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Preparing for an ERC audit? Six key questions the IRS will ask

February 21, 2024

By Sonny Grover, CPA; Darren Guillot; and Rick Meyer, CPA, MBA, MST You can’t say we didn’t warn you! It’s the season for IRS Employee Retention Credit (ERC) exams — yes, right during tax season, when you have nothing better to do. Have you or your clients heeded all the warnings and lifelines that

This CPA wants everyone to know...

February 1, 2024

Three years ago, Kelli Meadows, CPA, watched her daughter and friends head off to college. One major they rarely mentioned exploring? Accounting. Everyone said accounting is boring, Kelli recalls. “I thought, okay, we have a problem.” Twenty years in as a founding partner at Richmond firm Meadows

Why we acquired Don Farmer’s education business

February 1, 2024

In the fall, we announced a VSCPA first: the acquisition of revered tax education provider Don Farmer, CPA, PA. Some of you may wonder: Why would the VSCPA decide to make this move? What was the impetus behind the acquisition and why? For a few years, the VSCPA Board of Directors has had a task

VSCPA supports CPA Exam credit initiative

November 9, 2023

October 24, 2023 Wendy Lewis, CPA Chair Virginia Board of Accountancy 9960 Mayland Drive, Ste. 402 Richmond, VA 23233 Dear Ms. Lewis: As the VBOA along with NASBA and the other state boards of accountancy continue to address challenges related to the CPA pipeline the VSCPA, and the Virginia CPA

VSCPA Member Rose Araghchy, CPA, Selected to Attend AICPA’s 2023 Leadership Academy 

October 11, 2023

Rose Araghchy, CPA, of R2 Advisors PC in McLean, Va., is one of only 36 Certified Public Accountants (CPA) nationwide selected by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) to join its 2023 Leadership Academy. Araghchy was chosen based on her exceptional leadership skills and professional experience. This year’s Academy, held December 11–14, will graduate its 15th class.

VSCPA advocates for delay in BOI reporting requirements

September 20, 2023

On Aug. 30, 2023, the VSCPA requested Virginia's federal legislators cosponsor the "Protecting Small Business Information Act of 2023" (S. 2623 / H.R. 4035) to delay the Beneficial Ownership Information (BOI) reporting requirements for small businesses. The BOI reporting requirement is an anti-money

Member Spotlight: Nadia Rogers on ‘Making a Classroom Come to Life’

September 18, 2023

Editor’s Note: This is part of a series of profiles highlighting the diverse interests and careers of VSCPA members. Know a member (including yourself) who would make for an interesting profile? Email the  VSCPA communications team . In July, Gov. Ralph Northam appointed Rogers to the open position

Tackling the CPA talent shortage head on

August 15, 2023

Across the country, dedicated accountants who have devoted their lives to the CPA profession are asking themselves an unwelcome question: Where are the next generation of talented accountants? The answer: They are there (the 27 recipients of our 2023 scholarships are just a few), but the number is