• What Ohio’s oil & gas boom means for you

    Apr 05, 2012
    When Ohio residents think of the industries that have sustained the state’s economy in the past, they might overlook oil and gas and think of agriculture, manufacturing, steel and rubber.
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  • Help diversify the CPA profession: Support ACAP-Ohio 2012

    Apr 05, 2012
    Before her ACAP-Ohio experience, Tarrah Muhammed, a sophomore accounting major at The Ohio State University, was determined to major in marketing. Through her participation in ACAP-Ohio, Muhammed realized that her love for business could best be fulfilled by pursuing accounting.
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  • An alcoholic... me?

    Apr 05, 2012
    The mental stress and long hours associated with a CPA’s work can be difficult to handle, driving some to seek comfort in mood-altering chemicals. Health.com recently listed accounting as one of the top 10 professions with high rates of addiction. Throughout my career, I’ve seen lots of folks struggle with alcoholism. I was one of them.
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  • Member profile: Jim Gero appointed to the Accountancy Board of Ohio

    Apr 05, 2012
    OSCPA member, Jim Gero, CPA, partner/shareholder at Hobe & Lucas CPAs Inc., has been appointed to the Accountancy Board of Ohio, ensuring that the profession’s high standards of excellence will continue.
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  • OSCPA victories making a difference for Ohio CPAs

    Apr 05, 2012
    Every day, state and federal legislators and regulators make decisions that impact you as a CPA. OSCPA – the collective voice of and for Ohio CPAs – is there 24/7 promoting and protecting your professional interests. OSCPA’s governmental affairs team has worked closely with Ohio state and federal legislators, as well as executive branch officials, to give them the insight they need to better understand the complex issues facing our state and nation. The goal: ensuring CPAs have a powerful voice on the issues that matter.
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  • Moving your business to the cloud? What CPAs need to know

    Apr 05, 2012
    Thinking of moving part or all of your business to the cloud? It’s important to know the benefits and concerns associated with cloud computing, but when properly planned and implemented, it can be a great solution.
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  • Shaping fiscal integrity: The Fraud Triangle – A diamond in the rough

    Apr 05, 2012
    CPAs are increasingly being called upon to prevent or detect fraud at clients' and within their own organizations. Learning the factors that lead to fraud can help you be more vigilant in putting controls in place that both prevent it and allow you to act quickly when it occurs.
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  • The Supreme Court’s decision on health care reform

    Apr 05, 2012
    The fate of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010 (ACA) could well be decided this year by the Supreme Court.
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  • Revenue recognition standard to challenge many businesses

    Apr 05, 2012
    All entities that have contracts with customers will need to know about proposed new accounting for revenue recognition. FASB’s Revised Exposure Draft, “Revenue from Contracts with Customers,” the proposed Accounting Standards Update to ASC Topic 605, Revenue Recognition, seeks to apply broad revenue recognition concepts across industries and develop a common revenue standard for U.S. GAAP and IFRS. While a long period is expected between issuance and the standard’s effective date, implementation might be challenging for many businesses because of the standard’s number of provisions.
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  • Ohio’s tax amnesties help all Ohioans

    Apr 05, 2012
    Ohio is sending a message to taxpayers; we hope you will help pass it along to your clients and contacts.
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  • New law hopes to settle lawsuits faster, limit legal bills

    Apr 05, 2012
    Gov. John Kasich signed OSCPA-supported “right to cure” legislation into law this week. This legislation is designed to alleviate the congestion that currently plagues the civil court system by encouraging parties to consider settling consumer lawsuits against businesses.
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