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Friday@Five has arrived!
Dear Hannah,

Over the last two weeks I’ve met with stakeholders about expanding the scope of our committees. These stakeholders represent a broad spectrum of our membership – small, medium and large firms; and public accounting, private industry and nonprofits. While these members hail from different backgrounds and work environments, they all expressed the same need: to network with their peers, hear from knowledgeable speakers, and to discuss best practices and approaches to legal, regulatory and technical changes.
Our next step is to find volunteers to bring these great ideas to life. We have volunteer opportunities for both short-term and long-term commitments – you can devote as much time as you are willing to give. Stay tuned for a call to action, and in the meantime feel free to
contact me with your ideas.  
I’d like to wish those of you who will be observing Yom Kippur tomorrow an easy fast, and a happy and healthy new year!

Have a great weekend!

Amy Pitter
MSCPA President/CEO
Accounting in Extraordinary Times: Featuring AICPA President and CEO Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA (11/2)
The CPA profession will be "unrecognizable in 10 years" according to President and CEO of the American Institute of CPAs Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA. Cybersecurity, blockchain, artificial intelligence and cognitive technologies will leave most practices radically altered – and the decisions firms make now will determine their future. In his riveting presentation, Melancon provides insight on the forces shaping the future of accounting and how the profession must evolve to stay ahead - and remain in business.
Diversity in Business (10/10)
As a part of HUBweek, Boston’s popular festival for the future that unites leaders from the top business sectors in Boston, we have partnered with PwC for an important conversation about the need for diversity in the workplace – and how it benefits businesses. Our introspective panel featuring CEO Amy Pitter, will cover unconscious bias in the hiring process, best practices for a diverse workplace, the role diversity plays in venture capital funding, filling the pipeline of future workers and the business benefits of increased diversity.

Share this event with your clients, colleagues and friends! Registration is free!
Emerging Leaders Summit (11/17) - Early Bird Special Ends Tomorrow!
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. 

Take advantage of our earlybird special and save $25 on registration by using promo code ELS25 at checkout!

Mark Nichols, CPA, MBA, MST appeared on NECN on Thursday, September 28 responding to Donald Trump's tax reform plan.

This week he was also featured in State House News Service, Greenfield Recorder, Worcester Business Journal and WWLP.
Members & Firms on the Move
  • BAKER NEWMAN NOYES, Boston, announced that:
  • ROSS HARRINGTON, CPA, MSA was promoted to senior in the audit practice;
  • MOLLY ROWE and MEGAN WITTINE joined as staff members in the audit practice; and
  • DONI STOYANOVA, CPA joined as a supervising senior in the tax practice.
  • DICICCO, GULMAN & COMPANY LLP, Boston/Woburn, announced that KARA CEFALO, CPA, MSA, PATRICK  O’BEIRNE, CPA, MST, JEANNE ROBERTSON, CPA, MBA and PATRICK TRASK, CPA, MST were promoted to principals.*

    *The MSCPA regrets the error that was listed in last week's e-newsletter.
Do you have firm or member news to share? Tell us! Contact Hannah Naranjo at
Public Accounting Excel Bootcamp (10/16)
This course provides new staff and interns with the tools and methods to effectively and efficiently use Excel. Participants will dramatically increase their efficiency in Excel and learn all the formulas and functions necessary to succeed at their job. This hands-on course is very interactive and engaging all while being fun and entertaining.

Women's Leadership Summit (11/7)
Join women in both public and private accounting 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 8th Annual Women to Watch Awards and host a networking reception with light bites and drinks.
GOP Releases Tax Reform Blueprint
President Trump and House and Senate leaders have released a nine-page framework to guide Congress on formalizing tax reform legislation. The blueprint calls for the elimination of most deductions, the consolidation of tax rates from seven tax brackets to three brackets, the doubling of the standard deduction, the lowering of the corporate tax rate from 35% to 20% and the elimination of the estate tax

Massachusetts Wellness Tax Credit Is Set to Expire
The Massachusetts Wellness Tax Credit Incentive program, which gives small businesses in Massachusetts a state tax credit for having a certified employee wellness program, is set to expire at the end of the year. The program provides a tax credit for up to 25% of the cost of implementing a certified wellness program for their employees for businesses who employ 200 or fewer workers. Do you or your clients take advantage of this program? Let us know by emailing our Government Affairs Director Zach Donah.
Upcoming Committee Meeting
  • Litigation Consulting & Business Valuation (10/2)

Volunteer Requests
  • Trustee - Radius Ensemble
  • Board Member - CDA Collaborative Learning Projects
  • Cambridge Camping - Board Member
  • Friends Fighting Breast Cancer - Accountant
Save 20% on Job Postings - Sale Ends Tomorrow!
Save 20% on your fall job posting or job posting package. Enter promo code RAKE17 at checkout. This sale ends at 11:59 p.m. on September 30. If you have any questions, contact Kara at

New Job Postings
  • Senior Accountant - Morris & Morris, P.C.
  • Executive Director of Planned Giving - University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • Staff Accountant - Scott A. Goffstein & Associates, LLP
  • Senior Accountant - New England Conservatory of Music
  • Senior Director - eCratchit Inc.
New Per Diem Job Opportunity
  • Permanent Part-Time CPA - Felix G. Cincotta, CPA and Consultants

PJ Masks Live! (10/7 - 10/8)
The live show is based on eOne’s top-rated animated TV series, which airs daily on Disney Junior. Catboy, Owlette, Gekko and the Baddies will delight fans of all ages with live performances featuring world-class production, familiar and original music, acrobatics and immersive interactivity.

New lower prices! To save 25% on the 5:30pm performances, click here and enter promo code: CLUBLINK.
Celebrity Series Presents Pilobolus (10/27 - 10/29)
Featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Sesame Street, and The Academy Awards and nominated for a 2012 Grammy Award for the video for OK Go’s All Is Not Lost, Pilobolus continues to explore new ways of using the human body as a graphic and expressive medium.

To purchase discounted tickets, click here and enter promo code: CLUBLINK.
Alton Brown Live (10/28)
Alton Brown Live: Eat Your Science, the follow-up to the smash “Edible Inevitable” tour, hits the road again. Fans can expect all-new everything including songs, multimedia presentations, talk-show antics, and bigger and better potentially dangerous food demonstrations.

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

  • Tax Question
  • Is Net Income Derived from Lottery Subject to UBIT?
  • MSCPA Committee Benefit
  • Health Coverage Insurance Fines - Commonwealth of Massachusetts


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