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

  • 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.
  • Nov 17, 2014

    Recruitment and retention is a top priority

    Employee recruitment and retention is an issue that’s on the radar for many firms and businesses, but there are growing signs that it deserves your full attention – especially when it comes to CPAs.
  • Nov 17, 2014

    Year-end uncertainty highlights need for reform

    As we enter into tax planning season, we again find ourselves in an all-too-familiar and unsettling situation — one in which we do not know the rules of the game we are about to play. Many popular tax planning opportunities, such as the R&D credit and bonus depreciation, expired at the end of 2013. As of the publish date for this article, the Expiring Provisions Improvement Reform and Efficiency Act (EXPIRE) has been drafted but not yet voted on. As rumor has it, it won’t be voted on until after the November elections. This act addresses 62 business and individual provisions that expired at the end of 2013.
  • Nov 17, 2014

    FASB proposal simplifies accounting for consumer-paid cloud computing fees

    The growth in cloud-hosted software services has led to questions about how to account for elements of these contracts. Existing accounting guidance has focused on technology providers (the vendor) in cloud computing arrangements, rather than the purchaser. U.S. GAAP does not provide explicit guidance for the customer, resulting in diversity in practice.
  • Nov 17, 2014

    Maximizing your client’s Social Security benefit

    The U.S. Census Bureau estimates 65.2 million baby boomers were alive and well in 2012. The Social Security Administration estimates that 10,000 Boomers are retiring every day and moving on to the next chapter in their life.
  • Nov 17, 2014

    Cyber liability insurance: A necessity for your business?

    “Cyber liability” is the risk associated with conducting business over the Internet or another such public delivery network – or by using electronic storage technology. There are two distinct risks associated with cyber liability: first-party and third-party.
  • Nov 17, 2014

    Is your résumé sabotaging your job prospects?

    I love to hear from our members. What I find intriguing, though not surprising, is that many frustrated job hunters have the same problem in their job searches. They are unquestionably qualified for a great opening but they can’t get in the door.
  • Nov 17, 2014

    OSCPA peer review fee structure changing Jan. 1

    The task force recommended the following fees to the OSCPA Executive Board, which approved them for the new peer review cycle, effective for firms with due dates between Jan. 1, 2015 and Dec. 31, 2017:

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