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 Advocacy Efforts Show Love for CPAs An Ignite Blog by Natasha Schamberger, CPA KSCPA CEO & President We’ve had decades of advocacy success. It’s not just tax and audit professionals that we advocate for, it’s the overall CPA profession. Over the years, the volunteers on the KSCPA Advocate Task Force and the Legislative Committees have built influence ...
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   Go Beyond the Tax Return   An Ignite Blog by Lindsey Curley, CPA, CGMA  AICPA Senior Manager, Firm Services Have you reduced their tax burden as you promised last year? Have you identified ways they could save money in the future? Did you find opportunities to improve their bottom line? Today’s clients want to know that you have their backs. And with ...
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2020 Legislative Session and CPAs at the Statehouse    An Ignite Blog by: M arlee Carpenter, J.D.    Governmental Affairs Consultant at Bright and Carpenter Consulting, Inc.   Legislative Session Preview The 2020 Legislative Session began on Monday, January 13 th .  With revenues exceeding expectations almost every month this fiscal year, the Legislature ...
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Process Development - Fundamentally Firm Changing An Ignite Blog By: Melody Feniks, CPA, CGMA Owner of Feniks & Company, LLC “If you can’t describe what you’re doing as a process, you don’t know what you’re doing” -- W. Edwards Deming For most of my career as the owner of a small firm, I used few if any formal processes. I believed formal structure to be a form of micromanagement ...
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Winter is Coming and So is a New Decade An Ignite Blog By: Damon Ward, CPA, CGMA Director of Tax, Spirit AeroSystems, Inc. Published December 6, 2019 As I prepare for my year as the 87 th Chair of the KSCPA, I would like to begin by saying thank you to the membership for the opportunity to serve. I have been fortunate to have the support of ...
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Technology is Driving the Future of Tax: Is your foot on the gas or are you just along for the ride? An Ignite Blog By: Susan Day, CPA, CGMA Principal, Adams Brown Beran & Ball, Chartered (ABBB) Published November 22, 2019 The KSCPA recently sat down with Susan Day for a Q&A discussion of technology and tax industry trends. Whether you find ...
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How CPAs Can Protect Client Data with Third-Party Vendors An Ignite Blog by: Dustin Hall Director, CPACharge Published November 15, 2019 As an accounting professional, you’re likely all too familiar with the rise of cyber-attacks targeting our industry. Hackers know that CPAs have access to their clients’ most personal financial data, which makes them prime ...
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Playbook Strategies for Business Relationship Development An Ignite Blog By: Mark Lacy, CPA Lead Client Service Partner at Deloitte & Touche LLP Published October 25, 2019   The anticipation before game time for my favorite teams is probably when I’m most excited. The anxious anticipation is what it’s all about for me. My friends and I have dissected ...
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Engagement Matters

Engagement Matters An Ignite Blog by: © 2019 Mary R. MacBain, MS, CPA Published October 11, 2019 From the time one joins the KSCPA through life membership, engagement in the KSCPA matters. Engaged members are the lifeblood of any membership organization. KSCPA members with common core values come together to learn, to advocate for the profession, and ...
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Connecting With Your Team: The Secret Sauce An Ignite Blog By: Robyn Seglem, CPA, CGMA Director of Accounting, LK Architecture, Inc. Published September 20, 2019 Sugar coating the hard stuff doesn’t lead to improvement or growth. On the other hand, tough-love risks coming across harsh and unapproachable. Leading a team demands many levels of communication. ...
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Voices Heard: Small Firm Forum An Ignite Blog By: Carl Peterson, CPA, CGMA VP – Small Firm Interests – Public Accounting, AICPA Published September 6, 2019   You’ve got your finger on the red button. It’s the red button to the broadcast your voice across the loudspeakers at a ballpark that is filled with your friends and colleagues in the ...
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You Had Me At Hello…

You Had Me At Hello… An Ignite blog featuring recruiting tips for employers and students by: Gerrie Meyer, Director of Employee Development, Adams Brown Beran & Ball, Chtd. Published August 23, 2019 Excitement is in the air this time of year…can you feel it?  Knowing that fall is on the way is exciting for many reasons - the cool air, football season, ...
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Embracing Innovation Has Definite Advantages An Ignite blog by: Donna Funk, CPA, Principal at K•Coe Isom Published June 21, 2019 With so many news headlines circling around us on a daily basis regarding “future possibilities” of artificial intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), and data management, it’s easy to dismiss these topics and file them away ...
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Turning Legacy into Change - Supercharging Our Young Leaders for the Future An Ignite Blog by: Jessica Dwyer, CPA, Manager, K • Coe Isom Published June 21, 2019 The KSCPA’s inaugural young leadership program, the '20 up to 40' Leadership Program , reached legacy status by sparking young CPAs in the State of Kansas to become engaged in the profession ...
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Old, New, Borrowed and Blue: A Recap of the 2019 Legislative Session An Ignite Blog By: Marlee Carpenter, J.D., Owner, Bright & Carpenter Consulting, Inc. KSCPA Governmental Affairs Consultant Published June 14, 2019 As flowers emerge to show us their beauty, warm breezes fill the air, and birds delight us with their charming melodies, there’s no mistaking ...
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Are Soft Skills Becoming a Cliché? An  Ignite  Blog By: Mary R. MacBain, MS, CPA Published May 17, 2019 © 2019 Mary R. MacBain, MS, CPA   What are they                 Why they’re important                                 … and How to get them Over the past several years, much has been published about required competencies, and ...
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Leader, Slow Down to Go Faster An Ignite Blog By: Jon Lokhorst, CPA, ACC Executive Leadership Coach,  Lokhorst Consulting LLC Published May 3, 2019 “The pace of change will never again be as slow as it is today.” (Matthew Bishop, The Economist’s Innovation Forum, 2015) I paused as I saw these words on the big screen at an industry conference. “Shoot,” ...
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Generation Z Talent Seeks Empowering Work Culture Published April 19, 2019 PROFESSOR INSIGHT: Kim Church, Ph.D.  Assistant Professor of Accounting University of Missouri-Kansas City Professional Bio Jeff Wright, CPA Executive Assistant Professor Rockhurst University Professional Bio GENERATION Z INSIGHT: ...
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Be Alert of Potential Tax Claims: Tax Reform + Wayfair An Ignite Blog by: Deborah Rood, CPA Risk Control Consulting Director, CNA Insurance Published March 15, 2019 Few tax practitioners would disagree that this tax season has been dominated by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“Tax Reform”). Although I am no longer in public accounting and work for CNA Insurance, ...
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Students’ Outlook on Accounting Careers Published February 15, 2019 Priyanka Kapur MAcc Student The University of Kansas Colby Woods MAcc Student Wichita State University About Priyanka:  Priyanka Kapur has been a KSCPA student member for a little over a year. She graduated from the University of Kansas with a bachelor’s in accounting ...
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