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Wednesday, January 11, 2023 - 8:00 am - Live from New York!

The Accountants Club of America is proud to announce the annual address by

Barry C. Melancon, CPA, CGMA
President and CEO of the American Institute of CPAs, and CEO of the Association of International Certified Professional Accountants

We are excited to be meeting again in person for the first time in several years We will return to the Union League Club in New York City for a plated breakfast, socializing, and to hear Barry Speak..

We will also be presenting live via Zoom.

Breakfast and Networking start at 8:00 am - Introductions, Remarks and Q&A will be 8:30-9:45 am

The Union League Club, 38 East 37th Street, New York, NY

Barry will present his annual overview of the state of the world of accounting, paying attention to the issues of the greatest importance to practitioners as advisors to the industry.

In the past years he has covered such topics as the growth of ESG and the impact of private equity funding on the M&A process, as well as the latest in firm practices, and what's going on in Washington. Be sure to join us live to hear first-hand his thoughts and ideas on what is shaping the accounting industry today, and what steps the AICPA is taking to be in the forefront of change.

Complete information on costs, and how to register will be forthcoming soon. Be sure to visit our website often for the latest information about this and future Club events. www.accountantsclubofamerica.org.

Free Zoom Event

The Changing world of CPA-Firm Deal Structure

Thursday, December 8, 2022 - 8:30 am Eastern

By now you have heard of PE-investments in giant CPA firms. What's exciting are the new M&A deal structures, using private and public funding sources, that are allowing many more firms the opportunity to participate.

Phil Whitman, CPA, one of the nation's most experienced CPA-firm M&A deal managers, is right in the middle of it, advising buyers and sellers and helping put into place innovative new financing options.  Phil will provide us with the roadmap to what these new deal structures look like, and why they are revolutionizing CPA-firm ownership. He'll take your questions as well - be sure to register today!

Philip J. Whitman, CPA, President & CEO Whitman Transition Advisors

For over 20 years Phil has advised firm across North America, working with top management in overseeing day-to-day operations to ensure efficiency & profitability.  Phil specializes in succession planning, mergers & acquisitions, strategic talent acquisition and practice management consulting.  With firm management experience ranging from $2m in annual revenues to one of the Top 30 CPA firms with almost $100m in annual revenues, there's nothing Phil hasn't seen.

This is a FREE event brought to you by the Accountants Club of America.

Accountants Club of America Annual Meeting and Panel Presentation with Rumbi Petrozello

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

Our speakers will shared their firsthand experience as female professionals, examining the challenges, pitfalls, and triumphs they (and other women) encountered on their way to the success in leadership roles.  Our panel was moderated by:

Rumbi Petrozello, CPA, CFF, CFE, Senior Director, Consulting at Seramount, and Past President NYSSCPA

The panel will include:

Nadia-Maria Matthie, CPA, Partner, Audit and Attest Services, Withum

Stacy Francis, CPA, CDFA, CES, President & CEO, Francis Financial, and Founder of Savvy Ladies

Candace J. Gomez, Esq., Partner, Bond, Schoeneck & King, PLLC

The Accountants Club of America fosters the exchange of ideas to enhance the development and growth of the profession. We encourage the professional development of our members to better serve their clients and the community.

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