the last few membership meetings I've attended (I'm the desig-
nated AV/registration staffer out at the Torrington CONNection),
I've been struck by the dizzying amount of technical information
and regulation CPAs need to manage on a daily basis.
for must-know information and guidance you need throughout
your career, from Pledges looking for that first job to would-be
retirees making the first steps in firm succession.
recent succession planning survey of CSCPA members, a guide to one simple step every firm owner
should take today to be more prepared for the unexpected (we call it The Emergency Red Notebook),
two CSCPA members sharing their recent merger success story, and a tutorial of
CPASuccessionMatch.com, a brand-new website CSCPA has developed to help you if your path
might someday lead to a firm sale/merger or acquisition. We've also developed an upcoming sympo-
sium to help firm owners get the knowledge they need about the mergers and acquisitions process.
Thursday, December 1 at the CSCPA Education Center in Rocky Hill. Our Employee Benefit Plans
Interest Group has long been an active and dynamic group, meeting up for technical updates and
networking socials, and writing bimonthly articles for Connecticut CPA. The group recently identified
a need for local, in-depth training for benefit plan administrators, auditors, and other CPAs who
advise companies in this area, and the new conference was born. Turn to page 23 to see what
keynote speaker Ian Dingwall, chief accountant at the Department of Labor Employee Benefits
Security Administration, and others will have to say.
these times of economic stress and joblessness, tax reform has become an even more pressing
issue. CSCPA is working to bring D.C. knowledge to you, so practitioners can hear right from the
people in the trenches. This year's guest speakers include tax reform expert Diane Lim Rogers,
chief economist at The Concord Coalition, and Dean Zerbe, former tax counsel to the Senate
Finance Committee. We'll also hear from Connecticut DRS Commissioner Kevin Sullivan.
for even more member programs relevant to you.