What’s the Difference Between a “Certified Public Accountant” and a “Public Accountant?”

Anyone can be an accountant—certified or public—but the qualifications, education, and scope of work is drastically different between the two. Public accountants If someone is good with numbers, can run QuickBooks or other bookkeeping software, or enjoys accounting in general, they can be an accountant. Public accountants, or people who work in the “accounting department” … Continue reading

Attention Newly Licensed CPAs

Newly licensed Colorado CPAs must complete a two-hour Colorado Rules & Regulations (CR&R) course within six months before or after initial of licensure. If you need to take this course, the CSCPA offers it online. (http://www.cocpa.org/continuing-education/OnlineSelfStudyPortal.html)

150-Hour Signed Into Law

On April 21, Colorado Governor Bill Ritter, Jr. signed into law House Bill 10-1236 concerning the regulation of certified public accountants by the Colorado State Board of Accountancy. Effective July 1, 2010, the legislation continues the State Board to June 30, 2019, requires 150 hours of education for CPA candidates as of July 1, 2015, … Continue reading

DORA Recommends 150 Hours to Become a CPA

October 15, the Colorado Department of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) issued its 2009 Sunset Review report on the Colorado State Board of Accountancy. Notably, DORA recommends continuation of the State Board t0 2019 and an increase in the educational requirement to 150 hours for CPA candidates. No recommendation is made for requiring peer review of CPAs … Continue reading

Interview With Joanne Cook: Problem Solving, Cross Stitching, Always Assisting

Retirement is still a few years away, but when Colorado Society of  CPAs member Joanne Cook thinks about it, European travel and weekly golf games enter her mind. However, those thoughts are often followed by a couple of concerns. First of all, her retired husband, Bob, is a night owl. Joanne is not, so she … Continue reading

State Board News: Changes Recommended to Accountancy Statute

The Colorado State Board of Accountancy’s 2009 Sunset Review recommendations are now available online as a pdf document. Read the Board’s letter here.

Corporate Controller’s Handbook

CCH’s Corporate Controller’s Handbook of Financial Management is a comprehensive source of practical solutions, strategies, techniques, and procedures, covering all key aspects of accounting and financial management. Its examples, checklists, instructions, and other tools simplify complex financial management issues and gives CFOs, financial managers, and controllers quick answers to day-to-day questions. As a CSCPA member, … Continue reading

Get Your Copy of How to Handle Bear Markets* Here!

The CSCPA is proud to offer Mark Smith’s 2-hour Webcast on CD. Smith—who was named one of the top independent financial advisors in the U.S. by Barron’s magazine, Registered Rep., and an independent advocacy organization, The Winner’s Circle, in 2008—will personally guide you through the history of past bear markets, evaluate the recovery periods, and … Continue reading