“This is supposed to be a joyous time of year, yet I feel angry one minute and plunged into despair the next. What’s wrong with me?”


You might be suffering from depression. ACAN, the TSCPA Accountants Confidential Assistance Network, offers confidential assistance. Call us at 866-766-ACAN. All we want to do is help. All you need to do is call!