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VBOA, NASBA Launch New CPE Audit Tracker Service

The Virginia Board of Accountancy (VBOA), in conjunction with the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA), launched its new CPE audit tracker service last week. Virginia CPAs are encouraged to use the CPE Audit Service to track and store all CPE records in one location, review

Member Spotlight: Mentor Advice Helped Launch Brandon Pope's Career

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 VSCPA Communications Manager Chip Knighton . One major part of finding success at an employer is

Public Accounting Myth Busters

New accountants deciding between public accounting and private industry for their first jobs shouldn’t believe these accounting profession rumors. By Michael Watkins, CPA Senior Assurance Associate BDO USA, Richmond Flashback: Your accounting studies in college are ramping up. The first exam in a

Take Your Career to New Heights With a Mentor

By Chip Knighton Finding a mentor is one of the best ways to gain expertise in the more career-oriented aspects of the accounting profession. A mentor can provide a sounding board, a different perspective on office politics and firsthand expertise in a role a young CPA might be looking to fill (not

VSCPA Member Frey Wins E.W. Sells Award

VSCPA member Brian Frey, CPA, is one of 110 winners of the American Institute of CPAs’ (AICPA) 2018 Elijah Watt Sells Award, given to outstanding performers on the CPA Exam. Frey, 24, is an audit associate at KPMG in Washington and a graduate of the University of Maryland at College Park’s Robert H.

Tried and True: Wellness Tips From VSCPA Members

One of the questions we’ve asked for Wellness Month is how busy CPAs find the time and energy for wellness and health during busy season — and how they allocate that precious time. Here are some of the best responses we’ve gotten: Jason Navon, CPA, Rossen Landscape, Sterling: Intentional breathing

Member Spotlight: Janet Lawson's Wellness Journey

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 VSCPA Communications Manager Chip Knighton . Janet Lawson, CPA, has always been caught between two

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