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Beyond the Numbers: The Triple Bottom Line

More and more companies are measuring and reporting nonfinancial ethical performance, focusing on people and planet in addition to financials. By Karen Helderman, CPA, CISA, PMP Executive Director of Audit and Compliance Services Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond As CPAs, we are experts at

VSCPA Member Mitchell Wins SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award

VSCPA member Jill Mitchell, an associate professor of accounting at Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) in Annandale, has been selected for the 2019 State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) Outstanding Faculty Award. She is the only community college faculty winner for 2019 and

VBOA/NASBA CPE Tracker Going Offline Temporarily

The beginning of March will bring a short blackout period for the Virginia Board of Accountancy’s (VBOA) CPE tracking system as the board transitions to its new CPE Audit Service. Beginning March 4, CPAs, CPE providers and VBOA staff will not have access to the current tracking system for

Northam Signs Tax Conformity Into Law

Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam signed tax conformity legislation into law Feb. 15, putting the complicated issue to bed and allowing the Virginia Department of Taxation to begin processing tax returns. The legislation contains an emergency clause, meaning that it took effect with Northam's signature.

VSCPA Globalization Spotlight: Brenden Owen, CPA

We're celebrating our international members as we look at globalization in February, and that includes a spotlight Q&A with Brenden Owen, CPA , corporate services manager at Helmerich & Payne International Drilling Co. in Buenos Aires, Argentina. H ere's what he had to say about his career abroad.

General Assembly, Governor Strike Conformity Deal

The shifting saga of tax conformity appears to be coming to a close. A positive resolution appears to be in sight in the form of a deal between both parties and the Governor’s administration that would conform Virginia’s tax code with the U.S. Internal Revenue Code effective Dec. 31, 2018. HB 2529

KnowledgeNOW: Business, Balance and Bliss

Everyone in the accounting field (or any other) is familiar with the term “work-life balance.” It’s a perk that every company trumpets on its website, to the point that it comes standard in many industries. Two of the Day One speakers at the VSCPA’s KnowledgeNOW conference in Reston had their own

VSCPA Statement on Tax Conformity

The VSCPA remains committed to advocating for quick conformity of Virginia’s tax code to that of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC) through standalone conformity legislation. Our original position also included a recommendation that a special non-reverting fund be created to capture any additional

Amended Conformity Bill Passes Senate Finance Committee

An amended version of SB 1372 , incorporating several other tax conformity bills, passed the Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday on a 10–5 party-line vote. The bill was then immediately taken up for its first reading on the Senate floor. The bill includes several policy reforms, including a 50