October/November 2016

CPA News October/November 2016


Scholarship Luncheon

We would like to extend a big thank you to all of our sponsors listed below for their support in helping us to raise almost $2,500 for local students at the scholarship luncheon this past Thursday, October 27th!

  • Archway Advisory Services, LLC

  • Brewer, Eyeington, Patout & Co. LLP

  • City Bank Texas

  • Ed Slovacek, CPA, PLLC

  • Ingram Wallis & Co, Inc.

  • Seidel Schroeder & Company

  • Spirit Bank of Texas

  • Thompson, Derrig & Craig, P.C.

  • Tracy B. Stewart, CPA, CFP

  • Vanek Consultancy Group, LLC

  • WRI Outdoors

CPE Items

Steven Tillinger, CPA – 8 Hours

When: Friday, January 27, 2017 from 8:30am – 4:00pm

Cost: Members: $225.00 Non-Members: $285.00

Info: Steven J. Tillinger, CPA, has a tax practice focused on the tax issues of small businesses and individual taxpayers. In addition, Steven is a nationally recognized CPE tax discussion leader and an Adjunct Professor of Taxation in the College of Business, Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi.

Election Guide

The Political Action Committee of the TSCPA has put together an Election Guide regarding the upcoming local elections. The CPA-PAC supports candidates who are generally open to TSCPA’s issues and suggestions and are accessible to TSCPA members and representatives. CPA’s are encouraged to vote on November 8th or during early voting which ends on November 4th.

Please visit http://www.votetexas.gov/faq/early-voting/ for more information about early voting in Texas.

Holiday Luncheon

Please join us for the annual holiday luncheon to celebrate another successful year for the BVCPA and enjoy networking with other chapter members.

When: Tuesday, December 6th from 11:30am – 1:30pm

Where: Madden’s

Ticket Cost: Members – $35 Non-members – $40

Please RSVP with Amber Bass (amber@bvcpa.org) by November 28th if you plan to attend. Tickets can be purchased through Amber or with cash/check on the day of the event.

Miscellaneous Items

If you are interested in serving on the board of our local chapter please contact James Larkin at james@tdccpa.com.

Local Award Winners

Congratulations to Grace Wright, BVCPA member and student at Texas A&M University for winning $250 towards tuition/book reimbursements from the Accounting Education Foundation!

Meet a Member

Logan Kendrick, Newsletter Chair  

Logan graduated from Texas A&M as a member of the Class of 2012 and PPA Group 20, earning his BBA in Accounting and MS in Management. He began his career as an audit associate in KPMG’s Dallas office working primarily in the real estate and financial services industry in addition to helping with on-campus recruiting, national recruiting conferences and the staff council. After almost three years at KPMG, Logan returned to College Station to continue his career at Thompson, Derrig & Craig working on audits for many local businesses and non-profit organizations as well as some advisory engagements.

Logan grew up in Crawford, Texas, and met his wife, Sarah, during their freshman year at A&M. Sarah taught elementary school for several years in the DFW area and is now completing her master’s degree at A&M while also looking forward to being a full-time mom when they welcome Conway (first baby!) into the world sometime around Thanksgiving 2016. Logan and Sarah enjoy outdoor activities, weekend trips with their golden retriever, Troup, and spending time with friends and family.

Job Opportunities

Looking for local job openings related to accounting? If so, please be sure to visit the Job Opportunities section of our website for listings and details.


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 CPA’s 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.) 

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.

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 and to review the criteria for nominations. The deadline for submissions is April 28, 2017.

Follow TSCPA on Instagram

TSCPA is now on Instagram! Follow @TexasSocietyofCPAs for photos and updates on what’s happening across our 20 chapters. Have a great photo you want to share? Use hashtag #TXCPA. You can also follow us on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn to get the latest TSCPA and industry news.

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