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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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The New Accountant – The Business Athlete An Ignite  Blog by Richard Dinkel, CPA AICPA At Large Member of Council VP, Controller and Chief Risk Officer, Koch Industries, Inc. Published: February 1, 2019 I am frequently asked about the future of accounting and what we need to do to adequately prepare. Accounting is a broad career term that spans multiple ...
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"I Wish I Was 30 Years Younger!" An Ignite Blog By: Jay D. Langley, CPA, CGMA KSCPA Chair of the Board Vice President, Summers, Spencer & Company, P.A. Published January 18, 2019 Maybe everyone who reads this has felt the same way at some point in their life. If you are younger than 50, you can look forward to saying that someday. I attended the ...
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A Polar Bear Plunge Into the 2019 Legislative Session By Marlee Carpenter, J.D., Owner, Bright & Carpenter Consulting, Inc. KSCPA Governmental Affairs Consultant Published January 4, 2019 Brrrrr. This January, countless numbers of brave swimmers across the country will welcome the new year with frigid polar bear plunges into icy waters; all in good fun and ...
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Adding Wind to Your Sails: A Three-Legged Model for Advisory Services Published December 21, 2018 “The pessimist complains about the wind. The optimist expects it to change. The leader adjusts the sails.” – John Maxwell Every once in a while, something catches us off-guard and knocks the wind out of our sails. It doesn’t feel nice, and while ...
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A Collective Effort: Building Future Women Leaders By: Amber K. Goering, CPA, CGMA Shareholder, Goering and Granatino, P.A. Published December 14, 2018 “How can women reach the top in accounting?”   This Fortune headline appeared in print a mere three years ago. While 50 percent of accounting graduates are now women, only a small number of female accounting ...
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Breaking Free of the Past By Garrett Wagner, CPA.CITP Entrepreneurial CPA/Founder C3 Evolution Group Published: November 2, 2018 Unless this is your first time reading any accounting blog, magazine, or you normally just read the IRS tax code, you know about the major changes coming to the public accounting profession.  Artificial intelligence, machine ...
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The World Series of Succession Planning - Team Strategy for Multi-Owner Firms  William (Bill) Reeb, CPA, CITP, CGMA Chief Executive Officer, Succession Institute, LLC Published: October 26, 2018 Batter up – the World Series is in full-swing! Now is also a good time to knock your succession planning out of the park with these helpful stats and tips from Bill ...
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The World Series of Succession Planning - Team Strategy for Solo Practitioners and Sole Proprietors William (Bill) Reeb, CPA, CITP, CGMA Chief Executive Officer, Succession Institute, LLC Published: October 26, 2018 Batter up – the World Series is in full-swing! Now is also a good time to knock your succession planning out of the park with these helpful stats ...
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New Rules in the “Digital” Economy Mary R. MacBain, MS, CPA Published: October 5, 2018 © 2018 Mary R. MacBain, MS, CPA   “Change is the only constant in life.”  Heraclitus, Greek philosopher Daniel Hood, Editor-in-Chief of Accounting Today , in the October 1, 2018 issue, summarized responses to “What is the most important issue currently facing ...
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Plugging into the Accounting Talent of the Future Natasha Schamberger, CPA Kansas Society of CPAs CEO & President Published September 14, 2018 When I first started my career, I enjoyed accounting work . I looked forward to the camaraderie of tax season and found auditing to be fascinating. Over time, this passion became much broader. I started looking through ...
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Calling on Your Inner Kindergartner Published August 31, 2018 There she is. Bee-bopping with excitement, new backpack on (looking so big on her 5-year old frame that it seems like it could comically topple her over), standing at the bus stop … waiting for the big yellow school bus that we’ve been talking about for months, to come pick her up and carry her off on her adventure to Kindergarten.  ...
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New Synergies: A Q&A with Mark Radetic and Scott Carson of MarksNelson Published August 17, 2018 Mark Radetic, CPA, CGMA    Managing Partner, MarksNelson LLC    Scott Carson Partner, MarksNelson LLC    Are you bold? A brave explorer of the unknown?  The deep blue ocean – also known as the Earth’s Last Frontier – is much like today’s ...
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Security Fundamentals in Today's Environment By Brian F. Tankersley, CPA.CITP, CGMA Director, Strategic Relationships, K2 Enterprises, LLC Published July 27, 2018 As someone who speaks regularly about information security, it has been fascinating to watch the transformation of the business world throughout my 25 years as an accounting and technology professional. While many ...
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