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Connecticut CPA
November/December 2014
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Help shape the
next version of
the CPA Exam
Help ensure that the CPA Exam
maintains its relevance to the
changing CPA profession by
commenting on the AICPA's
preliminary research findings and
proposed changes to the next Exam
version, set to launch in 2017.
Happy Hour and a Headshot
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Save the date!
The 2015
Essential Event
Join us on Tuesday, May 12 at the
Aqua Turf Club in Plantsville! We're
firming up a slate of quality speakers
for this popular annual event you won't
want to miss. Mark your calendar and
look for more details in the next issue
of Connecticut CPA.
On the cover: Connecticut CPA Managing Editor Kirsten Piechota photographs New and Young
Professionals Cabinet member Kevin O'Keefe of Allied World Assurance Company in Farmington.
5 Important DRS Developments Affecting You and
Your Clients
6 CBIA/BlumShapiro Release 2014 Survey of
Connecticut Businesses
8 Employee Benefit Plans Advisory
DOL Begins Review of Plan Sponsors Claiming the
Small Plan Audit Waiver (SPAW)
By David M. Beck, CPA, QPA, ERPA
12 Are You and Your Clients Prepared for a Disaster?
PrepareCT Collaborative Helps Connecticut Businesses
Develop a Plan

14 CTCPA Interview Day 2014
Upcoming Programs and Events
16 CPE Calendar
18 Members-Only Meetings
22 New and Young Professionals Upcoming Events
Member Matters
20 2014 ETF Golf Tournament
24 Member News
25 Firm Moves and Promotions
26 Welcome, New Members!
28 Member Snapshots
30 Classified Advertisements