General Requirements The Ohio Accountancy Board requires CPAs to take 120 hours of CPE every three years. The reporting period begins on 1/1 (Jan 1st) and ends on 12/31 (Dec 31st). However, keep in mind that when you first receive your license, the state board requires you to report 40 credit hours over the first two...
Between the large and historical cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh and the more rural districts, Pennsylvania has a very diverse landscape with many accounting job opportunities. The Penn Center in downtown Philly is one of the largest financial districts in the United States. CPAs are consistently in high dem...
Whether your busy season is focused on taxes, audits, or financial reporting, the last thing you want to exhaust brain power on that time of year is keeping up with your CPE deadlines and requirements. For CPAs and other financial professionals requiring continuing education, this can become an administrative nigh...
The excellent year-round weather, country music, delicious food, and beautiful outdoors have convinced a lot of people to pack up and move to the great state of Tennessee. Many cities within Tennessee are growing rapidly, including Nashville which is ranked one of the fastest growing cities in the United States. With p...
You’ve just signed on the dotted line to be the newest senior financial analyst at a booming technology company in Seattle. Congrats! You found a new apartment, packed everything up, and feel ready to make the move to an awesome new city. As you make your trek across the country, you get that sobering feeling tha...
No doubt the new lease accounting standards (ASC 842) have been an on-going topic of consideration.  With compliance being required by January 1, 2019 for publicly traded companies, now is a critical time to evaluate and prepare for implementation.  The Encoursa team is enthusiastic to introduce George Azi...
This week, we welcome Sageworks as our guest contributor.  We are appreciative of our partnership with Sageworks and believers in their mission to equip accountants with better information to serve clients more holistically.  Mary Ellen Biery, Research Specialist and Financial Writer at Sage...
This week, we are pleased to feature CPA Site Solutions as our guest contributor to the Encoursa blog.   Heather Frechette-Crowley, Director of Product Marketing writes: Launching into 2018, everyone seemed to be publishing predictions for the year ahead.  With 2020 in our view, we decided to...
Jon Lokhorst, founder of Lokhorst Consulting, joined us February 8th to provide some much-needed respite from busy season.  Over 280 CPAs jumped online to earn an hour of CPE credit and hear Jon's tips for going beyond survival mode to thrive this time of year.  A simple, over-arching theme emerged: Minds...
During my time at Kellogg Company, the Retail Sales Team encouraged the mantra Organization, Preparation, Execution in the form of an acronym, OPE.  It guided our approach in the field, and it continues to offer inspiration years later.  In planning for this year new, let OPE be your guide.   We...