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  • Blast from the past: Inflation

    July 19, 2021

    Remember “grunge”? Did you once sport a look featuring Doc Martens, dark flannel shirts and torn jeans while listening to Pearl Jam and Nirvana? If so, you are right in style for the return of 1990s economics. It really has been almost twenty years since we have had to deal with anything approaching real inflation and now it has once again reared its very ugly head. There are many people in business that have never really encountered an inflation spike but they are learning all about it now. There are three pillars as far as inflation is concerned.

  • Leveraging personal branding, EQ and other leadership skills to advance

    July 19, 2021

    One of the most frequently asked questions I get is how to advance within a public accounting firm, a company and/or the profession. In this column, I will explore how to leverage personal branding, emotional intelligence (EQ) and other leadership skills and strategies to advance by sharing advice from personal experience, feedback, research and interviews with several leaders within our CPA profession.

  • Career paths and journeys

    July 19, 2021

    there are many different career paths and journeys that people take to achieve their success. Check out some of them in this article.


    July 19, 2021

    “African-Americans struggled against incredible barriers in order to become CPAs and were virtually invisible,” said Theresa A. Hammond, CPA, Ph.D., accounting professor at San Francisco State University’s Lam Family College of Business. The first CPA law was passed in New York 1896. It would be another 25 years before a Black person joined the profession. The primary blockers that made licensure essentially impossible for many aspiring Black CPAs included education, experience, and exclusion. John W. Cromwell, Jr., the son of a former slave, overcame many obstacles in his life to earn his place in history as the nation’s first Black CPA in 1921. His story is an inspiration and lesson in tenacity for future generations of Black accountants.

  • Opening doors for others: The first Black woman to become a CPA

    July 19, 2021

    Mary T. Washington Wylie in 1943 became the nation’s first Black woman to earn the CPA license, a notable achievement in a remarkable life filled with many accomplishments. Washington Wylie also made it her life’s mission to hire and mentor Black aspiring CPAs. Her story illustrates the importance of early Black CPAs’ success and the advances they made for future generations of accountants.


    July 19, 2021

    This article looks at the life and legacy of two great CPAs - Chauncey Christian and Cary Lewis.


    July 19, 2021

    Deloitte announced June 2, 2021 the establishment of Making Accounting Diverse and Equitable (MADE), a commitment to generate more advisory, auditing, and tax career opportunities and leadership pathways for the next generation of certified public accountants (CPAs). MADE represents a bold vision for the accounting profession, both in terms of increasing racial and ethnic diversity, and helping students of color see and realize their future in business through the prism and possibilities of accounting.

  • KyCPA Board of Directors: 2021-2022 nominations announced

    May 12, 2021

    KyCPA Board member nominees for terms ending 2024: Jim Stevison, – Chair-elect, Carrie Owens, Lee Ann Watters, Shelby Howell and Adam Davey.

  • KyCPA COVID-19 Quick Pulse Survey results

    May 12, 2021

    This is the final report in a series of benchmarking collaboratives conducted by Avenue M Group (Avenue M) on behalf of more than a dozen state CPA societies from across the United States. At the end of April through early May 2020, 18 CPA societies took part in the first round of a COVID-19 Quick Pulse Survey, and 14 of the societies elected to participate in a second round of the survey in September of 2020. The third and final round of the survey was fielded in January of 2021, and 15 state CPA societies partook in the research. The following report is an analysis of the continued impact of COVID-19 on the CPA profession based on the data collected from these surveys.

  • CPA Evolution

    February 25, 2021

    CPA Evolution is a joint initiative of the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). The initiative is transforming the CPA licensure model to reflect the rapidly changing skills and competencies the accounting profession requires today and will require in the future. It will put in place a flexible and adaptable licensure approach that will serve as the foundation for future-proofing the CPA profession.