Jan/Feb 2022




Ready for New Opportunities in the Year Ahead


CEO’s Message

By TXCPA President and CEO Jodi Ann Ray, CAE

TXCPA President and CEO Jodi Ann Ray, CAE

The last two years have been full of change and we learned quickly that we would need a new definition for “normal.” As you plan for your new normal, turn to TXCPA for the resources and connections you need to stay ahead of the changes yet to come.

Stay informed. TXCPA communicates with members in many ways, always striving to keep you in-the-know about the latest professional updates. Be sure the details in your member profile are accurate so we can understand your areas of interest and you don’t miss any critical alerts. TXCPA’s social media channels also provide quick, short and timely updates. Be sure to follow the Society on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram. I hope to see you during one of our Facebook Live Friday broadcasts at 10 a.m. Central Standard Time most Fridays.

Stay ahead. TXCPA’s CPE programs are critical for staying ahead of the changes coming throughout the year. We offer four FREE two-hour professional issues update webcasts, quarterly Texas tax update webcasts and our four-hour Ethics program that meets your state requirement. All these programs are included as part of your member investment! Be sure you add the dates for these and other important CPE opportunities and you’ll be ready to answer the tough questions for your clients as you move into tax season.

Stay connected. One of the greatest benefits of membership is the connection you have to thousands of CPAs across the state. You can participate in a chat on TXCPA Exchange, join a committee, volunteer with your chapter or get engaged in TXCPA’s advocacy efforts. You can get involved at any time of the year, but we are currently seeking volunteers to join committees for the start of our fiscal year June 1.

All members are invited to attend our 2022 Midyear Meeting on January 21-22 in Irving. You’ll hear valuable updates on the profession and connect with others in the community. Members will have the opportunity to attend the event in-person or via webcast.

The TXCPA team is here to help you be more engaged and successful in 2022! Please let us know how we can best serve you in the new year ahead.

Happy New Year!

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I’d love to hear your feedback and answer your questions. Drop me a note at jray@tx.cpa or connect with me on LinkedIn.

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Today's CPA cover Nov-Dec 2021

Jason Freeman, JD, CPA

Jodi Ann Ray, CAE, CCE, IOM

Baria Jaroudi, CPA

DeLynn Deakins

Brinn Serbanic, CPA, CFP®

Don Carpenter, MSAcc/CPA

Wayne Hardin

Melinda Bentley, CAE

DeLynn Deakins
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Editorial Board
Arthur Agulnek, CPA-Dallas
Shivam Arora, CPA-Dallas
Aaron Borden, CPA-Dallas
Don Carpenter, CPA-Central Texas
Melissa Frazier, CPA-Houston;
Rhonda Fronk, CPA-Houston
Aaron Harris, CPA-Dallas
Baria Jaroudi, CPA-Houston
Jennifer Johnson, CPA-Dallas
Joseph Krupka, CPA-Dallas
Nicholas Larson, CPA-Fort Worth
Anne-Marie Lelkes, CPA-Corpus Christi
Randy Lokey, CPA-Dallas
Alyssa Martin, CPA-Dallas
Stephanie Morgan, CPA-East Texas
Kamala Raghavan, CPA-Houston
Barbara Scofield, CPA-Permian Basin

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