FICPA Podcasts
The Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) Designation for Finance & Accounting Professionals Benefits & Requirements

The Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) Designation for Finance & Accounting Professionals Benefits & Requirements

July 15, 2019

Morgan Watson, CPA, CGMA - FICPA Director of Business Development discusses with Mia Thomas, CPA, CGMA - FICPA Director of Learning, the Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) Designation for CPAs and non-CPAs. The CGMA is recognized worldwide and is the most widely held management accounting designation. CGMAs are management accountants who have reached the highest benchmark of quality and competency. This designation is powered by the AICPA and CIMA. Boost your career and influence your workplace. Hear from Morgan on who qualifies and the education requirements and experience needed to attain the CGMA designation.

Turn Pull Shove Catch: The Key to Supporting Women and Why It Matters

Turn Pull Shove Catch: The Key to Supporting Women and Why It Matters

July 8, 2019

Renee Dabbs, a nationally recognized business management and professional development consultant, shares with Mia Thomas, CPA, CGMA - FICPA Director of Learning, Curriculum Development about creating personal networks and advice for empowering and motivating women. Renee has a passion for elevating women in the workplace and shares her experiences and key advice on how to help you elevate yourself at work and your personal life.

Transformational Leadership for the Future - Generations in the Workplace & Emotional Intelligence

Transformational Leadership for the Future - Generations in the Workplace & Emotional Intelligence

July 1, 2019

Leadership Coach and Consultant, Michele Norris - Founder of Navigen Leadership discusses with Mia Thomas, CPA, GCMA - Director of Learning, Curriculum Development about innovation and authentic leadership. We now have 5 generations in the workplace - Traditionalists, Boomers, Gen X, Gen Y & Gen Z. Michele reviews with us how we all work together in a positive direction and how we need each other. Her Leadership Trust Equation for the Future at Work will open your eyes on collaboration, authenticity, transparency, vulnerability and respect all they all take time. Listen with us on how Leadership is another profession, what is happening in the workplace and what is driving change.

Impact Report - Justin Thames and Jennifer Green - Special Edition

Impact Report - Justin Thames and Jennifer Green - Special Edition

June 18, 2019

Justin Thames, Director of Governmental Affairs at the FICPA and Jennifer Green, President of Liberty Partners of Tallahassee, LLC discuss 2019 legislative issues that stood out this session. Discussed are industrial hemp and the Board of Accountancy guidance in the area of medical marijuana, budget funding - Clay Ford Scholarship and unlicensed activity fund, texting ban, importation of Canadian drugs, tax and hurricane relief, state tax issues - Wayfair Bill clarity on remote sales tax, HB 977 and companion bill SB 1252 changes from 20 hours of A&A CPE to 8 hours, caps to inactive, and SSA standards. Hear about Financial literacy legislation, blockchain Task Force, Local Government transparency and accountability and auditor selection procedures.

Florida Sales and Use Tax - What is taxable and Issues to know

Florida Sales and Use Tax - What is taxable and Issues to know

June 17, 2019

James Sutton, Attorney and CPA with Moffa, Sutton & Donnini talks about Florida Sales and Use Tax issues with Mia A. Thomas, CPA, CGMA Director of Learning - Curriculum Development with the FICPA. What general types of items and services are taxable in Florida? When do you need to start collecting and filing sales and use tax returns. Hear James share about the transfer of sales tax liability and how you can avoid criminal and civil sales tax fraud. What major industries does the Florida Department of Revenue potentially look and why.

The Evolution of the Accounting Profession - Embrace Change

The Evolution of the Accounting Profession - Embrace Change

June 11, 2019

Gary Fracassi, 2018 - 2019 FICPA Chair of the Board discusses with Mia Thomas, FICPA Director of Learning the future of the accounting profession. The notion of disruption to unlearn what we know already, learn new skills, re-learn skills and put them to use.  

Work Smarter, Making More Money and Taking More Time Off

Work Smarter, Making More Money and Taking More Time Off

June 3, 2019

Chuck Bauer, sales and business consultant and trainer, talks about working smarter and time management strategies with Mia Thomas, FICPA Director of Learning - Curriculum Development. Don't Overthink the Think - overdo the Do and other prioritization strategies are shared. Learn how you can transform you and your organization.

Federal Tax Update: May 13, 2019

Federal Tax Update: May 13, 2019

May 13, 2019

https://vimeo.com/335633734

https://www.currentfederaltaxdevelopments.com/podcasts/2019/5/11/2019-05-13-malware-cybersecurity-and-tax-practice

This week we look at:

  • Wolters Kluwer CCH systems suddenly taken offline due to malware issue

  • GAO criticizes security of e-file providers and software developers

  • IRS updates maximum vehicle values for cents-per-mile and FAVR

  • IRS clarifies redemptions treated as dividends taxation when paid during post-termination transition period

  • Deduction for Connecticut estate taxes must be reduced by portion allocable to state’s gift taxes added back paid in 3 prior years

  • My boss ordered me to do it doesn’t work for trust fund penalty even when the boss is an agent of a federal

Federal Tax Update: Fragile: Handle with Care - S Corporations

Federal Tax Update: Fragile: Handle with Care - S Corporations

May 6, 2019

https://player.vimeo.com/video/334209666

https://www.currentfederaltaxdevelopments.com/podcasts/2019/5/4/2019-05-06-fragile-handle-with-care-s-corporations

Current Federal Tax Developments for the week of May 6, 2019: Fragile: Handle with Care - S Corporations

  • Taxpayer’s marriage forces repayment of advance PTC, unfairness is not a defense

  • State tax refundable credit in excess of taxes is taxable income to taxpayer

  • IRS expands determination letter to cover a limited number of existing plans

  • LLC operating agreement adoption terminates S election

 

Federal Tax Update: Q&A 33 - The IRS FAQ Says What?

Federal Tax Update: Q&A 33 - The IRS FAQ Says What?

April 29, 2019

https://vimeo.com/332850949

https://www.currentfederaltaxdevelopments.com/podcasts/2019/4/27/2019-04-29-qampa-33-the-irs-faq-says-what

Current Federal Tax Developments for the week of April 29, 2019: Q&A 33 - The IRS FAQ Says What?

  • Taxpayer finds expense can’t be assigned to business based on best result

  • IRS greatly expands the FAQ on Section 199A, including a major surprise to many on handling S corporation shareholders

  • IRS updates the EPCRS program to add more self-correction options

  • Chief Counsel Email holds that using a PEO does not allow a partner to be treated as the employee of partnership