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Friday@Five has arrived!
Dear Hannah,

Last week I had the pleasure of presenting at “Perspectives on a Changing Profession,” an MSCPA sponsored luncheon for educators. Seventy faculty members representing 29 institutions gathered to learn about changes in accounting, and ways to adapt their curriculum to prepare students to be successful in the new profession. Attendees also heard an update on changes in the profession and a panel discussion where educators described the solutions they are developing to increase business and soft skill development, and data analytics and technical skills. Thank you to MSCPA members John Micalizzi and Len Pepe, CPA and to Tim Mitchell and Charlie Bame-Aldred for their participation! It was a wonderful event, and the information will truly benefit the future leaders of our profession.  

Speaking of students, the MSCPA’s Educational Foundation has received double the number of applications to our scholarship program this year – which, unfortunately, means we won’t be able to offer scholarships to many deserving students in need. If you have not donated, either as a firm or individual, please consider making a contribution. There are a lot of bright young minds who could use your help! To make your contribution,
please visit our website or contact Barbara Iannoni at

Have a great weekend!

Amy Pitter
MSCPA President/CEO
Last Chance to Sign Up for the MSCPA Fitness Challenge!
Don't forget to sign up for our second annual MSCPA Fitness Challenge, sponsored this year by IFP/Harbor Strategies Group, to help you stay active this tax season and winter! The challenge begins this Monday, February 5 and ends on Tuesday, April 17. Gather your coworkers and sign up a team by 11:59 p.m. this Sunday, February 4.

To join the challenge, click here. Once you have successfully joined, please select or create the team that you will be competing with on the ChallengeRunner website.

If you have questions or need assistance, we've 
compiled a FAQ sheet that covers all of the essential information you need to commit to get fit! 

Let's get steppin'!
#CPATaxTalk: Submit Your Tip!
During tax season, the MSCPA will host #CPATaxTalk on Twitter. Submit your best tax season advice for individuals or businesses, and we will post it to the Society’s Twitter account, @MASocietyofCPAs, and tag you/your firm. With over 6,000 followers, this is a great opportunity to get in front of potential clients and gain recognition for your firm. Whether it’s advice on how to avoid an audit, tips for late filers or trends you’re noticing as tax season progresses, we want to share it! Please contact Elizabeth Emanuelson at for more information and to submit your tip. 
Upcoming Committee Meeting
  • Litigation Consulting & Business Valuation (2/5)


Volunteer Requests
  • Bookkeeper and/or CPA - Come Unity
  • Audit Committee Member - Massachusetts Association of Realtors
  • Advisor - WeCanTest
  • Board Treasurer - Virginia Thurston Healing Garden Cancer Support Center
  • CPA - Friends of the Mendell
  • Set Up and Review of Accountant Practices - Agni Institute
  • Board Member - CDA Collaborative Learning Projects

Members & Firms on the Move
  • EDELSTEIN & COMPANY, Boston, announced that JESSE GILLETT, CPA was promoted to principal and BETHANY KELLY, DANIELLE MCDONAGH, CPA and ELIZABETH RUBINO were promoted to managers.
  • LITMANGERSON ASSOCIATES, Woburn, announced that:
    • MITCHELL BURKE joined the firm as an associate accountant;
    • MICHELE DEAN and SHARON DELMORE joined the firm as administrators;
    • JAMES DECESAR joined the firm as A&A manager;
    • ROBERT HART, CPA, principal of assurance and accounting, joined the Board of the Angkor Dance Troupe in Lowell;
    • SHANNON JOHNSTON was promoted to senior associate;
    • KELLY MCDERMOTT joined the firm as a marketing manager; and
    • ALICIA RASPA, CPA, A&A manager, earned her FSA credential from the SASB (Sustainability Accounting Standard Board).
  • NEWBURG & COMPANY, LLP, Waltham, announced that ALECIA COLEMAN, CPA, MSA was promoted to supervisor and MICHAEL DESMOND was promoted to senior staff accountant. 
  • RODMAN CPAs, Waltham, announced that THOMAS ASTORE, CPA, JD, partner, was appointed to the Northeast Sustainable Energy Association (NESEA) Finance Committee.
Job Postings
  • Tenure-Track Faculty Position in Accounting (MCCC/MTA Unit Position) - Greenfield Community College
  • Tax Preparer - Fiduciary Trust Company
  • Controller - Barton Associates
  • Staff Accountant - Michael J. Raymond CPA
  • Deputy Director of Internal Audit - Massachusetts Port Authority/Massport
  • Audit Supervisors & Seniors - Katz, Nannis + Solomon, P.C.
  • Estate and Financial Planning Associate - Boston Financial Management, LLC
  • Assistant Controller - Suffolk University
  • Tax Account - Seasonal (Per Diem) - AAFCPAs
  • Tax Accountant - Berkowitz & Associates
  • Tax Manager - ALL CPAs 
  • Tax Senior Associate - ALL CPAs
  • Audit Supervisors & Seniors - Katz, Nannis + Solomon, P.C. 
  • Tax Manager - KLR 
Per Diem Job Postings
  • Per Diem Tax Preparer - Karen M. Saporito, CPA
  • Per Diem Bookkeeper - Sobieski Financial
  • Tax Preparation Per Diem - Morneau & Blanchette Inc
  • Personal Tax Return Preparer - Belanger & Co PC  
  • Administrative Assistant - Scott A. Goffstein & Associates, LLP  
  •  Per Diem Tax Preparation - Cutler Surabian PC
  • Experienced Income Tax Preparer - Milldam Tax Associates
  • CPA/Tax Return Reviewer - Kline & Company, CPA, PC
  • Tax Per Diem - Michael J. Raymond CPA
  • Tax Preparer - Corporate and Individual (Tax Season and Beyond) - D.E. Rodrigues & Company, Inc.
  • Tax Season Per Diem - O'Brien Riley & Ryan PC
MSCPA Outstanding Accounting Educator Award
Would you like to recognize a professor for their excellence in the classroom? The MSCPA's Outstanding Accounting Educator Award is designed to acknowledge an MSCPA member who is a full-time educator and actively involved in the accounting profession. 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 award will be presented at the Granite Links Golf Club in Quincy on May 23.

The nomination deadline is March 1, 2018. 
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