LATEST ARTICLES | DECEMBER 2016

Public vs. Private: What Color Is Your Parachute?

For CPAs, finding their passion often involves transitioning between the worlds of public accounting and the private sector, and, sometimes, back to where they started. 

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Accountants Integral To Business Management And Strategy At Amica

Bob DiMuccio has been a member of RISCPA for 34 years and credits much of his disciplined approach to his CPA training and experience. With an accounting department of approximately 125 professionals, Amica is certainly a company that has a big impact on our small state.

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AICPA, CIMA Members Overwhelmingly Approve Proposal To Advance Profession

Members of the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) and The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (CIMA) have overwhelmingly approved a proposal to create a new, international accounting association that will integrate operations of both organizations, while preserving the existing membership bodies.

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New Fiscal Year Brings Global Perspective, Expanded Networking, Technology Advances

The Society’s 2016-2017 fiscal year is well under way.  The year promises to be exciting.

First of all, on behalf of the Society, I want to welcome new Board members: Gerald Benson, Dan Bonnette, Erica Guatieri, and Paul Ragosta.

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Happenings On The Hill

Rhode Island state government continues to have a long road to travel to improve the state’s overall business climate, but some critically needed reforms have occurred this year. A few key regulatory changes have been made and the 2016 General

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Jeff Allain Unites Entrepreneurial Spirit With Technical Accounting Expertise

“Accounting services for entrepreneurs. By entrepreneurs.” That’s the headline on Jeff Allain’s website for his business New Economy CPA, headquartered in Pawtucket.  “We do all the stuff you expect bean counters to do … But what we get really stoked about is working side by side with entrepreneurs. “

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PAM Membership Offers Connectivity For Non-CPA Industry Professionals

In an effort to amplify the connectivity and reciprocity that has become a hallmark of the twice-a-year RISCPA networking receptions, the Society recently unveiled the Professional Affiliate Member (PAM) program. Since approved by the board and membership in April of 2015, we now have close to 100 PAM professionals. 

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Task-Based Simulations Test Higher-Order Thinking on New CPA Exam

In April of 2017, there will be significant changes to the CPA exam. Heralded from the Board of Examiners at the AICPA, these changes, as noted on the AICPA website, “place a greater emphasis on testing a candidate’s higher-order cognitive skills.” 

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At RISCPA, Congrats Are Par For The Course

Well, summer is winding down, and like all of you, I’m delighted with our summer activities and excited about what’s ahead.

Hopefully, you’re enjoying the many fine outdoor attributes the Ocean State and New England have to offer.

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Jay Benson Reaps The Rewards of RISCPA Membership

Being an active member of RISCPA has been a good fit with Gerald "Jay" Benson’s philosophy of giving back. “I am just a strong believer that you participate and contribute to your profession,” says Jay in a no-nonsense manner. “As a professional, it’s your responsibility.”

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Events


Save the date for our January Networking Event, Register for our Fall Membership Day and Networking events!

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