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New Members | September 2023

October 18, 2023

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

  • new members

Legislative Report: What Is a Good Bill?

Member Only Content September 18, 2023

This is the constant refrain of the lawmaker about to cast a vote for legislation they support. But, what qualifies as a “good bill” is certainly debatable.

  • advocacy

New Members | August 2023

Member Only Content September 18, 2023

Meet the new members of the ASCPA who joined in August 2023.

  • new members

Why & How to Increase Capacity Inside Your Accounting Firm

Member Only Content September 18, 2023

Most firms are experiencing some of their best financial years, but almost every firm has a major issue: They have more work than they can handle, and there is a greater demand for their services. It’s a great problem to have financially, but the lack of people to do the work is incredibly frustrating.

  • industry news

Donor-Advised Funds Can Allow Your Clients to Donate Highly Appreciated Assets and Avoid the Capital Gains Tax.

September 06, 2023

Donor-Advised Funds (DAFs) are attractive to our clients for many reasons. One of the big reasons is that a DAF provides you with the opportunity to add value by providing guidance around the rules of donating highly appreciated assets.

  • accounting
  • financial planning

Scottsdale CPA Serves His Community

Member Only Content September 06, 2023

Barry Graham is an active CPA that currently holds elected office in the state of Arizona. After taking office in January 2023, Graham is now serving a four-year term on the Scottsdale City Council.

  • government
  • cpa stories

A Message From Our Chair: A Year in Advocacy

Member Only Content September 05, 2023

The ASCPA's chair, Andrea Levy, shares exciting wins in advocacy from the past fiscal year.

  • industry news
  • advocacy

The Resurgence of Check Fraud

September 05, 2023

Recent news organizations have reported a resurgence of check fraud. While this type of fraud is not a new scheme with new technology, we need to understand the reasons behind this spike, and how it works, so we can better protect ourselves as consumers and business owners.

  • information technology

2023 PAC Report

Member Only Content September 01, 2023

The ASCPA's advocacy team has your back when it comes to legislative and regulatory affairs.

  • advocacy

AZ CPA September/October 2023

September 01, 2023

Read the latest issue of AZ CPA.

  • magazine

Meet an Audit Manager

September 01, 2023

What does an audit manager do? Meet Jesse Porras, who works at Baker Tilly.

  • cpa stories

ASCPA Podcast: Successfully Managing When You're Over Capacity

Member Only Content August 30, 2023

If you often feel pulled in many different directions as a working professional, you are not alone. Many of us strive for what’s been referred to as “work/life balance” or what is becoming “work/life integration” in a post-COVID world. In this session, we will discuss tips and strategies to successfully balance your work and home life. Thank you to Kate Franklin for leading this session.

  • podcasts

Why You Should Support the Delay of Beneficial Ownership Reporting Requirements

August 24, 2023

This anti-money laundering initiative was enacted through the Corporate Transparency Act in 2021. However, many of the businesses that would be affected by this change are not ready for its roll-out.

  • accounting
  • advocacy

New Members | July 2023

Member Only Content August 21, 2023

Meet the new members of the ASCPA who joined in July 2023.

  • new members

In Memoriam

Member Only Content August 11, 2023

Remembering two ASCPA members for their service to the profession.

Meet ASCPA Members Helping the West Valley Grow

August 10, 2023

If you’ve seen local business headlines, you’ve likely noticed big changes in the West Valley. With perks including strategic access to infrastructure like the I-17 and affordable land, WESTMARC data expects the West Valley’s population to grow at twice the national rate over the next five years.

  • cpa stories

Legislative & Board of Accountancy Update | July 2023

Member Only Content July 25, 2023

This month's update includes a recap of the State Board of Accountancy meeting, the ASCPA's advocacy successes in 2023 and the 2024 fiscal year appropriations report for the state.

  • legislative update
  • advocacy

Build Strong Stakeholder Relationships Through These Three Social Intelligence Methods

July 21, 2023

Strong relationships with your organization’s stakeholders will go a long way in helping you forecast and identify problems, as well as formulate and roll out effective solutions. However, these kinds of relationships are not built overnight. Aside from identifying your key stakeholders and learning the truth about them, you also have to keep the connection by making them feel understood.

  • events and networking
  • entrepreneurship

New Members | June 2023

Member Only Content July 21, 2023

Meet the new members of the ASCPA who joined in June 2023.

  • new members

ASCPA PAC Update - July 2023

Member Only Content July 20, 2023

The ASCPA PAC represents the profession in Arizona politics. Every investment ensures the voice of CPAs is heard and the profession's interests served. Thank you to the 11 contributors who invested in the PAC!

  • advocacy