Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Young CPAs Social Networking Opportunities!

Join your fellow young professionals (35 and under) for a night of speed networking over cocktails!

In a fun and relaxed atmosphere, you will meet other young CPAs across business and industry and public practice, and gain valuable business contacts. CPA candidates welcome!

Date: Wednesday, November 18, 2009
Time: 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Fee: $10 members; $15 nonmembers
Includes drink tickets and hors d’ oeuvres
Free parking at all locations

St. Louis - Cardwell's in Clayton
Kansas City - 2000 Grand (2nd floor of The Cashew)
Springfield - Springfield Brewing Co.
Columbia - The University Club

Take this opportunity to build professional relationships that can turn into resources, referrals, clients and friends!

To register go to:

If you have any questions, please contact Holly Matthews at or 800.264.7966.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

MSCPA Member Colleen Conrad Talks About IFRS & Practice Mobility

In Friday's edition of The St. Louis Business Journal, MSCPA Member Colleen Conrad shares perspectives on IFRS and mobility.

Conrad is an active leader with the MSCPA and AICPA, as well as the Missouri State Board of Accountancy. Currently, she serves as national chair for AICPA's Board of Examiners.

Read more here:

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Does Your Missouri Small Business Know About Potential Loans?

A low-interest loan program for small business has received a make-over. The State Treasurer worries not enough Missouri small businesses know about it.

Lawmakers approved the Invest in Missouri program this past session, which contained provisions to broadened the Missouri Linked Deposit Program. More money is available. More small businesses qualify.

Now, more need to know about it, says State Treasurer Clint Zweifel.

“We do know that 75% of all job growth in the state during an economic recovery is going to be job growth that is coming from small businesses,” says Zweifel. “So, this is a great program that touches those businesses, helps them save money when they borrow money, helps them re-invest in the people in the state.”

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

CPA Exam To Undergo Evolution

January 1, 2011 is officially the date that has been approved by the AICPA Board of Examiners (BOE) for the introduction of what will, in effect, be a new Uniform CPA Examination –an examination transformed in structure, content, and format, and supported by enhanced technology.

CBT-e implementation will be important for CPA candidates, all examination stakeholders, and the profession as a whole.