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Thank you all for the warm welcome
to the CTCPA! All of your well wishes
continue to be greatly appreciated.
I've had the opportunity to get to know the CTCPA
team and also meet with several members.
In an effort to help keep you in the loop on what's
happening in your profession and the society, I
wanted to give you a quick look at some of the
exciting things in the works:
Regional Meetings
Continued interaction and feedback is extremely important. Therefore, we're
in the process of scheduling regional meetings in each county to help make
myself available to you in a convenient way. It's my hope that these meetings
will give members an opportunity to interact not only with me but with other
members of the CTCPA staff.
Developing a Strategic Plan
We are beginning work on our three-year business plan using the Balanced
Scorecard approach. We will be doing extensive research, including sitting
down with members and conducting a full membership survey to ensure our
relevance and continue to add value to your membership.
Advocacy at the Capitol
As I write this piece, the state legislature is in session and the State Board of
Accountancy has a number of issues before it.
On the taxation front, there have been rumblings from some advocacy groups
suggesting the state should expand sales tax on services, including accounting
services. There is also discussion regarding a number of new corporate, sales,
and property tax measures.
There is another proposal that would affect our financial planner members.
There will be a lot more to share with you on these fronts when the session ends
in June. Please check your email and visit our new Capitol Corner feature at for the latest news.
We're working closely with the State Board of Accountancy to modernize CPE
regulations and are also working with the Department of Consumer Protection
(DCP) regarding additional regulations affecting the State Board of Accoun-
tancy and the profession.
I look forward to working with you on the journey to serve you better and help
you get more value out of your membership.
From the Executive Director
Trust in
Hawk's Landing Country Club, Southington
Business meeting and program: 5:30 p.m.
Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres: 7 p.m.
Keynote Speaker:
Change Agent
V. Vanessa Williams
Founder and CEO,
Leading Edge Consulting
Thursday, June 15, 2017
The society is changing.
The workforce is changing.
The profession is changing.
Keynote speaker V. Vanessa Williams
will help you embrace and navigate
change to your advantage.
Members: $35, Nonmembers: $60
Firm/company sponsorships available.
CPE credit: 1 hour
Learn more and register at
Bonnie Stewart, Executive Director
Connecticut CPA
March/April 2017