CPA Voice

CPA Voice gives OSCPA members relevant information on trends in the profession, along with content targeted to their area of work. The publication covers the latest news, best practices, trends in the profession and information on what OSCPA is doing to serve you as a member. CPA Voice is designed to be easy for busy professionals to scan and get knowledge to help them in their careers.

CPA Voice is complementary to all OSCPA members and features a self-assessment exam offering convenient CPE. CPA Voice mails on the 15th of every month, except during tax season.

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Recent stories

  • Dec 15, 2014

    Here’s where you can prove your value

    CPAs are known for being good with numbers. They have a reputation as trusted business advisors because they can interpret those numbers and guide an organization to financial success.
  • Dec 15, 2014

    Municipal tax reform is a gift to all Ohioans

    Just in time for the holidays, the Ohio legislature this month presented a gift to CPAs, taxpayers and all Ohioans when it passed House Bill 5, the municipal income tax bill.
  • Dec 15, 2014

    The Affordable Care Act: Advising clients as informed practitioners

    The Affordable Care Act (ACA) has created many new challenges for CPAs – but it has also created the opportunity to play a pivotal role in informing clients about the law’s myriad complexities. Here are a few recent technical updates that are essential when counseling clients on the ACA.
  • Dec 15, 2014

    What do fraud, ethics and controllership have in common?

    If you have never thought about it, everything we do in accounting starts with a human behavior. A salesperson makes a sale. Purchasing buys raw materials. Manufacturing makes a widget. Legal writes a contract. R&D develops a new product. Distribution delivers and installs the widget. Service techs fix the widget when it malfunctions. In fact, if other people don’t do their jobs, accounting doesn’t have anything to do.
  • Dec 15, 2014

    Form 5500 Series: New penalty relief rules

    We urge our clients to submit all relevant IRS forms in a timely manner. But life can intercede and, on occasion, plan sponsors can find themselves late in submitting paperwork. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has a correction program — the Delinquent Filer Voluntary Compliance (DFVC) program — for retirement plan sponsors that are late filing their Form 5500 or Form 5500-SF. Plans that file Form 5500-EZ are not eligible to participate in the DFVC, however, because those plans are not subject to Title I of ERISA and are therefore not governed by the DOL.
  • Dec 15, 2014

    Don’t wait for a dilemma to ask yourself the tough questions

    Some ethical dilemmas start out simple. Maybe you disagree with something your supervisor asks you to do, such as discount a product or service for a friend or family member. But what if you witness a bribe? What if you’re asked to cut a check for something that really isn’t a business expense? What if you’re asked to flat out misrepresent financial information to, say, manipulate institutionalized bonus structures?
  • Dec 15, 2014

    CPAs go back to school to play FETCH!

    Thousands of students statewide participated in the fifth annual FETCH! financial literacy event on Nov. 18.
  • Nov 17, 2014

    The best crisis plans are those you never need to activate

    Business continuity planning is a topic that deserves some important attention. In the past few weeks, media have been focusing on the potential threat of the Ebola virus and how to keep it from spreading into U.S. borders. In addition to reports of those stricken by the disease, media have offered tips on steps businesses should take to protect employees.