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Friday@Five has arrived!
Dear Hannah,

Last night I was reminded of just how fast the world is changing. Nearly 200 members listened intently as AICPA President and CEO Barry Melancon spoke about technology disruptors, such as artificial intelligence, bots and blockchain – changes that are redefining the accounting profession, which will be unrecognizable in under a decade.
Learn more about these changes here.
Much of Barry’s discussion centered on the evolving role of the CPA. In these extraordinary times, clients and businesses trust their CPA to help them navigate the disruption. How can we provide greater value to them? As a profession, we have to move ahead faster than ever before. To get started, I encourage you to
check out these webinars on blockchain technology.  
While these changes can seem overwhelming, it is also a thrilling time full of new opportunities. I’m excited to be on this journey with you, and look forward to advancing the profession together. 
P.S. – One more change: don’t forget to turn your clocks back this weekend!

Have a great weekend!

Amy Pitter
MSCPA President/CEO
Members & Firms on the Move
  • NEWBURG & COMPANY, LLP, Waltham, announced that KRISTEN JACOB joined as firm administrator. The firm also announced that with its recent donation from the corporate matching “jeans for charity” program, the firm became a Funder of the Marble Collection – a publishing and mentoring program for Massachusetts Teens called “Our Funders."
  • RODMAN CPAs, Waltham, will hold a "Solar Roundtable" networking night on November 14.
Last Chance to Register! Women's Leadership Summit (11/7)
Last chance to join women in both public and private accounting next week to discuss key issues, turn ideas into action and celebrate women who are making differences in the profession. This conference will feature keynotes from Jane Steinmetz, the new office managing principal at EY and Amy Vetter, CPA, CITP, CGMA, chief relationship officer at Xero. We’ll also present the 9th Annual Women to Watch Awards and host a networking reception with light bites and drinks.

Check out the 3rd Annual Women of NABA Special Event on November 9!
Emerging Leaders Summit (11/17)
Strengthen your business, networking, communication and leadership skills at our most popular conference for young professionals! A reception with drinks and light bites will follow. A photographer will also be available to update your headshot.

New England Practice Management Conference (11/29 - 12/1)
Our annual New England Practice Management Conference will be November 29 - December 1 at Mohegan Sun. Our agenda, speakers and topics have been curated to help you propel your practice and rise above your firm's challenges! We're bringing back (by popular demand) Jason Blumer and Jennifer Wilson – you don't want to miss it!

To view the full agenda,
click here.

Membership Bruins Event (1/17/18)
Join the MSCPA on Wednesday, January 17 to watch the Boston Bruins vs. the Montréal Canadiens. We have a suite reserved so you can network while enjoying the game. The cost for the event includes your ticket, beer and wine and heavy appetizers. This is a members-only event. You can only register 2 members per transaction. Tickets are very limited!
Call for Members - Comment on Tax Reform
The MSPCA is seeking members who are interested in being interviewed on tax reform. We are developing a list of members to offer to the media for potential stories. If you are interested, please email Elizabeth Emanuelson at

Call for Volunteers – Facilitate a Rountable
We’re looking for industry members to helfacilitate “real world roundtables” at the Emerging Leaders Summit on November 17 at the Revere Hotel in Boston. The topics are Industry vs. Public Accounting and Careers in Specific Industries (nonprofit, education, healthcare, etc.). The time commitment is from 2:15 – 3:45 p.m. Email Kara Kieran for more information.
Volunteer Requests
  • Home Energy Efficiency Team (HEET) - Audit and Financial Assistance
  • Friends of the Mendell - CPA
  • Massachusetts Holistic Living, Inc. - Board of Directors
  • Director - MIHN
  • Trustee - Radius Ensemble
  • Board Member - CDA Collaborative Learning Projects
  • Cambridge Camping - Board Member
  • Friends Fighting Breast Cancer - Accountant
New Job Postings
  • CPA Firm Team Member - Lombardi, Clairmont & Keegan 
  • Senior Accountant/CPA - Cerrone, Graham & Shepherd, P.C. 
  • Fall 2018 Associate - Edelstein & Company LLP 
  • Staff Accountant - Sullivan Bille 
  • Senior Director - eCratchit Inc. 
  • Staff Accountant - Michael J. Raymond CPA
  • Senior Accountant - eCratchit Inc. 
  • Senior Accountant - O'Brien, Riley & Ryan, P.C.
New Per Diem Job Postings
  • Tax Preparer/CPA  - Patrick J. Barrett, CPA P.C. 
  • Tax Per Diem  - Michael J. Raymond CPA 

The Boston Bruins
Don't miss any of the action as The Bruins hit the ice this season at TD Garden! Discount tickets are available for select upcoming games including:
  • Monday, Nov. 6 vs. Minnesota 7:00 p.m.;
  • Wednesday, Nov. 29 vs. Tampa Bay 7:30 p.m.;
  • Thursday, Dec. 7 v Arizona 7:00 p.m.;
  • Thursday, Dec. 14 v Washington 7:00 p.m.;
  • and more!
To purchase discounted tickets, click here and enter promo code 18BEAR240.

The Color Purple (11/21 - 12/2)
The Color Purple is the 2016 Tony Award® winner for Best Musical Revival! Hailed as "a direct hit to the heart" (The Hollywood Reporter), this joyous American classic about a young woman's journey to love and triumph in the American South has conquered Broadway in an all-new "ravishingly reconceived production that is a glory to behold" (The New York Times) directed by Tony winner John Doyle.

To purchase discounted tickets, click here and enter promo code: CLUBLINK.

Elf The Musical (11/28 - 12/10)
Elf is the hilarious tale of Buddy, a young orphan child who mistakenly crawls into Santa’s bag of gifts and is transported back to the North Pole. Unaware that he is actually human, Buddy’s enormous size and poor toy-making abilities cause him to face the truth. With Santa’s permission, Buddy embarks on a journey to New York City to find his birth father, discover his true identity and help New York remember the true meaning of Christmas. This modern day Christmas classic is sure to make everyone embrace their inner Elf.

To purchase discounted tickets, click here and enter promo code: CLUBLINK.
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