Topical Thoughts from MICPA President & CEO, Bob Doyle What About...Bob?

Opportunities and Life in Balance

Last weekend we greeted the first day of spring with open arms, and I got the opportunity to speak one-on-one with MICPA member Dominic Ortiz, CPA, CGMA. Our conversation touched on some of the great things about the profession, including the unexpected doors it can open for CPAs.

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Better Together: MICPA CEO Bob Doyle Sits Down with NABA Detroit Chapter Treasurer

Darius Jackson, CPA, Accounting Analyst at Ford Motor Credit Company and Treasurer of the National Association of Black Accountants (NABA) – Detroit Chapter connected with MICPA CEO Bob Doyle for a frank discussion of the diversity in the profession as well as growing awareness of the CPA / accounting career path and it’s opportunities amongst African American communities. Currently only about 1% of CPAs are African American. It is the mission of NABA to develop, encourage and serve the African American community and those trying to pursue a career in accounting. Read (or view) more from this special interview with Bob and Darius and discover what you can do to foster awareness.

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The MICPA’s Vision is to Advocate, Collaborate and Educate and we're spending February advocating for you!

The 101st legislative session convened in January, which means there are new leadership and new committees that impact the profession. While the current political climate may seem like a reason to step away from politics, now is the time to ensure that we are breaking through the noise and that the CPA voice is heard throughout the policy making process. Learn more about how we are building relationships!

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Disseminating Growth & the Power of Gratitude

Happy Groundhog Day! Woody, Michigan’s official groundhog made her virtual prediction from the Howell Nature Center and it looks like winter isn’t quite finished in Michigan, according to her innate wisdom. Whether our resident groundhog is right or wrong, today brings the concept of change into focus. Like the coming spring, change brings with it the opportunity for rebirth and new growth…  

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Our 120th Anniversary

Happy New Year (Can I still say that on January 19?!?) We are particularly excited to welcome you into 2021 because it is a special year for our association. A new mission and vision for the future combine with 120 years of service

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MICPA CEO Bob Doyle Seeks Member Feedback

Without question, this year has been a challenge for everyone. In our constant quest to improve, MICPA CEO Bob Doyle asks MICPA members to offer their feedback and let us know how we can better serve you in this challenging time, and always.

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MICPA CEO Bob Doyle Discusses Hispanic Heritage Month with Michigan ALPFA President

Juliette Antwan, president of the Michigan Chapter of the Association of Latino Professionals for America (ALPFA) and Global IT Audit Manager at Aptiv spoke with me more about Hispanic Heritage Month, which is recognized from September 15 – October 15 each year and celebrates the histories, cultures and contributions of American citizens whose ancestors came from Spain, Mexico, the Caribbean and Central and South America.

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MICPA CEO Bob Doyle Recognizes Outgoing Board Chair & Members

This year has been a pivotal time for us, yet with new challenges come new opportunities to grow, learn and contribute. As we recognize the efforts of our members for all they do within their communities I, and the entire MICPA, are proud to welcome new leadership into the board as they take up the baton from their predecessors.

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Virtual Learning This Fall

I can’t believe it’s already September! I hope you’ve had a chance to enjoy your summer despite the COVID-19 crisis. It has flown by for me as I continue to transition into my new role and listen and learn from our members.

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Advocating for YOU in Lansing

Last Tuesday (July 28, 2020) I had the great opportunity to testify before the Senate Regulatory Reform Committee to express the CPA profession’s concerns with Senate Bill 40. The hearing was held in the Capitol, utilizing appropriate COVID safety precautions. I love visiting Michigan’s Capitol! It’s such a cool building that is full of history. I always get excited walking into the building, from my first field trip tour in 3rd grade to the awesome opportunity I had in high school to participate in a model legislative session on the Senate floor as part of the Boys’ State program. This hearing took place in the original room where the Michigan Supreme Court met; so cool!

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MICPA Releases Reopening Toolkit for Members & Their Clients

The onset and disruption stemming from COVID-19 has reminded us that our teams are our most important and valuable assets. Without them we would be unable to provide services, manufacture products or operate effectively.

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Introducing Our CPE Concierge Service

As all Michigan CPAs know, the deadline for earning your 40-hours of continuing education is June 30, 2020. THIS DATE WILL NOT BE EXTENDED!

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Continuing to Help Small Businesses in Michigan

We’ve continued to have the opportunity to partner with many different organizations to support each other and businesses throughout the state of Michigan. Our partnership with the Small Business Association of Michigan (SBAM), the State of Michigan, Rocket Mortgage and DTE Energy where we put together our resources and launch the mipaycheckprotection.com website was great.

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Speaking with You…Virtually…at the Members Advisory Symposium

This Wednesday, May 13, I finally have the opportunity to speak with you, our members! I’ve been looking forward to this since I started at the MICPA. Our annual Members Advisory Symposium has always been a great way to connect with our members, offering excellent education with an agenda of awesome speakers, and providing an update on your association.

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In Real Life, People Are Awesome

We want to do our small part in recognizing these people and companies that are part of the MICPA who are doing awesome things. Please help us #AcCountTheWays that CPAs and others in the accounting profession are making a difference as we work together to fight COVID-19.

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MICPA Partnering to Help Small Businesses in Michigan

Over the last week, we’ve had the opportunity to partner with several great organizations to help small businesses here in Michigan take full advantage of the CARES Act - Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).

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A Great Transition

Hi, I’m Bob Doyle, the new President & CEO of the MICPA. I’ve decided to start this blog so I can “speak” directly with you, our members, along with other stakeholders within the Michigan accounting community.

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Michigan Tax Deadline Extended to July 15, 2020

A word from MICPA President & CEO Bob Doyle.

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