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Understanding SOC 2+ Reports and Frameworks

July 02, 2024

Organizations seeking to assure the reliability and security of their services often undergo examinations like a System and Organization Control 2 report based on the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants Trust Service Criteria. Arizona CPA Mike Nyman shares his thoughts and suggestions.

  • information technology

Changing the Tune: How Music Shapes the Lives of CPAs

July 01, 2024

Hear from three CPAs on how music continues to play a role in their life.

  • cpa stories

How the Clean Energy Tax Credits Work for NFPs

July 01, 2024

ASCPA member Amy O’Loughlin, CPA breaks down tax credits affecting clean energy and climate change programs for the next 10 years

  • taxation

Why Relationships Matter Most in Accounting

July 01, 2024

Accounting is about numbers. It’s about noticing trends (in the numbers) and sharing insights (about the numbers) and using your judgment (to properly value the numbers). Hear from one of the speaker's at the ASCPA's Not-for-Profit Conference.

  • arizona tax liason

Legislative & Board of Accountancy Update | June 2024

June 24, 2024

The ASCPA works diligently to represent the profession in policy matters. This month, learn about the Legislature's completed budget, highlights from JLBC and updates from the Arizona State Board of Accountancy.

  • advocacy

New Members | June 2024

Member Only Content June 24, 2024

Meet the new members of the ASCPA who joined last month.

  • new members

Legislative and Board of Accountancy Update - June 2024

Member Only Content June 18, 2024

This month’s update includes an update on the State Board of Accountancy meeting, a brief overview of the legislative session, and 2024 Election information.

  • legislative update
  • monthly update
  • advocacy

New Members | May 2024

Member Only Content May 18, 2024

Meet the new members of the ASCPA who joined last month.

  • new members

Legislative and Board of Accountancy Update - May 2024

Member Only Content May 17, 2024

This month’s update includes an overview of the State Board of Accountancy meeting, a status update on the legislative session, 2024 General Election information and a call to support the AICPA STEM initiative.

  • legislative update
  • monthly update
  • advocacy

Highlights of Board of Directors’ Last FY ‘24 Meeting

Member Only Content May 15, 2024

Read the minutes from the last board meeting of the fiscal year.

The Road to the CPA

May 10, 2024

When you were a CPA candidate, how did you manage all your responsibilities? CPA hopefuls have to juggle it all: a career, an education program, commitments to loved ones and maintaining general wellbeing. Studying and choosing the path to the CPA exam is a decision not taken lightly.

  • cpa

Employee Benefit Plan Roundup: SECURE 2.0, Department of Labor Audit Quality Study, New Auditing Standards and Audit Requirement Change

May 08, 2024

401k plans, 403b plans and other employee benefit options are a great way to enhance or improve existing employee benefits, particularly in an economy in which it is difficult to compete exclusively from a wage perspective. Many employers are finding that their benefits strategy is crucial to continued success and buy-in from employees overall. This article will discuss recent and relevant regulation related to employee benefit plans, as well as other pertinent things to consider when offering an employee benefit plan.

  • accounting
  • auditing and assurance

Thank You Foundation Donors (2023)

May 03, 2024

Since 1990, the Foundation has supported over 400 students on their journey to the accounting profession and the CPA exam. Without the generosity of people like you, we would not be able to continue this legacy of giving. We would like to thank the top contributors who gave to the Foundation in 2023.

The Corporate Transparency Act & Its Impact on Small Businesses

May 02, 2024

Small businesses will likely take the greatest hit due to a lack of resources to learn the intricacies of the Corporate Transparency Act. Learn more about what your clients need to know about this rule.

  • accounting
  • auditing and assurance

Meet the 2024-25 Board of Directors

May 01, 2024

Please welcome the 2024-2025 Board of Directors and the Board of the Arizona CPA Foundation for Education & Innovation.

  • events and networking

Legislative and Board of Accountancy Update - April 2024

Member Only Content April 29, 2024

This month’s update includes an overview on the legislative session so far, fiscal highlights, and an update on the State Board of Accountancy meeting.

  • legislative update
  • monthly update
  • advocacy

Understanding Enterprise Risk Management

April 25, 2024

Businesses today face ever-increasing and changing risks. How do we compete in a world of artificial intelligence? How do we attract, hire and retain top performers? How do we keep our finger on the pulse of changing laws and compliance matters that impact our business?

  • cpas in industry
  • information technology

New Members | March 2024

Member Only Content April 20, 2024

Meet the new members of the ASCPA who joined last month.

  • new members

Are You Celebrating an Anniversary in 2024?

Member Only Content April 17, 2024

Congratulations to these ASCPA members for reaching a membership anniversary. Whether it's the 10th or the 50th, we're glad to have you here.

  • monthly update

Following the Money: Forensic Accounting Tracing Methods & Best Practices

March 29, 2024

FIFO and LIFO are two of the most common tracing methods for forensic accounting, among other methods such as the lowest intermediate balance rule (LIBR) and pro rata method. With various viable options, how do you know which approach is best for tracing ill-gotten gains? ASCPA member Jordan Sandberg shares his actionable insights.

  • business valuation