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Friday@Five has arrived!
Dear Hannah,

Greetings from Mohegan Sun! I’m writing to you from our New England Practice Management (MAP) Conference and have spent the last three days networking with 150 firm leaders and learning from industry experts. The buzz here is about new ways to think about the profession and practice operations. Recent technology advancements are affecting everything from revenue streams to client communication, and firms must adapt to these changes if they want to remain in business.

I’ve enjoyed talking with members in between sessions, and it’s clear that the firm leaders in attendance are committed to their teams and successfully navigating their practices through this transformative time. It’s been an exciting three days, and I’d like to thank the members of the MAP Committee and Society staff for making this conference a success! 

Have a great weekend!

Amy Pitter
MSCPA President/CEO
MSCPA Launches a Snapchat Account
We are excited to announce the launch of our Snapchat (username: MASocietyofCPAs)! By adding us on Snapchat, you will be entered into our raffle to win a $100 visa gift card. Connect with us now.
Members & Firms on the Move
  • AAFCPAs, Boston, in conjunction with its partner FEI Boston, recently surveyed more than 250 CFOs and senior financial executives in the northeast region to better understand issues they’re tackling as their role undergoes significant changes. The report, “Behind Every Thriving Organization is a High-Functioning CFO” dives more deeply into HR issues and technology solutions that enable or hinder CFOs’ performance and also reveals how the relationship with their CEOs impact their organizations’ over financial strategy.
  • ABRAMS LITTLE-GILL LOBERFELD PC, Chestnut Hill, announced the adoption of ALL CPAs as its brand name and unveiled a new logo. The change coincides with the firm’s 60th anniversary.
  • COWAN BOLDUC DOHERTY, North Andover, announced that:
    • NANCY CUNEO joined as a paraprofessional/accountant; 
    • MATTHEW DINATALE joined as a staff accountant; 
    • ALEXANDER HARACZKA and BRIDGET HARTON, CPA, MST joined as A&A supervisors;
    •  ADAM ST. PIERRE joined as an A&A senior; and
    • DAWN STRYKER joined as an accountant. 
  • DGC (DICICCO, GULMAN & COMPANY LLP), Boston/Woburn, announced that SABELLI & COMPANY P.C. merged with the firm. SABELLI specializes in small business accounting, tax and part-time CFO services for businesses and their owners. The firm also announced that:
    • The firm launched their Accounting and Business Advisory Services Group;
    • The firm's new podcast series has launched entitled, “Unique Perspectives – The DGC Podcast.” Episode topics include mixed-use rental property and revenue recognition;
    • The 2017 Architectural Study and Engineering Report were released which include benchmarking data and practical strategies;
    • The firm held its year-end tax planning webinar, hosted by JAMES DOWNING, CPA, MST and JEREMY ROY, CPA, MST in November;
    • KIMBERLEY TRAIN, CPA, ABV spoke at an event entitled, “Corporate Shenanigans – Preventing, Detecting & Investigating Executive Misconduct” in December;
    • CATHERINE DOE, CPA authored an article on the taxability of fringe benefits; and
    • DAVID SULLIVAN, JR., CPA spoke about “Understanding Tax Reform and Tax Opportunities for the A/E/C Firm” at the Rusk O’Brien Gido + Partners, LLC’s Growth & Ownership Strategies Conference in November.
  • THE NICHOLS COLLEGE, Dudley, and professional accounting communities teamed up to establish the Professor Jack Armstrong Endowed Scholarship for Excellence in Accounting, in honor of Armstrong’s forthcoming retirement from the college. Armstrong has taught at Nichols since 1986 and serves as chair of accounting. The scholarship recognizes Armstrong’s extensive contributions to the accounting field, as a quality control, ethics and expert witness consultant, and peer reviewer for numerous regional and local CPA firms, as well as an active member and leader in the Massachusetts Society of Certified Public Accountants.
  • SAMET & COMPANY, PC, Chestnut hill, announced that JAY KESSLER, CPA, managing shareholder, joined the board of the College Diabetes Network.
Money Management Columns - Share with Your Clients!
Click here to view our money management articles that are available to help you and your clients become more financially savvy. 
Photos: Women's Leadership Summit
On Tuesday, November 7, women in both public and private accounting gathered at the Westin Waterfront Hotel in Boston to discuss key issues and celebrate women who are making differences in the profession. They gathered for the 8th Annual Women to Watch Awards that was followed by a networking reception with light bites and drinks.

To view the photos from this event,
click here. To download the photos, use the password: womens17.

Thank you to our sponsors Aon, Bentley University, BJs, Burkhart Pizzanelli, ConnectPay, Deloitte, Edelstein & Company LLP, Harbor Strategies Group, Robert Half and TD Bank!
Photos: Emerging Leaders Summit
On Friday, November 17, young professionals gathered at the Revere Hotel in Boston to learn how to enhance their business, networking, communication and leadership skills! The event was followed by a reception with drinks and light bites.

To view the photos from this event, click here. To download the photos, use password emerging17. If you would like to receive your headshots from this event, email Hannah Naranjo.

Thank you to our sponsors Deloitte and Withum!

Trivia Night (1/11/18)
Do you know the capital of Kansas? How about the drummer for The Beatles? Or maybe the quarterback for the Steelers? What Real Housewives city is Dorinda Medley from? Join us for a night of trivia, food and drinks on Thursday, January 11 from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at West End Johnnie's in Boston! Assemble a team of up to six coworkers to answer questions about everything from sports to history, and from pop culture to food and drinks! Teams of all sizes are welcome and firms/companies are encouraged to enter more than one team. Don't have a team? No problem, sign up as an individual and we will set you up with some fellow geniuses!
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 two members per transaction. Tickets are very limited!

Op-ed: Call for Members
We're looking for CPAs that are interested in authoring one of two pre-written op-eds for end of the year, one on Your Charity Checklist and the other on Year-End Tax Steps That Can Save You Money

If you are interested, please contact
Hannah Naranjo

Looking for a Speaker for January 27, 2018
New England Translators Association (NETA) is looking for one speaker to present for about 50 minutes on tax-related issues for freelancers at their monthly meeting on January 27. The speaker should come up with a panel of three or four interpreters/translators, each of whom will explain how they arrange and keep track of their finances (many who work for different agencies and entities and some with direct clients). Each of the panel members would speak for 10-15 minutes. 

For examples on past programs,
click here. For more information on this opportunity, contact Kara Kieran.
Volunteer Requests
  • Board Treasurer - Filmmakers Collaborative
  • Board Treasurer - Virginia Thurston Healing Garden Cancer Support Center
  • CPA Assistance and Possible Board Member - Cambridge Environmental Literacy Project
  • Friends of the Mendell - CPA
  • Massachusetts Holistic Living, Inc. - Board of Directors
  • Trustee - Radius Ensemble
  • Board Member - CDA Collaborative Learning Projects
  • Cambridge Camping - Board Member
Apply Online for an MSCPA Ed Foundation Scholarship
Need help with the cost of tuition and books? Scholarships in the amount of $2,500 are available for undergrad and graduate accounting students who are earning at least nine credits at a Massachusetts college or university. Students who are residents of Massachusetts and attending an out-of-state college are also eligible. Awards will be presented at a recognition reception on May 23 at the Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy. The deadline to apply is February 1.
Financial Assistance for CPA Exam Candidates
We know the CPA Exam is expensive, which is why we've established a lottery to award $500 vouchers to get you on your way. To be eligible, you must be a Massachusetts resident who plans to sit for the Exam between May 1, 2018 and April 30, 2019. You must be a current student or have graduated within the last three years. In addition, you will not receive financial assistance from your employer in the form of payments/reimbursements of Exam fees, review courses or a bonus upon passing the Exam.
Job Postings
  • Audit Supervisors & Seniors - Katz, Nannis + Solomon, P.C. 
  • Tax Manager - KLR 
  • Tax AccountantSenior/Supervisor - Adelson & Company PC 
  • U.S. GAAP Staff Accountant - Confidential 
  • General Ledger Staff Accountant - Confidential 
  • Staff Accountant - Tax and General Accounting - Confidential
  • Global Revenue Controller - Mimecast
  • Audit/Tax Supervisor - Sullivan Bille, P.C.
  • Audit Senior Associate - Edelstein & Company LLP
  • Audit Supervisor - Edelstein & Company LLP
  • Tax Manager for Tax Practice - Edelstein & Company LLP
  • Tax Supervisor/Manager for Healthcare Practice - Edelstein & Company LL
Per Diem Job Postings
  • Individual and Business Tax Return Preparer - Nicholas A. Papakyrikos, CPA, PC
  • Seasonal Tax Professional - Robert S. Fineman, P.C.   
  • CPA/EA - Robert W Luscinski, CPA LLC
  • Tax Season Per Diem Tax Preparers and Reviewers - Levine Caufield Martin & Goldberg PC
  • Tax Preparer - Siegrist Cree Alessandri and Strauss CPAs PC    
  • Experienced 1040 Tax Preparer for 2018 Tax Season - Bridgwood Benoit & Co PC
  • Tax Preparer - Belanger & Company, PC 
  • Staff Accountant - Douglas R. Leatham, CPA
  • Experienced Tax Preparer - Seaport Financial Partners
  • Tax Reviewer - Seaport Financial Partners
  • Tax Preparer/CPA  - Patrick J. Barrett, CPA P.C. 
Wolters Kluwer:  Offering Two New Brand Publications This Month
Wolters Kluwer is offering two brand new publications during the month of December:
  1. Cannabis Taxation: Federal and State Tax Guidebook - List Price: $50.00; and
  2. Related Tax Provisions – List Price: $89.00.
BJ's Membership: Limited Time Offer!
Join or renew you BJ's Perk Rewards Membership for just $75 or BJ's Inner Circle Membership for just $35. By joining or renewing, members can:
  • Receive 25% off grocery store purchases;
  • Save an additional 10 cents/gallon on gas; and
  • Much more!
BJ's will donate $5 for every form collected to the MSCPA Educational Foundation. This offer ends on December 15.
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:
  • Thursday, Dec. 7 vs. Arizona 7:00 p.m.;
  • Thursday, Dec. 14 vs. Washington 7:00 p.m.;
  • Monday, Dec. 18 vs. Columbus 7:00 p.m.; and
  • Much more!
To purchase discounted tickets, click here and enter promo code 18BEAR240.
The Color Purple (12/1 & 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 (Now - 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. 

To purchase discounted tickets, click here and enter promo code: CLUBLINK.
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer (12/14 - 12/17)
The beloved TV classic Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season. Come see all of your favorite characters from the special including Santa and Mrs. Claus, Hermey the Elf, the Abominable Snow Monster, Clarice, Yukon Cornelius and, of course, Rudolph, as they come to life. 

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

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