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Friday@Five has arrived!
Dear Hannah,

Today is the second day of our Federal Tax Camp, and the third time Sue Smith, CPA has presented to rave reviews from MSCPA members. Her knowledge is broad and deep, and she keeps things relevant and entertaining with great stories and examples. I look forward to seeing her again next year!

As our members begin preparing for this tax season, we are anxiously waiting for tax reform to settle so we can plan for the massive changes that it will contain.
Here is a short article about some of the changes that were included in the Senate version of the bill that passed on December 2. As new information emerges, we will keep you updated through articles, videos and webinars. You can also visit the AICPA’s Tax Reform Resource Center for the latest developments. 

Have a great weekend!

Amy Pitter
MSCPA President/CEO
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Members & Firms on the Move
  • AAFCPAs, Westborough/Boston/Wellesley, announced that:
    • MATTHEW BOYLE, MBA led training for FEI-Boston members on the topic of Social Media While in Transition: It Can Make or Break You;
    • JEFFREY CICOLINI, CPA, CGMA will lead a training on Rethinking Your Budget: Leading a More Comprehensive Financial Planning Process at the New England Society of Association Executive’s 2018 Annual Management Conference on January 18;
    • CARLA MCCALL, CPA, CGMA was recognized for Advancing Women in Accounting in the “Forty Women to Watch Over 40” list;
    • JEFFREY MEAD, CPA, CGMA will serve as Manning School of Business Executive-Faculty-in-Residence for UMass Lowell;
    • JANICE O'REILLY, CPA, CGMA joined the firm as partner in the consulting division and head of the Managed Accounting Solutions (MAS) practice; 
    • DAWN PANTANO, CPA, CITP joined the firm as a consultant in the Business & IT Advisory practice;
    • The firm and its team members donated over $17,000 to mission-driven nonprofits as part of the firm’s #GivingTuesday Donation Match; and
    • The firm was recognized with a Sustainable Business Award at the Westborough Economic Development Committee’s (EDC) 2017 Annual Review and Celebratory Event.
  • DGC (DICICCO, GULMAN & COMPANY LLP), Boston/Woburn, announced that:
    • The firm's new podcast series has launched entitled, “Unique Perspectives – The DGC Podcast.” Episode topics include mixed-use rental property and revenue recognition. Click here to listen;
    • The 2017 Architectural Study and Engineering Report were released, which include benchmarking data and practical strategies. Click here for more information; and
    • KIMBERLEY TRAIN, CPA, ABV will speak at an event entitled, “Corporate Shenanigans – Preventing, Detecting & Investigating Executive Misconduct” on December 14.
  • NEWBURG & COMPANY, LLP, Waltham, announced that: 
    • MATTHEW HAWKO joined the firm as a senior staff accountant and ANDREW LARKIN, CPA joined the firm as a tax manager; and
    • MICHAEL VASIL, CPA recently attended the three-day MSCPA New England Practice Management Conference at Mohegan Sun Conference Center.
  • TONNESON + CO, Wakefield/Boston, announced that the firm launched a new office in Columbia, Maryland to serve the needs of clients in Maryland, Virginia, Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas. The firm also announced that:
    • ALEX BOCKUS, KATE FRANEY, SEAN HICKMAN and LYNNE YU were promoted to senior associates;
    • TIM CARGILL, CPA and SEAN MAHONEY were promoted to managers;
    • CRAIG KEENAN, KYLE MARTIN, PETER MONDELLO and RYAN PORTER joined as audit associates;
    • KEVIN ROGERS, CPA, JENN SANTERRE, CPA and JAMIE TONG-CHOW, CPA were promoted to managing directors;
    • PAUL RUSSO, CPA, tax manager, was named to the Board of Directors of The Center for Teen Empowerment, Inc.; 
    • JACKIE TROTTA joined as a tax associate; and
    • GREG WADE, CPA was promoted to director.
Photos: New England Practice Management Conference (MAP)
Last week, firm leaders from across the region gathered at Mohegan Sun for the MSCPA’s New England Practice Management Conference (MAP). This year’s conference had a record-breaking of 160 attendees who spent three days networking and learning best practices on everything from mergers and acquisitions to blockchain.

To view the photos from this event, click here. To download the photos, use the password: map17.

Thank you to our sponsors ADP, Advantage Payroll Services, alliantgroup, Aon, The Axial Company, Bedford Cost Segregation, botkeeper,, CSSI, CWM Retirement Plan Services, Dietz & Lynch Capital, Exchange Authority, First Indemnity, GTM, HarborOne Bank, Harbor Strategies/IFP, Lincoln Financial Group, McGowanPRO, MS Consultants, LLC, OfficeTools, ProVisors, Robert Half, Sherman Consulting Services, Tax Point Advisors, TD Bank, Tech Advisors, Telamon Insurance & Financial Network, Wealth Management Oversight™, Webster Bank, WinterWyman and Wolters Kluwer!
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 who 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 by December 12. 

Volunteer Requests
  • Board Treasurer    - James Pappoutsakis Memorial Foundation
  • Board Treasurer - NEAVS Board of Directors - NEAVS New England Anti-Vivisection Society
  • Board Treasurer - Filmmakers Collaborative
  • Board Treasurer - Virginia Thurston Healing Garden Cancer Support Center
  • CPA - Friends of the Mendell
  • Board of Directors - Massachusetts Holistic Living, Inc. 
  • Set Up and Review of Accountant Practices - Agni Institute
  • Trustee - Radius Ensemble
  • Board Member - CDA Collaborative Learning Projects
  • Board Member - Cambridge Camping 
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.
Outstanding Accounting Educator Award
Would you like to honor an accounting professor for his/her teaching excellence and success in motivating students? The MSCPA's Outstanding Accounting Educator Award is designed to recognize full-time accounting faculty who are actively involved in the accounting profession and the Society. The winner will receive an award of $1,000 to further his/her professional development and a matching gift will be given to the college's accounting department in their honor. The nomination deadline is March 1.
Job Postings
  • Tax Manager- ALL CPAs 
  • Tax Senior Associate - ALL CPAs
  • 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 LLP

Per Diem Job Postings
  • Tax Return Preparer/Reviewer - Vaillette & Sipowicz LLC
  • Tax Accountant with 5 + Years - Robert L. Coval CPA
  • Sole Proprietor  - Max Bauer, CPA    
  • Accountant/Tax Preparer - Thomas R. Pope, CPA, PC
  • 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.

To order over the phone, please contact Tina Anderson with the TD Garden at 617.624.1810 or  
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.

To order over the phone, please contact Tina Anderson with the TD Garden at 617.624.1810 or  
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.

To order over the phone, please contact Tina Anderson with the TD Garden at 617.624.1810 or  

The Hip Hop Nutcracker with Special Guest MC Kurtis Blow (12/21 - 12/23)
A holiday mash-up for the entire family, The Hip Hop Nutcracker, a contemporary re-imagination of Tchaikovsky’s timeless music, sets out on a third national tour following the success of two previous sold-out tours. The Hip Hop Nutcracker is an evening-length production performed by a supercharged cast of a dozen all-star dancers, DJ and violinist. 

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

To order over the phone, please contact Tina Anderson with the TD Garden at 617.624.1810 or  
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