Corpus Christi Chapter of the Texas Society of CPAs
Chapter E-News - September 2016
Past Events

September 9 – The Inherited IRA: Stretching Out an Inheritance – Chapter Luncheon – 1 hour

October 21 – Ethics and Values for Texas CPAs and Accounting Professionals – 4 hours Registration details coming soon! Chapter CPE luncheon will follow for a total of 5 hours.

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Welcome New Members
Jennifer Baggett, Student
Sharon Richardson, Non-CPA Employee Affiliate

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Message from the President
Misty Mata
Misty Mata, CPA
Back-to-school time means a few things at CCTSCPA! We’re back to the CPE luncheons with our first one of 2016/17 scheduled for Friday, Sept. 9 . Read on for more details and links to register.

We’re also kicking off several programs that help us connect with students and faculty at TAMUCC, TAMUK, and Del Mar. Building on our relationships with these groups will help ensure a strong future for our firms, our companies, our local business economy, and our profession.

Accounting classrooms across the country are full, and the number of accounting graduates has increased over the last several years. But the number of people taking the CPA exam is on the decline.
CPA Candidate Pipeline

AICPA, TSCPA, and our chapter have been focused on helping students understand the value of obtaining a CPA license. I hope you’ll be able to join us in showing local students how being a CPA makes a difference! Read on to learn more about how you can be involved.

We look forward to seeing you at lunch this month!

Misty Mata, CPA
Chapter President 2016-17

CPE Luncheon – Sept. 9
Join us on Friday, Sept. 9 at the Ortiz Center for lunch and a CPE presentation on The Inherited IRA: Stretching Out an Inheritance. Register by Sept. 2 to guarantee your spot and save on the registration fee.

Find Talent at TAMUCC’s Accounting Showcase
CCTSCPA members are invited to participate in TAMUCC’s Accounting Showcase on Oct. 20 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., with a special networking reception prior to the showcase at 4:30 p.m. Bring your firm or your company’s accounting team out to network with students in the Bachelors of Accounting and Masters of Accountancy programs. Registration fees will be waived for members of CCTSCPA.

Be a Mentor. Find a Mentor.
Thanks to the dedication of CPA members and the interest of local accounting students, the chapter’s mentor program continues to be successful with over 50 pairs of mentees and mentors matched since the program began seven years ago. With the start of the new school year we will be matching mentor/mentee pairs at TAMUCC, TAMUK and Del Mar. Consider giving your time to mentor an interested accounting student and shed light on what the profession is all about. It’s a small commitment with BIG impact!
Sign Up to Be a Mentor | Students: Find a Mentor

TAMUCC Professors Seeking Guest Speakers
Are you interested in sharing your experiences and expertise with future accounting grads? Professors in TAMUCC’s accounting department are seeking CPA speakers for the fall semester. Speakers are needed for Managerial Accounting courses on Tuesdays and Thursdays at either 11 a.m. to 12:15 p.m. or 2 p.m. to 3:15 p.m., and for Advanced Accounting Problems (consolidations) on Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. If you’re available to visit a classroom before Thanksgiving, email Melinda Bentley for more details.

Scholarship Application Deadline – Oct. 1
If you know a local accounting student who could benefit from a scholarship, please encourage them to apply for the CCTSCPA scholarship by Oct. 1. Scholarships will be awarded in December.
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