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Survey: CPAs Focus on Talent and Technology to Weather Pandemic

October 29, 2020

Even in these challenging times, about half of Virginia CPAs think the Commonwealth’s economy is moving in the right direction. That’s one of the big takeaways from the sixth annual Economic Expectations Survey conducted by the Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) this fall in

Congrats to the VSCPA's Elijah Watt Sells Award winners

October 19, 2020

Taking the CPA Exam is hard enough. For a select group of new CPAs, their hard work paid off with the prestigious Elijah Watt Sells Award, given to the country’s highest Exam performers. To receive the recognition, candidates must pass all four sections on the first attempt and obtain a cumulative

New VSCPA Council To Address Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

September 22, 2020

To follow up on our June 5, 2020, Statement on Racial Injustice, the VSCPA has established a new Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Council. The Council is tasked with advising the VSCPA Board of Directors and staff on programs and policies related to diversity, equity, inclusion and social

Remote Workers Need State Tax Filing & Withholding Relief

September 8, 2020

The VSCPA has joined more than 120 employers and organizations across the nation in signing a letter to Congressional leaders urging them to support state tax filing and withholding relief for remote workers during the pandemic by enacting Section 403 of S.4318, the American Workers, Families and

Congrats to the Newest VSCPA Educational Foundation Scholarship Recipients

August 7, 2020

The VSCPA Educational Foundation has awarded 25 scholarships to accomplished and deserving accounting students around the Commonwealth! Thank you to everyone who donated. Your contributions help protect the pipeline of the CPA profession and provide a lifeline for many students to pursue accounting

VSCPA Tax Advisory Committee Letter to Sec. Layne Urging CARES Act Conformity

July 30, 2020

July 30, 2020 Secretary Aubrey L. Layne Jr., CPA Office of the Secretary of Finance Patrick Henry Building 1111 East Broad Street Richmond, VA 23219 RE: Conformity to the CARES Act Dear Secretary Layne: In light of the upcoming special session of the Virginia General Assembly scheduled to begin on

2020 Top 5 Under 35 Award Recipients

July 28, 2020

Billy Barber, CPA, PFS CFO, Foundation Companies, LLC Fredericksburg Hometown: Fredericksburg Billy Barber, CPA, PFS, went to the University of Richmond to play baseball and take advantage of its highly reputable business program where he studied finance. Soon after graduation, he found himself

No. 1 Concern for VSCPA Members Now: Employee Safety

July 14, 2020

With the pandemic disrupting nearly every VSCPA member’s firm, organization or company, we wanted to know: What is the most pressing concern for you now? A May survey of the effects of the pandemic on VSCPA members reveal that ensuring the continued health and safety of employees is the most

2020 Impact Award Winner: Louise Reed, CPA

June 23, 2020

Louise Reed’s most notable innovation is Afloat, a company that utilizes blockchain technology and smart contracts to automate the exchange of state transferable tax credits. Louise received her master’s degree in physics at Duke. “I like using the power of math to see how the world works today, but