Issuu on Google+

Volume 2, Issue 8.5 April 2010

Inside this issue...

“Big Rocks” Strategic Plan Review Leadership Summit - May 13, Wichita “20 up to 40” May Session in Wichita Women to Watch Awards


Welcome to the Hilton Wichita Airport … once again, our pleasure to welcome the Kansas Society of CPAs

Governmental, Nonprofit & BIG/E Conference – May 11-12, 2010 20 up to 40 Leadership Program Spring Leadership Summit – May 13, 2010

learn welcome nourish

Relax Click Here to Make Reservations


KSCPA Leadership Officers

Greetings From the President... Spring is always a great time at the KSCPA, as busy season winds down, the weather turns beautiful, and we have the opportunity to get together, take a breath and reflect on where we are and where want to go as a profession. All members have the opportunity to participate in the leadership of the KSCPA by participating in the biannual leadership summits. Our Spring Leadership Summit is scheduled for May 13 at the Hilton Wichita Airport. The complete schedule and registration form is available in this special edition of Skyscapes. I look forward to working with you at the Summit to advance the activities of the KSCPA and, thus, our profession. It’s been 7 years since we developed our first formal strategic plan. Since that time, during our annual retreat, the KSCPA board of directors has met for a day and a half to update the plan. During that first session in 2003, we crafted our vision, mission, core values, and strategic objectives. These never change, but we always spend time reaffirming our core ideology, purpose, and values. What does change is our envisioned future. So, each year, we go through a process in which we hash through a lot of detail until we settle on what we call our “5 Big Rocks.” These are the areas around which we create our action plans. It is at the leadership summits where the board and any member interested in participating in this leadership activity review accomplishments of prior action plans and create the same and new actions to meet our strategic plan. We are guided at our retreats by a facilitator. Tom Hood, CPA.CITP, of the Maryland Association of CPAs has guided us using the I2A process (Insights to action). The process basically goes like this: While not dwelling on it, we look at our history, describing what we’ve learned, what got in the way, what we are proud of, and what we’ve learned. We review opportunities, history, and governance and reaffirm our vision, mission, etc. This is our “Insight. “ We identify trends in the profession, such as fair value, codification, tax preparer identification, IFRS, etc. and assess what we call a “Sea of Change” in areas of globalization, economics, work force, industry issues, technology, and customer trends. This is our “Sight.” After taking a deeper look at our opportunities, we develop our 5 “Big Rocks.” During this process, champions emerge, those who stand up and lead individual groups in creating action plans for each of the “Big Rocks.” The leadership of the Society is responsible for the vision, mission, strategic plan, and actions, but we couldn’t accomplish our strategic plan without the KSCPA team. Mary MacBain, the Executive Director, attends the retreat and subsequently communicates the “Big Rocks” and action plans to the team. And, thus, the activities of our paid staff and outsourced lobbyists are directed by the leadership of the Society. This is why it is so critical that our members participate in the leadership activities. The KSCPA is the only professional organization in Kansas which is solely dedicated to the interests of CPAs in Kansas. Thank you to each of you who have stepped up to the plate over many years to move our profession forward, and welcome to our new members and those who want to participate in the leadership. We are especially proud that we are into the second year of our “20 up to 40” leadership program and that all members of 2009 class participated in the Fall Leadership Summit. If you have not participated in a summit previously, we invite you and welcome your input. I look forward to working with you on May 13! Warm regards,

Gary C. Allerheiligen, CPA President

Gary C. Allerheiligen, President John H. Bruckner, Vice President & President Elect Robert Schuster, Secretary/Treasurer L. Gary Boomer, Immediate Past President, Designated AICPA Council Representative

Board of Directors Term Expires 2010

Amy J. Goode Thomas H. Sewell Eric J. Larson Patricia L. Webb Marshal Q. Hull Jeffrey A. Leiserowitz, KSBOA Liaison

Board of Directors Term Expires 2011

Richard K. Dinkel Johanna D. Lyle Greg B. Sevier Nathan L. Spearman Lisa P. Trout Kyle J. Hawk, Elected AICPA Council Representative

Board of Directors Term Expires 2012

Chet Buchman M. Aron Dunn M. George Durler Lewis Erickson Michelle Schneider

Educational Foundation Board of Trustees James T. Clark, Chair Dan S. Deines, Vice Chair John C. Rich, Treasurer Gary C. Allerheiligen John W. Denney Norman P. Hope Jeffrey J. Koch Kanalis A. “Kandy” Ockree

Political Action Committee Denis W. Miller, Chair James T. Clark, Treasurer DeAnn A. Hill Eric J. Larson Leon C. Logan Gary L. Poore Michael V. Rogers

KSCPA Team

Mary R. MacBain, MS, CPA. CITP Executive Director Linda Snyder, Professional Development Director Teresa Keating, Peer Review Admin. & Professional Dev. Asst. Lauren Tice, Membership & Communications Manager Michelle Warnow, Membership Assistant


Big Rocks Need Actions Help Create our Solutions

May 13, 2010 KSCPA Spring Leadership Summit Hilton Wichita Airport All Members Welcome

KSCPA BIG ROCKS – 2009-2010 Improve Member Value & Services Develop a Staffing Plan Leverage Technology as a Strategic Asset Enhance Our Professional Development Legislative Awareness 4

kscpa.org


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS Kansas Society of CPAs 2010 Spring Leadership Summit M ay 12-13, 2010 – Hilton W ichita Airport Time

Events – May 12 – “20 up to 40”

Summary

“20 up to 40” Session: Learn effective group collaboration techniques,

12:00-12:30

Welcome Remarks, Further Discussion of KSCPA Strategic Plan, & How the 2010 “20 up to 40” Leadership Program participants can Help to Guide the Future of the KSCPA

Gary Allerheiligen Mary MacBain

12:30-1:15

Presentation: “Effective Group Collaboration Techniques”

Lauren Tice

1:15-2:00

Break

2:00-5:00

Select Class Project & Leaders, and work on project

5:00-6:00

Hotel Check-in at Hilton Wichita Airport

6:00

Facilitator

work on 2010 “class project,” enjoy networking dinner with fellow participants, facilitators, and sponsors.

Lauren Tice

Networking social hour and dinner with fellow participants, facilitators,

“20 up to 40” program committee and sponsors, and Leadership Summit speakers

Events – May 12 – Ex ecutive, Nom inating,

“20 up to 40” P rogram Com m ittees 4:00-5:00

Executive Committee Meeting

Gary Allerheiligen

5:00-6:00

“20 up to 40” Program Committee

Aron Dunn

6:30

Nominating Committee Dinner Meeting

Kyle Hawk

Events – May 13 – 2010 Spring Leadership Sum m it 8:30-9:00

Registration & Light Breakfast

9:00-9:45

President & Executive Director Reports – Intro to New Website

Gary Allerheiligen Mary MacBain

9:45-10:45

Guest Speakers (Taxation / Accounting & Auditing) 1 Hr CPE Recommended

A&A: Al Anderson Taxation: Ed Karl

11:00-12:30

Task Forces Meet/Create Action Plans

Gary Allerheiligen

12:30-1:15

Lunch

1:15-2:15

Board Meeting

Gary Allerheiligen

Skyscapes | April 2010

5


2010 SPRING LEADERSHIP SUMMIT

REGISTRATION Please Check Events and Click SUBMIT

(or print and FAX to 785.272.4468)

ATTI R E: Super Casual

May 12 “20 up to 40” Leadership Program – participants/facilitators only Networking social hour and dinner – participants, facilitators,

“20 up to 40” program committee, sponsors, and Leadership Summit speakers Executive Committee Meeting – Executive Committee Only “20 up to 40” Program Committee Meeting Nominating Committee Dinner Meeting – Nominating Committee Only

May 13 2010 Spring Leadership Summit – ALL MEMBERS ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND Task Forces Meeting – Please Check One Improve Member Value & Services (John Bruckner, Champion) Leverage Technology as a Strategic Asset (Jim Boomer, Champion) Enhance our Professional Development (Gary Schlappe, Champion) Legislative Awareness (Gary Allerheiligen, Champion) NEW! Accounting & Assurance Services (Aron Dunn, Champion) NEW! Taxation (Cheryl Hayward, Champion) Lunch Board Meeting

NAME:

MEMBER #: Submit Now


KSCPA Members Invited to Participate in Leadership Opportunities: Special Guest Speakers to Address the Leadership Summit The annual Spring Leadership Summit event is scheduled for May 13, 2010 at the Hilton Wichita Airport. The event begins with a light breakfast at 8:30 and concludes when the Board Meeting adjourns at 2:15. Please check the schedule of events in this newsletter, identify a task force that interests you, and register for the event. Four of the strategic plan “big rock” task forces will meet along with two new task forces: Accounting & Auditing and Taxation. All task forces need members in every segment of our profession—public practice, business, industry, government, education, retired, life members, and students. If you have any questions about participating in this important event, please contact Mary MacBain at mary@kscpa.org or call 785.272.4366.

Alan W. Anderson, CPA will present an accounting & auditing update to all those who attend the Spring Leadership Summit. He will then work with Aron Dunn, champion of the Accounting & Auditing Task Force and KSCPA board member, to craft the initial charter and strategic plan. Al is the current Chair of the AICPA Assurance Services Executive committee. He is the Managing Principal-Assurance Services for LarsonAllen, LLP. He has over 25 years of experience in the profession as a partner in a national public accounting firm and with the AICPA as Senior Vice President of Member and Public Interest where he was responsible for all of the AICPA’s technical audit and accounting standards, including the profession’s self-regulatory and the CPA examination. Click here for more information about Alan Anderson.

Edward S. Karl, CPA will present a taxation update to the Leadership Summit attendees. He will then work with Cheryl Hayward, champion of the Taxation Task Force, to craft the initial charter and strategic plan. Ed is Vice President - Taxation of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA). In this position, he is responsible for the review, formulation, and submission to Congress, the Treasury Department, and the Internal Revenue Service of technical and policy recommendations for improvement of the federal tax process. He is a principal liaison for the AICPA with the Internal Revenue Service and is also responsible for tax ethical issues including management of the AICPA’s tax standards, the Statements on Standards for Tax Services. Mr. Karl oversees the Tax Division’s delivery of services to members which focuses on helping AICPA members provide the highest quality professional tax services.


Be a Woman to Watch! The AICPA, Kansas Society of CPAs and several other state CPA societies are honoring female accounting professionals. Do you know a woman in accounting who is worth watching? Nominate someone and she may be the next Woman to Watch. Awards will be given in two categories: ♌ Experienced Leaders ♌ Emerging Leaders For details, criteria and nomination form, visit our website at www.kscpa.org.

Skyscapes | April 2010

7


Session 2: May 12-13, 2010 Wichita - Hilton Airport Wichita During the second session of the “20 up to 40” Leadership Program, the 2010 class will learn effective group collaboration techniques, work on the 2010 “class project,” enjoy a networking dinner with fellow participants, facilitators, and sponsors, and participate in KSCPA Spring Leadership Summit.

Wednesday

May 12, 2010 12:00-12:30

Welcome Remarks, Further Discussion of KSCPA Strategic Plan, & How the 2010 “20 up to 40” Leadership Program participants can Help to Guide the Future of the KSCPA Facilitators: Gary Allerheiligen, KSCPA President, & Mary MacBain, KSCPA Executive Director

12:30-1:45 1:45-2:00 2:00-5:00 5:00-6:00

Presentation: “Effective Group Collaboration Techniques” Facilitator: Lauren Tice, KSCPA Membership & Communications Manager Break Select Class Project & Leaders, and work on project Facilitator: Lauren Tice, KSCPA Membership & Communications Manager Hotel Check-in at Hilton Wichita Airport

6:00-

Networking social hour and dinner with fellow participants, facilitators, “20 up to 40” program committee and sponsors, and Leadership Summit speakers

Thursday

May 13, 2010 8:30-9:00

Registration & Continental Breakfast

9:00-12:30

Participate in KSCPA May Leadership Summit Facilitators: Gary Allerheiligen, KSCPA President, & Mary MacBain, KSCPA Executive Director

12:30-1:15

Lunch

1:15-2:15

Attend KSCPA Board Meeting Facilitator: Gary Allerheiligen, KSCPA President

The “20 up to 40” Class of 2010 is sponsored by:


1st Annual Young Professionals Conference & Reception July 29, 2010 ♦ 1:30 – 6:30 pm Designed for 4 Hours CPE Credit

EXPLORE THE POSSIBILITIES

YPC = KSCPA

MAKE THE CONNECTION Where:

Sheraton Overland Park Hotel at the Convention Center; Overland Park, KS

Who:

CPAs up to 40, “20 up to 40” (past & present), students, CPA candidates

What:

Three speakers present topics of interest to young professionals

Reception includes light appetizers & beverages courtesy of KSCPA. KSCPA board members & other leaders will be in attendance. Open to all ages. Ernest A. Almonte, CPA, CFF,CITP,CGFM

Special Guest Presentation

Jim Boomer, CPA.CITP, MBA

“Social Networking Today & into the Future”

Immediate Past Chairman, AICPA (Founder AICPA Leadership Academy) CIO, Boomer Consulting, Inc.

“Leadership Journey”

Phyllis Weiss Haserot

President, Practice Development Counsel Not a Member – Join Today! Conference & Reception Reception Only (All Ages) –

5:30-6:30 pm

“Generational Issues in the Workplace”

To June 15, 2010

After June 15, 2010

Non-Members

$ 125.00

$ 150.00

$ 185.00

$ 25.00

$ 30.00

$ 35.00

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER TODAY or Call 785.272.4366 for More Information Conference Fee Waivers Available to Graduate Student Members


National Phone Forum, [April 21, 2010]

Presented by the Internal Revenue Service:

National Phone Forum International Tax Issues Date: April 21, 2010 Cost: FREE Location: The convenience of your home or office This IRS phone forum is for • • • • • •

Tax professionals Attorneys Payroll professionals Industry partners Small businesses Real Estate Professionals

Learn about: • • • •

When withholding is required on payments to foreign persons Who is a withholding agent What are the responsibilities of a withholding agent Sourcing of income and the types of income that require withholding

Earn Certificate of Completion/CPE credit • • • • • •

Enrolled agents receive one CPE credit for a minimum 50-minute participation from the start of the forum. Tax professionals may receive a Certificate of Completion that can be used to request a Continuing Professional Education credit if the phone forum meets your organization’s or state’s CPE requirements. To receive credit, register individually and use your PIN. Call in using your individual phone line so your attendance can be verified. Look for your Certificate of Completion by e-mail approximately one week after the forum. If you have met all requirements, you will receive your certificate automatically; there’s no need to follow up. If you and others in your office do not require a certificate, please have only one person register on the group’s behalf and use a speaker phone to dial in. This will maximize the number of lines available for other participants and help reduce costs. 1 Sponsored by: IRS Small Business/Self-Employed Division


2010 Governmental, Nonprofit & BIG/E Conference May 11-12, 2010 (Tuesday – Wednesday)

“Look to the Horizon

Transparency

risk Governance Accountability

Ethics Audit

Leita Hart-Fanta, CPA, CGFM - Austin, TX

William V. “Bill” Allen, CPA - Principal, Making Auditors Proficient, Lake Lady, FL

Mike Harnish, CPA, CITP, CFF, EnCE, CISA - Chief Technology Officer, Ethicspoint, Lake Oswego, OR

Edward S Karl, CPA - Vice President, Taxation, AICPA, Washington, DC

Featured Speakers Alan W Anderson, CPA - Managing Principal-Assurance Services, LarsonAllen, LLP, Minneapolis, MN

labor

990 GASB

CAFR SAS

… Land on the Ground”

Health Care Reform th

KSCPA Educational Foundation, 100 SE 9 Street, Topeka, KS 66612-1213 785.272.4366, Linda Snyder, Professional Development Director

Register online today – Click Here! Members 1 day - $150 2 days - $280 Non-Members 1 day - $200 2 days - $380

Name ______________________________________________________________________Member #_______________ Firm Name________________________________________________Phone______________email____________________ Address/City/State/Zip________________________________________________________________________________ Credit Card #____________________________________________Type___________Expiration Date________________ Signature________________________________________________ KSCPA accepts VISA, M/C, Discover, AMEX Full Conference May 11 Only May 12 Only FAX to: 785.272.4468 e-mail: info@kscpa.org Mail form to: KSCPA Educational Fnd, PO Box 4291, Topeka, KS 66604


2010 Governmental, Nonprofit & BIG/E Conference

"Look to the Horizon ‌ Land on the Ground" May 11-12, 2010 - (Tuesday-Wednesday) Hilton Wichita Airport, 2098 Airport Rd, Wichita, KS 67209, 316.945.5272

Click Here to Reserve Room at the Hilton Wichita Airport

May 11 - AGENDA 7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast 8:00 AM Opening Remarks 8:05 AM Heartburn-Inducing Requirements

of Yellow Book

Leita Hart-Fanta, CPA, CGFM, Austin, Texas 9:00 AM

Fallout from the National Single Audit Sampling Project

William V. "Bill" Allen, CPA, Principal, Making Auditors Proficient, Lake Lady, Florida 10:45 AM Refreshment Break 11:00 AM

The Four No-No's That Trigger Findings

Leita Hart-Fanta, CPA, CGFM, Austin, Texas 12:00 PM Lunch ---------------- Concurrent Sessions ----------------Salons 1-2

Salons 3-4

1:00-1:50 PM School Finance Law Update Dale M. Dennis, Deputy Commissioner, Kansas Department of Education (invited)

Multimedia Theater

Auditing for Fraud in the Government Environment Leita Hart-Fanta, CPA, CGFM, Austin, Texas

Auditing, Financial Reporting and 2:10 -3:00 PM Budgeting for Local Governments in Kansas: Thinking Outside the Box

2010 Logical Auditing - How to Become a More Proficient Auditor

Steve L. Seawall, CPA, Topeka

Part 1 - A different approach to planning and risk assessment that will allow you to be more effective. Sample forms for risk assessment and some riskbased audit programs.

GASB Update Paul H. Koehler, CPA, Lincoln, NE

William V. "Bill" Allen, CPA, Principal, Making Auditors Proficient, Lake Lady, Florida 3:00-3:20 PM Refreshment Break 3:20 - 4:10 PM

Audit Sampling for A-133 Compliance Audits

Insights into Municipal Audits from the Inside

Paul H. Koehler, CPA, Lincoln, NE

Melinda Hitz, CPA, Finance Director, City of Garden City

May 12 - AGENDA 7:30 AM Registration and Continental Breakfast ---------------- Concurrent Sessions -----------------

NEW! INDUSTRY TRACK Salons 1-2

2010 Logical Auditing - How to Become a 8:00 - 8:50 AM More Proficient Auditor Part 2 - A look at data extraction and analysis as an audit tool to become more proficient. William V. "Bill" Allen, CPA, Principal, Making Auditors Proficient, Lake Lady, Florida 9:00-9:50 AM

Salons 3-4

Kansas Municipal Audit Guide - A Basic Overview

Multimedia Theater

Designing Investment Policies

Steve Seawall, CPA, Topeka

Rodney B. Miller, CPA, Vice President, Stifel, Nicolaus & Company, Topeka

Auditing, Financial Reporting and Budgeting for Local Governments in Kansas: Thinking Outside the Box Steve Seawall, CPA, Topeka (Repeat)

The New Health Care Plan: When and How it Will Impact Kansans Linda Sheppard, JD, Director Accident & Health Division, Kansas Insurance Department, Topeka

9:50 - 10:10 AM Refreshment Break 10:10 - 11:05 AM Form 990 Redesigned: Take Two Cheryl Hayward, CPA, Tax Manager, Berberich Trahan & Co., Topeka 11:15-12:10 PM

SAS Update

Kansas Legislative Update

Paul H. Koehler, CPA, Lincoln, NE

Marlee Carpenter, JD, Bright & Carpenter Consulting, LLC, Topeka (KSCPA Governmental Affairs

The Economic Impact of Kansas Unemployment Insurance Policy

James D. Garner, Secretary, Kansas Department of Labor, Topeka (invited) 12:10-1:00 PM Luncheon 1:00 - 2:00 PM

Blowing the Whistle or Tooting Your Horn: Risk in Governance - What We Are Seeing

Mike Harnish, CPA, CITP, CFF, EnCE, CISA, Chief Technology Officer, Ethicspoint, Lake Oswego, Oregon 2:00 - 3:00 PM

Tax Professional Standards - Making Them Work for You

Edward S. Karl, CPA, Vice President - Taxation, American Institute of CPAs, Washington, D.C. 3:15 - 4:30 PM

Transparency in a Real Time Economy

Alan W. Anderson, CPA, Managing Principal - Assurance Services, LarsonAllen, LLP, Minneapolis, Minnesota


2011 Multi-State CPE & Ski Conference

January 10, 11, & 12, 2011 24 Hours of CPE Vail, Colorado Ski-in, ski-out accommodations: Lion Square Lodge & Conference Center

Sponsored by the Colorado Society of CPAs and the following twenty state CPA Societies: www.k2e.com/co/ski.htm Arkansas Society of CPAs Connecticut Society of CPAs Florida Institute of CPAs Georgia Society of CPAs Hawaii Society of CPAs Idaho Society of CPAs Iowa Society of CPAs Kansas Society of CPAs Society of Louisiana CPAs Minnesota Society of CPAs Mississippi Society of CPAs North Dakota Society of CPAs Ohio Society of CPAs Oklahoma Society of CPAs South Carolina Association of CPAs Texas Society of CPAs Utah Association of CPAs Virginia Society of CPAs West Virginia Society of CPAs Wisconsin Institute of CPAs The 2011 Multi-state CPE & Ski Conference supported by twenty-one state CPA societies is pleased to bring you the very best CPE & Ski Conference at the number one snow ski resort in the United States - Vail, Colorado. The Conference features six 4-hour sessions on a wide variety of today’s most popular CPE topics. The instructors rank among the top CPE instructors in the United States. To receive an information packet containing detailed course descriptions, instructor biographies, full color brochures of the facilities, and information about Vail, please call K2 Enterprises at (888) 542-9390. Or you may register by faxing the registration form below to the Colorado Society at (303) 773-6344 or mail the form to the Colorado Society of CPAs, 7979 Tufts Avenue, Suite 500, Denver, CO 80237-2843. Name: Company: Address: City, State & Zip: Phone & Fax:

Registration Form

Please indicate the sessions you would like to attend: Lean, Clean and All Things Google Excel PivotTables Federal tax Update Accounting and Auditing Update Tech Update Ten Things You May Have Missed in Excel

1/10/11 1/10/11 1/11/11 1/11/11 1/12/11 1/12/11

7:30am - 11:00am 4:10pm - 7:40pm 7:30am - 11:00am 4:10pm - 7:40pm 7:30am - 11:00am 4:10pm - 7:40pm

4 hours of CPE 4 hours of CPE 4 hours of CPE 4 hours of CPE 4 hours of CPE 4 hours of CPE

$80.00 $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 $80.00

Payment: Check One:  8 hours - $160 12 hours - $240 16 hours - $320 20 hours - $400 24 hours - $480 Method of Payment:  Check  Visa  MasterCard  Discover Card Card Number: Expiration Date: Cardholder Name: Signature: PAYMENT DUE AT TIME OF REGISTRATION Hotel Accommodations: To make your hotel reservations, please call the Lion Square Lodge directly at (800) 525-5788. The Lion Square Lodge offers prime ski-in, ski-out accommodations (ranging from hotel rooms to five bedroom condos), superb meeting facilities, and reasonable pricing. Daily hotel rates for this first class hotel depend on your length of stay and the view you choose. Colorado Society of CPAs Cancellations/Transfers Policy A. Cancellations made 8 business days or more before the conference - no charge. B. Cancellations made within 3 to 7 business days are subject to a charge equal to 11% of the registration fees. C. Cancellations made within 2 business days are subject to a charge equal to 50% of the registration fees. D. No notice given of cancellation is subject to a charge equal to 110% of the registration fees. E. Transfers will be handled on the same basis as cancellations. I agree to the terms of this cancellation policy Signature____________________________


KSCPA Makes Changes to Advertising KSCPA has embraced the New Year and is making some changes. As you may have noticed, Skyscapes got a facelift, and with the new look comes new advertising opportunities. Our new format provides advertisers more space to promote their goods and services and allows them the ability to include hyperlinks within their advertisement. This gives readers the ability to click through to the advertiser’s desired website directly from the newsletter.

Why advertise with Skyscapes? When you advertise with Skyscapes, your message is distributed to our members, affiliates, and other individuals in the accounting industry. Each month, over 3,000 people receive our newsletter electronically. Recipients of Skyscapes include people of all ages from all parts of Kansas as well as every CPA state society. In addition, Skyscapes is posted on the KSCPA home page (www.kscpa.org) for the month and archived allowing for new members and guests to the website to view it as well. This year, KSCPA has planned to include two special issues along with our regular newsletters. These issues will include an issue in February devoted solely to students. It will consist of content that will be helpful to both high school and college level students who are pursuing a career as a certified public accountant. This is a great opportunity for organizations to advertise internship and job openings as well as services they may provide for students! Then, in November, we will have an issue strictly devoted to the Annual Meeting. It will include updated schedules and information pertaining to all events surrounding the Annual Meeting. Below is an abbreviated version of our rate card. To view a complete rate card, contact lauren@kscpa.org.

Classified Advertising

Display Advertising Pricing includes full color. Page placement determined on a first-come, first-serve basis. To request a specific page placement within the newsletter, additional costs may apply and is also a first -come, first-serve basis.

To place your ad:

Full Page (8.5” x 11”)

$240

Half Page: Horizontal (8.5” x 5.5”)

$120

Half Page: Vertical (4.25” x 11”)

$120

Quarter Page (4.25” x 5.5”)

$60

Eighth Page (4.25” x 2.75”)

$30

Given the size of our staff, we do not have the manpower to design your ad for you. Please create your display ad using the sizes specified on the previous page and e-mail a JPG and PDF file to lauren@kscpa.org. In the email, please be sure to indicate whether you want anything in your ad linked to your website and where. Also, be sure to include your contact information and billing information (if different).

Payment Terms:

All classified advertisements are listed in the newsletter and on the KSCPA website (www.kscpa.org) in the order in which they are received. Ads on the KSCPA website are published for 30 days.

Members:

Free up to 100 words, 20¢ per word thereafter. Logos may be placed within advertisement for an additional $5.00 if linked to website or $2.50 for just the logo.

Non-Members:

See full rate card for price breakdown. Logos may be placed within advertisement for an additional $10.00 if linked to website or $5.00 for just the logo.

To place your ad:

Send the text you would like included in your ad to lauren@kscpa.org. If you would like your logo included in your ad, please send a JPG file of the logo you would like included. Also, indicate whether the logo should be linked to your website and whether there is a specific place you would like it linked to. Finally, include contact information and billing information (if different).

All advertisements are Net 10 upon receipt of invoice.

Contact Information

Kansas Society of CPAs c/o Lauren Tice, Membership & Communications Manager PO Box 4291 Topeka, KS 66604 785-272-4366 lauren@kscpa.org


“Designed for the Profession by the Profession” SM

Professional Development KSCPA “Enhance our Professional Development” Task Force Gary A. Schlappe, Garden City, Champion Chet Buchman, McPherson Johanna D. Lyle, Manhattan Barbara E. Mohler-Spear, Lindsborg Michelle Schneider, Great Bend Nathan L. Spearman, Wichita Patricia L. Webb, Lawrence

Linda Snyder, KSCPA Team Member

Cheryl Hayward, Topeka Robert T.P. Metcalf, Overland Park Deborah S. Sauer, Wichita Greg B. Sevier, Wichita Gerald C. "Gerry" Steffes, Overland Park Charles B. Thrasher, Overland Park

AVAILABLE NOW! Your Comprehensive Professional Development Catalog Available Online at www.kscpa.org


Skyscapes - Special Edition April 2010