Chairman's Message

by Time Pike, CPA

The Dallas CPA Society has some outstanding events for you!

On the 20th, join us for our September Thirsty Thursday networking event at Bar Louie’s in The Shops at Park Lane. This meet-up is always a great opportunity to make new friends and catch up with old ones. Also this month, the DCPAS will participate again this year in the St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer on September 22nd. Last year’s team raised $1,300 for this excellent cause, and we hope to smash that mark this year. Read about how you can register to walk with us elsewhere in this edition. Time for your ethics? We will have Dr. Richard Mark teaching our monthly Ethics class on September 10th. Dr. Mark leads a lively discussion on personal and professional ethical considerations for CPAs.

Further into our 2018-19 schedule;
Member Appreciation CPE Series seminars – October 23rd, November 12th, December 18th and January 8th
Controller/CFO CPE Series – Starting soon
Annual Holiday Party – December 13th at Park City Club

Of course, I can’t forget our biggest event of all. Convergence 2019 will be held Monday, April 29, 2019, and we’re headed back again this year to the Omni Frisco Hotel at The Star! Last year will be a tough act to follow, but our Convergence 2019 Planning Committee has already begun working toward that goal, creating another memorable experience for you. Mark your calendar!

Finally, I’m happy to announce an exciting initiative between our organization and the Dallas Foundation. Our two associations are sponsoring the Young Philanthropist Award to be given annually to a DCPAS member under the age of 40 who has made a significant contribution to the Dallas nonprofit community. The inaugural award will be presented at our Annual Meeting in January. To find out more about this project, read below.

We hope to see you at all of these and other great events offered this year by the Dallas CPA Society.

Tim Pike, CPA
Chair, 2018-19

DCPAS - Ethics Courses

September - November 2018

The Dallas CPA Society is pleased to offer the required, State-approved, 4-hour Ethics course.

Location:
Dallas CPA Society
12400 Coit Road, Suite 750
Dallas TX 75251

This course is taught by Dr. Richard Mark.

Time: 8:00am-12:00pm

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.

Level: Basic
Prerequisite: None
Format: Classroom

Course No.
19600414 – September 10, 2018
19600514 – October 8, 2018
19600614 – November 7, 2018

Credit Hrs. Four (4)
Sponsor No. 441
Cost:
$120 (Member)
$150 (Non Member)

To register for these courses, please click here.

Save the Date!!!
Member Appreciation CPE Series
The 2018-19 Member Appreciation CPE Series is Coming!

Save the following dates and plan to join us for the
2018-2019 Member Appreciation CPE Series:

Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Monday, November 12, 2018
Tuesday, December 18, 2018
Tuesday, January 8, 2019

All events are held at the
Communities Foundation of Texas
5500 Caruth Haven Lane
Dallas, TX 75225

1pm-5pm
(Registration starts at noon.)

4 CPE credit hours
Cost is $25

Stay tuned for more information and
the opportunity to register for these events!

September Thirsty Thursday

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Join us for our monthly networking event on
Thursday, September 20th
6-8pm
at

The Shops at Park Lane
8166 Park Lane, Suite C310
Dallas, TX 75231

There is no cost for this event,
but please use the link below to let us know you’re coming.

All DCPAS members are welcome!
See you there!

To RSVP for the event, please click here.

CPA Involvement

St. Jude Walk/Run to End Childhood Cancer

The Dallas CPA Society’s CPA Involvement Committee was created to determine and oversee the Chapter’s involvement in community outreach and charitable activities. We start the year off on September 22nd, with our second year of participation in the St. Jude* Walk/Race to End Childhood Cancer. If you would like to join the Dallas CPA Society team, click here, click “Register”, then “Join a Team”, log in or create an account, and join Team “Dallas CPA Society”. Thanks in advance for your registration, and we look forward to seeing you on Race Day, September 22nd!

Remember to check out our website (www.cpadallas.org) regularly to see what new and worthwhile charities we’ll be supporting next.

* For more information on the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, check out this website: https://www.stjude.org/.

Dallas CPA Society & Dallas Foundation
Announce Philanthropy Award

The Dallas CPA Society is proud to announce its collaboration with the Dallas Foundation to recognize the outstanding contributions of CPAs under the age of 40. The inaugural Young Philanthropist Award will be presented at the DCPAS Annual Meeting in January. For more information and to make a nomination, click here.

2019-2020 Dallas CPA Society Leadership Nominations

Who will shape the future of the Dallas CPA Society? Here’s your chance to have a voice. We are currently accepting nominations for the 2019-2020 positions listed below.

Chair-Elect
Treasurer-Elect
Dallas CPA Society Directors
TSCPA Directors
Nominations Committee Members

Please nominate qualified candidates by October 5, 2018, by sending your recommendations to: lmcfadden@cpadallas.org.

Your PAC donation goes a long way without ever leaving home.

Mark your calendar for the week of September 17th, because every penny donated to the PAC that week will stay right here in the Dallas Chapter. Usually 25¢ of every PAC dollar raised goes into the bucket for statewide races, but the week of the 17th, 100% of the donations we make to the PAC will go toward legislative races here at home. Giving is EASY: just text CPAPAC to 51555 to make your contribution, or donate online.

SCHOLARSHIP WINNER SPOTLIGHT

Each month, we will spotlight one of this year’s Dallas CPA Society Scholarship winners. Join us this month in getting to know University of Texas at Dallas (UTD) graduate accounting student, Nick Breining, and welcoming him to the Dallas CPA Society.

Nick Breining’s internship at Deloitte & Touche was extremely important in his quest to become a Certified Public Accountant. Not only did it provide him with outstanding accounting experience, it was there that he developed a deep understanding of, and fascination with, his chosen field. He also discovered perhaps the most important lesson of his journey so far, that while accounting may be about the numbers, the profession is much more than that and that the privilege of becoming a CPA is more than just a sign of accounting competence. It is also sign of ethical and personal integrity within the public and business community.

Nick graduated magna cum laude with a B.S. in Accounting in May of this year and expects to receive his Masters in 2019. At UTD he was awarded the AES Continuing Student and PPA 10 Scholarships in recognition of his academic excellence. He served as the President and Treasurer of Pi Kappa Phi fraternity and designed a fundraiser for The Ability Experience, an organization that promotes persons with disabilities.

In addition to his time at Deloitte, Nick also interned at Atmos Energy. He will join Deloitte as an audit assistant in the firm’s Dallas practice upon completion of his Masters degree next year.

The Dallas CPA Society welcomes and congratulates Nick Breining.

CONGRATULATIONS ARE IN ORDER!

Weaver recently made the following promotions: Kurtis Dixon, Partner, North Texas Business Tax Services; Matt Federle, Partner-in-Charge, North Texas Audit Services; Lisa Head, Partner-in-Charge, Investment Fund Tax Services; Justin Reeves, Partner-in-Charge, North Texas Private Client Services; and Jennifer Ripka, Partner, North Texas Audit Services.

Congratulations, DCPAS Members!

Welcome, New Members!

July New Members

Mary Grace Aquino, CPA
Rutchelle Ballesil, CPA
Christopher Balogh, Student
Nevada Bianca, CPA
Stanley Bradford, CPA
Daniel Bruner, CPA
Andrew Carroll, CPA
Marcella Castelloes, CPA
Andrew Cates, CPA
Glen L. Davison, CPA
Loralin Dewey, CPA
Nicole Dinatale, CPA
Sarah Dors, CPA
Xiaojie Du, CPA
Sam Felean, CPA
Stephen Flippin, CPA
Steve Fredrick, CPA
Hilda Garcia, CPA
Syed Aamir Tura Gilani, CPA
Meftehe Hailu, CPA
Christopher Holland, CPA
Nancy Trevor Horstmann, CPA
William Kellgreen, CPA
Nataliya Kovalchuck, CPA
Jay Le, CPA
Guo Qing Lin, CPA
Ambrose Lin, Candidate
Nabagala Lubwama, CPA
Pravin Mithal, Candidate
Brandon Monkus, CPA
Lyndsey Morgan, CPA
Justin Pink, CPA
Thomas Roach, CPA
Lauren Rohmer, CPA
Tu Schroeter, CPA
Lauren Snyder, CPA
Tyler Stage, CPA
Kara Lynn Stuckey, CPA
Blake Teiber, CPA
Baizhou Teng, CPA
Lee Anne Trichel, CPA
Samantha Wagner, CPA
Timothy Wibowo, CPA
Myles Wilson, CPA
David Russell Wilson , III, CPA
Qiufen Xiong, CPA
Jackie Yim, CPA
Yang Yu, CPA
Ewa Jadwiga Zaborowska, CPA

CCH Offers for DCPAS Members

CCH is offering a 40% Early Bird Discount on these titles:

CCH

Hurry and take advantage of these deals! This promotion ends on September 30th!

To access the offer, click here.

Classifieds

Classifieds

Healthcare Business Challenges and The CPA’s Role
October 24, 2018
Limited Seating!

Dallas CPA Society Training Facility
12400 Coit Rd, Ste 750
Dallas, TX 75251

Presented by
Dura + Dura Co.

This program provides insight into Healthcare Business challenges, alarming trends and the CPA’s (both in public and private sectors) important role in addressing such challenges in this vast market. The course presents an overview of the healthcare industry with focus on physician owned businesses and groups. Areas in which CPAs can utilize their professional expertise to address healthcare business challenges are also discussed.

Learning Objectives:
An introductory course that offers CPAs the opportunity to advance their knowledge of the business challenges in the medical industry. The course also offers an overview of the various opportunities for CPAs to tackle such challenges by expanding their services and roles as physician practice advisors.

Course: DD001
Time: 11:00-2:30 (Lunch / Networking 11:00-11:30)
CPE Credits: 3
Prerequisites: None
Category: Technical/Management + Advisory Services
Cost: $75 Members/Non Members Early Bird Price ( Lunch is Included )

To Register for this course, click HERE

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Executive Office – Tollway/Keller Springs
Large Furnished Office with Large Floor to Ceiling Windows, Conference Table, Internet, VOIP Phone with Private Number and Voice Mail to E-mail. Reception and Kitchen area. $1,500/month. Contact Chris at cape74d@gmail.com.

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Chapter Tip Sheet

September 2018

Bonus Week for The CPA-PAC
For the week of September 16-22, 100 percent of your CPA-PAC contribution will stay in your chapter’s PAC fund (instead of the usual 75/25 split with the statewide fund). And we’ve made it really easy for you to give. Think about how many texts you send. Now ask yourself how many of them actually help protect your livelihood? The Board of Accountancy is undergoing sunset review and to put it simply: if the sunset bill doesn’t pass, CPAs will no longer be licensed in Texas. We can’t let that happen. We need to protect ourselves and give to the CPA-PAC. The good news is that it couldn’t be easier: just text CPAPAC to 51555 to make your contribution. Or donate online.

Accounting Career Education (ACE)
Plans are underway for another successful year of accounting career education. Individual members are encouraged to speak to classes or participate in career fairs. TSCPA offers free classroom materials, talking points and giveaways for students.

Please be sure to let your chapter know about your activities so that efforts are coordinated for maximum effectiveness.

For information about TSCPA’s ACE program, contact Catherine Raffetto (phone 800-428-0272 x 216 / 972-687-8516).

It’s Not Too Late to Live the Good Life You Deserve
There is help! It’s not too late to live the good life you deserve. We’re glad to assist CPAs, CPA candidates and students who want to know whether they might have a problem and talk about solutions. We’ll help you locate the professional resources you need to improve your life. Call the Accountants Confidential Assistance Network at 866-765-2226 or visit us online to learn more.