PRESIDENT'S PERSPECTIVE


Save the date and various tidbits

This winter edition is filled with interesting articles and various tidbits on what’s been happening at RISCPA. 

As we approach the end of our fiscal year, please save the date for RISCPA’s Annual Meeting and Award & Recognition Event on April 26th at the Providence Marriott Hotel. This year we will recognize scholarship, award recipients and our newest CPAs, and welcome new Board members.

Before the event, there will be a member meeting at 5:15 pm to ratify the vote of new Board members and the affiliated slate of directors; elect the new Nominating Committee members; and, present a review of happenings at RISCPA.  Networking will immediately follow the event. Be sure to register early as this very popular event fills the room promptly.

Speaking of networking, our January event held on the 21st was once again a great success.  The event drew in over 540 enthusiastic attendees from the accounting, legal, financial, academic, business and political communities at the Providence Omni Hotel. We’re particularly grateful for the wonderful and generous sponsor support from, TD Bank, Premiere; Mass Mutual, Gold; Duffy & Sweeney, Silver; Embrace Home Loan, Silver; Atlantic Trust Company, Bronze; and, Health Source RI, Bronze.

The event was graced by AICPA Board Chairman, Tim Christen who presented an AICPA update to an audience comprised of RISCPA’s finest guests. The program was sponsored by DiSanto Priest & Company.  Click here to read more and see photos from the event.

Advocacy remains an important component to our mission. Recently, RISCPA’s PAC hosted an event for RI House Speaker, Nicholas Mattiello. CPAs, along with members of the business community, attended what turned out to be a productive dialogue with the Speaker.

RISCPA’s additional efforts in advocacy remain tied to the RI Business Coalition. Anchored by RIPEC (RI Expenditure Council), 28 groups are working to improve the Ocean State’s business climate. One of their major focuses is to significantly reduce the time needed to obtain a letter of good standing. Based on the group’s voice along with RISCPA’s collaboration with the Department of Revenue’s Neena Savage and Commerce RI’s, Liz Tanner, generating letters of good standing has been given top priority.

Special thanks are in order for long standing Society member and strong advocate, Grafton “Cap” Willey, RISCPA Board Chair, Ken Andsager, RISCPA Board Treasurer, David Lucier,RISCPA Tax Committee Chair, Jay Benson and RISCPA Government Relations Committee Chair, Jeff Wadovick.

Until next time, remember, “There’s never been a better time to be a CPA.”