With five in the book and only three more chances to catch one, OSCPA Town Hall meetings have become the hot ticket this fall.
Members who attended in Ada, Norman and Broken Arrow have offered rave reviews for these accounting-issue update meetings, recommended for up to two hours of continuing education. During each, OSCPA President and CEO Blaine Peterson, CPA, JD, discusses proposed changes to the Oklahoma Accountancy Act, challenges to professional credentialing and the CPA license, the impact of emerging technologies on the CPA profession and the skills CPAs will need in the near future.
Steve Milam, CPA, owner of Milam & Associates in Tulsa, attended the Broken Arrow presentation. He said, “The variety of topics covered were timely and relevant and Blaine Peterson explained well the various points and was also entertaining.” He added, “The live polling questions were fun and informative.”
Alan L. Smith, CPA, who also attended the Broken Arrow presentation, added, “Blaine did a great job presenting prospective legislative changes.”
Sarah Smith, CPA, with Republic Bank & Trust in Norman, said, “I look forward to this CPE each year. It is a great time to hear updates of the profession and the political atmosphere.”
“I enjoyed attending the OSCPA’s 2018 Town Hall in Norman,” said Janese Shepard, CPA, CGMA, a partner with Gray Blodgett & Company in Norman. “As always, Blaine’s presentation was informative and engaging. The annual Town Hall is a great source for updates on issues affecting the profession in Oklahoma and nationally.”
NASBA Chair Janice Gray, CPA, CVA, CGMA, agreed, saying, “Even though I am very involved at the national level, I learn something I didn’t know at every one of these I attend. Blaine does a good job of answering questions and providing insight into what is going on and what we might expect during the next year.”
Roger Gaddis, CPA, CFP®, a financial consultant with Gaddis & Gaddis Wealth Management in Ada, said, “I enjoyed the conversation regarding the challenges arising from the newly passed law on medical marijuana and the impact it may have on a CPA’s handling of accounting for cash, books or records and tax returns. There are likely a lot of issues that many of us don’t think about, and it will be important to get it right.”
Another Ada presentation attendee, Vicky Petete, CPA, CGMA, executive vice president and CFO with Vision Bank in Ada, said, “What a great opportunity for individuals to receive updates affecting not only the individual CPA but also the CPA profession. I truly enjoyed the meeting, not only because of the information that was provided, but also because it allowed me the opportunity to catch up and network with other CPA’s in our surrounding community.”