Dallas CPA Society

July 2019 Newsletter


In This Issue…

  • Chairman's Message
  • CPE
  • Events
  • Convergence 2020
  • A Word From Our Sponsors
  • Membership
  • Classifieds
  • Nonprofit News

Chairman’s Message

By Bill Sims, CPA

The Dallas CPA Society is excited to unveil a new visual identity in 2019! We have a new acronym and new colors, but our brand is backed by the same commitment to connect, protect and advance our members


You’ll notice right away that our chapter has a fresh new logo and name. TXCPA Dallas continues to serve the Dallas area in all the ways you’ve enjoyed throughout your membership. This new name helps extend our brand family across the state and gives us greater recognizability as a statewide network for the profession.


Learn more about the rebrand here.  We hope you’ll find our new look and feel to be reflective of a vibrant organization you’re proud to call your professional home.


One thing that hasn’t changed is our commitment to providing the best in Continuing Professional Education for our members. If you’re looking for CPE this month, you can choose from four great opportunities. On July 10th, our Young Professionals Group (YPG) is presenting a Leadership Breakfast featuring speakers Shamoil Shipchandler of Jones Day and Past Chair Tim Pike of Howard LLP. The YPG will also host a CPE event on July 17th where Ramon Santillan, founder of Persuasive Interview, will present Selling Skills for Introverts. Our monthly Ethics class takes place on July 19th, and another in our Controller/CFO CPE Series events, Communicating to Your Board, is scheduled for July 25th.


On July 18th, take a break from your summer schedule and join your friends and colleagues for our Thirsty Thursday social hour at Blue Mesa Grill on Montfort Drive. This event continues to be a member favorite. It’s a great place to expand your contacts, catch up with your old friends and make new relationships.


Stay tuned as we roll out our new look and let us know what you think.


Enjoy your July!


Bill Sims, CPA

Chair, 2019-20

Dallas CPA Society Logo

2002 – 2019

TXCPA Dallas Logo


Different Look. 

Same Commitment to Excellence.


Young Professionals Group

CPE Breakfast

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

The Dallas CPA Society’s

Young Professionals Group

invites you to a


YPG Leadership Breakfast


Wednesday, July 10, 2019


in the

Dallas CPA Society Training Facility

12400 Coit Road, Suite 750

Dallas 75251


Come and hear

Shamoil Shipchandler

Partner, Jones Day



A Culture of Compliance


Course Description

This session will include observations about wrongful conduct committed by companies and individuals from the vantage point of a former senior officer at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, and lessons learned specifically related to corporate culture and compliance.


Learning Objectives

Participants will:

·    Understand the limits and challenges associated with the term “culture of compliance.”

·    Review instances of individual and company wrongful conduct.

·    Understand how misalignment of incentives can affect conduct.

·    Consider elements to improve the compliance structure.



Tim Pike

Partner, Howard LLP



Unleash the Best


Course Description

From feedback to professionalism, some common myths are killing our workplace. This session will focus on how to better ensure your team is wildly successful.


Learning Objectives

As a result of this course, participants should be able to:

·    Understand the physiological effects of different types of feedback, and

·    Identify methods to provide better feedback to result in more productive work cultures.


Course #:                  20540213

CPE Credit Hours:   2

Date:                        Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Time:                        7:30am (Continental breakfast; presentations begin at 8:00am)

Category:                  Basic/Non-Technical

Prerequisites:          None

Location:                  Dallas CPA Society Training Facility

12400 Coit Road, Suite 750, Dallas, TX 75251

Cost:                         $10/Members




Register Here


Young Professionals Group

CPE Event: Selling Skills for Introverts

Thursday, July 17, 2019

The Dallas CPA Society’s

Young Professionals Group

invites you to a




Wednesday, July 17, 2019


in the

Dallas CPA Society Training Facility

12400 Coit Road, Suite 750

Dallas 75251

Ramon Santillan

Founder, Persuasive Interview



Selling Skills for Introverts


Course Description

At a certain point in your career, you’ll have to develop selling skills to move to the next level. This workshop shows you how to change the “icky” feeling people have about selling and how to develop your own selling style.


Learning Objective

To help professionals develop a selling style that fits their personality and firm’s objectives.


Course #:                  20540223

CPE Credit Hours:   1

Date:                         Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Time:                         4:00pm

Category:                 Basic/Non-Technical

Prerequisites:          None

Location:                  Dallas CPA Society Training Facility

12400 Coit Road, Suite 750, Dallas, TX 75251

Cost:                         $0/DCPAS Members



Register Here

DCPAS Ethics Course

July – September 2019

The Dallas CPA Society is pleased to offer the required, State-approved, 4-hour Ethics course. This course is taught by Dr. Richard Mark.



TXCPA Dallas

12400 Coit Road, Suite 750

Dallas TX 75251


Description: The course examines all of the various components of ethical issues essential to any CPA’s practice in the State of Texas. A main objective of the course is to work with CPAs to identify and reach satisfactory conclusions about ethical issues in all phases of public, corporate and governmental practice. To accomplish this objective, the course examines ethical principles and concepts, ethical reasoning, corporate governance and fraud, the impact of culture and human behavior on ethical conduct and applicable current Texas Rules of Professional Conduct through an interactive class environment.


Objective: To gain a better understanding of how a CPA’s ethical standards impact daily decision-making in practice and business.


Course No.

20600214 – Friday, July 19, 2019, 8am-12pm

20600314 – Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 12-4pm

206002414 – Friday, September 20, 2019, 8am-12pm


Category:                 Ethics

Prerequisite:            None

CPE Credit Hours:   Four (4)

Cost:                         $120 (Member)

$150 (Non Member)


To register for these courses, please click here.

Controller/CFO CPE Series

Thursday, July 25, 2019

The Controller/CFO CPE Series was designed for Controllers, CFOs, Treasurers, Directors of Accounting and those who would aspire to these positions. These four-hour sessions investigate various issues experienced in accounting through a functional, rather than industry, lens. Join us later this month for…


Communicating to Your Board

Presented by

Bill Moss

Speaker/Author/Financial Consultant


Course Description

If you have looked into the eyes of your board members as you give your financial report, you might notice a blank stare, a look of wonderment or a mind that has shut down. The fact is that most non-financial individuals have real difficulties comprehending the message. This program delves into the reasons for and methods to improve the understanding of your board and gives practical examples of the right approach.


Learning Objectives 

The course will cover:

·    Barriers to being a communicator

·    Identifying your audience

·    Most misunderstood accounting concepts

·    Presentation techniques

·    Presentations to various audiences

·    Being persuasive


Date:                        Thursday, July 25, 2019

Time:                       1pm-5pm

Location:                 Dallas CPA Society Training Facility

12400 Coit Road, Suite 750

Dallas, TX 75251

Course #:                 20240201

CPE Credit Hours:  4

Category:                Basic/Non-Technical

Prerequisites:         None

Cost:                        $25 / DCPAS Members

$125 / Non-Members


Click here to register.


July Thirsty Thursday

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Join us

Thursday, July 18, 2019



14866 Montfort Drive

Dallas, TX 75254

(Plenty of parking, including an underground garage!)

This event is sponsored by


There is no cost,

but please click here to let us know you’re coming.

All DCPAS members are welcome!

See you there!

Convergence 2020

Convergence 2020

Thank You to Our Sponsors

The Dallas CPA Society

Welcomes These

Convergence 2020 Sponsors








A Word From Our Sponsors


Congratulations Are in Order!

At last month’s Annual Meeting of the Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants, Ken Sibley and Willie Hornberger were honored with the society’s Chairman’s Special Recognition Award and Distinguished Public Service Award respectively.



Congratulations, Gentlemen, on your well-deserved accolades!


And congratulations to Lucy Turek, who was recently named a 2019 TXCPA Rising Star.

Welcome, New Members!

Tewodros Tesfaye Abegaz, CPA

Olamiposi Olugbowa Ajayi, Student

Carina Cristina Almodovar Garland, CPA Michael Atkinson, CPA

Hannah Elizabeth Auer, CPA

Steven Utama Basri, Student

Hayden Becker, Student

Amy Soltes Bellanca , CPA

Lauren Arnett Berryman, CPA

Jack Thornton Bloomfield, CPA

Mallory Brennan, Affiliate

Donise Brown, Affiliate

Elena L. Carnes, CPA

Grace Jo Allen Cathey, CPA

Alice Chang, CPA

Justin Chao, CPA

Yiran Chen, CPA

Johnny Choua, CPA

Rashad Chowdhury, Student

Michael Chu, CPA

Gregory Michael Chu, CPA

Tiana Crutchfield, Affiliate

Natalie Nicole Daubert, CPA

Pamela Dennett, CPA

John Thomas Diblasi, CPA

Matthew Aaron Dixon, CPA

Barbara Ann Dolan, CPA

Rameesha Faizan, CPA

Erin Elizabeth Flugstad, CPA

Kan Fu, CPA

Michael Steven Fulbright, CPA

Emily Grace Furlong, Student

Simbarashe Gera, Student

Julie Giacobbe, Affiliate

Thomas Alexander Gorman, CPA

Dawn Groskopf, Affiliate

Jessica A. Hand, CPA

Casey Lee Hawkins, CPA

Karen L. Hollingsworth, Candidate

Jessica Anne Hoover, CPA

Kristine Koons Horlick, CPA

Bellal Hossain, CPA

Roger Paul Hugh, CPA

Viuek Jaiswal, Student

Fizza Faisal Jhandiya, CPA

Alexiana Flavia Jimenez, Student

David Craig Johnson, CPA

Ayo Damili Jordan-Jones, CPA

Monica Ayongo Kabutey, CPA

Ajaxdeep Singh Kahlon, Student

Sora Kim, Student

Robert Cole Knickrehm, CPA

Logan Alexandar Knott, CPA

Barrie J. Kovach, Affliate

Matthew Paul Lalonde, CPA

Erica Maria Lewin, CPA

Jessica S. Lindley, CPA

Laura Luping Liu, CPA

Ellen Liu, Affiliate

Chinasa Godwin Madumere, Affiliate Jingyu Mao, CPA

Maria D. Marroquin, CPA

Karen Centeno Martinez, CPA

Daniel Kenneth McCarthy, CPA

Eunice Lynyea McGill, Student

Julia Anne McGinnis, CPA

Haneen Merei, CPA

Lauren Renee Miller, CPA

Matthew Robert Miller, Student

Summer Dean Moser, CPA

Jaime Munoz, CPA

Annabel Hye-Weon Nam, CPA

Noah Brian Ozgo, CPA

David Robert Parr, CPA

Nileshkumar Balvantbhai Patel, CPA Darshan Patel, Student

Kishan Dharmesh Patel, Student

Ryan North Pettersson, CPA

Jaclyn Leigh Pinkney, CPA

Brennan Tyse Poynor, CPA

Phyllip Price, CPA

Sheila Pulukuri, Student

Laura A. Queen, Affiliate

Mari Veronica Alvarado Reyes, CPA

Josue Rene Rivera Orellana, CPA

Ryan Paul Rixford, CPA

Dale Alan Sadler, CPA

Randi Shiana Self, CPA

Beverly D. Simons, CPA

Sarah Simpson, CPA

Tate Barkley Sledge, CPA

Larron Neal Smith, CPA

Stewart Alexander Smith, CPA Michaela Nicole Thrasher, Student

Kerry Anne Tovery, CPA

William Panos Tsioumas, CPA

Daniel Song-Yi Turlington, Student

David Volosen, Student

Dee Walters, Student

Blake Andrew Widmoyer, CPA

Mollie Williams, CPA

Yang Wu, CPA

Jinfan Yang, CPA

Mengting Ye, CPA

Jong Hee Yoo, CPA

Jianlin Zhao, CPA


Practices For Sale


Practices For Sale in North Texas: gross revenues shown: Mansfield CPA $555K; E. Texas $266K; S. Dallas/Oak Cliff Area CPA $240K; SW Dallas Suburb CPA $426K; East TX CPA $488K; Irving CPA $59K; Plano CPA $406K; E/SE CPA $290K; Grayson Co. CPA $395K; E. Dallas Suburb CPA $345K; N. of Denton CPA $232K; NE Texas CPA $209K; Richardson CPA $117K. For additional listings/information, call us at 1-800-397-0249 or visit us online at www.APS.net and register for free email updates.


THINKING OF SELLING? Accounting Practice Sales is located in North Texas and is the leading marketer of accounting and tax practices here and nationwide. We have a large buyer pool as well as the experience to help you find the right fit for your firm and negotiate the best price and terms. To find out more about our risk-free and confidential services, call Ryan Pannell with The Holmes Group at 1-800-397-0249 or send an email to Ryan@APS.net.


Employment Opportunities
The Law Offices of Nick Nemeth, PLLC

– CPA/EA Positions Available –


For immediate consideration, Law Offices of Nick Nemeth, PLLC is hiring at least one, possibly two Certified Public Accountant(s) and/or Enrolled Agent(s) to join its growing practice. Our Firm focuses on helping individuals and businesses with all types of federal IRS tax debt issues. From solving payroll tax problems, to resolving bank levies, wage garnishments, and handling other similar IRS trouble, Attorney Nick Nemeth and his team of experienced tax professionals have built a reputation as the go-to destination for IRS tax resolution in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.


Job Responsibilities:

* Preparing and filing past-due and timely tax returns for individuals (1040) and businesses (1065, 1120, 940, 941, etc)

* IRS tax audits

* Practice before the Department of the Treasury and interface with IRS authorities seeking enforced collection action against our clients, including but not limited to releasing bank and wage levies, establishing installment agreements, and filing offers in compromise



*Active credential as a licensed Certified Public Accountant/Enrolled Agent

* Active Preparer Tax Identification Number (PTIN)

* Professional Circular 230 judgement;

* 1-3 years of experience preparing federal individual, partnership, and corporate returns

* 1-3 years of audit experience with IRS authorities preferred but not required

* Experience with IRS debt resolution preferred but not required

* Experience with tax software, e.g. Lacerte preferred but not required


Please Submit Resume Via Email To:

Andrea Scott – Director of Operations



Location & Contact Information:


4101 McEwen Road

Suite 750

Dallas, TX 75244

Phone: (972) 484 – 0829

Website: myIRSteam.com


From the Communities Foundation of Texas


Calling all Advisors, we are excited to be rolling out new opportunities for you and your practice to connect with Communities Foundation of Texas throughout the coming year:


CFT and Your Guide to Charitable Planning Session: 1-hour overview of CFT funds and services to help you navigate the best solutions for your client’s or your own charitable needs.


GiveWisely Workshop for Advisors: 1.5-hour interactive presentation includes best practices & tools for your practice to engage clients through values-based planning techniques.


We have selected dates in the summer and fall to hold these sessions at CFT but both are available for a customized date at your office. If you are interested in learning more, or booking a session for your firm, please contact Kathryn McGill at kmcgill@cftexas.org or 214-750-4145.

DVARC Needs a Treasurer


The Dallas VA Research Corporation is seeking a volunteer Treasurer for its Board of Directors. If you are interested, contact Jeanette Packard-Milam at Jeanette.Packard-Milam@va.gov.

TXCPA Chapter Tip Sheet


The Nominations Committee needs input for key leadership positions. TXCPA members can submit suggestions for next year’s Executive Board, directors-at-large (Board of Directors), Nominations Committee and Texas members for the American Institute of CPAs Council. The deadline for sending nominations is Aug. 1.

Online Nomination Form



Do you know student members who are looking for more cash? TXCPA plans to hold a random drawing in the autumn for four $250 tuition/book reimbursements (provided courtesy of the Accounting Education Foundation of TXCPA). To be eligible, a student member majoring in accounting must renew or join by Sept. 30 to be entered in the drawing. For more details, please contact Bryan Garza (phone 800-428-0272 x 255 / 972-687-8555).



TXCPA is proud of the innovation, professional dedication and community commitment of its CPA members 40 years old or younger. Those who have demonstrated exemplary leadership skills and active involvement in TXCPA, the accounting profession and/or their communities are recognized as Rising Stars. Read the names of honorees, along with TXCPA award recipients.



Accountants Confidential Assistance Network members, interested accountants and Friends of Bill Wilson meet regularly for mutual support and opportunities to assist others. Call 866-765-2226 to learn more.