The WashingtonCPA is a quarterly magazine produced by the WSCPA for its members. The magazine includes articles on various accounting, tax, and professional development topics, as well as profiles of individual WSCPA members and a fun crossword!

Below, you'll find the most recent magazine articles formatted for the web.

The WashingtonCPA Articles

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    Catching Up on Revenue Recognition

    by Laura Hay, CPA, CPE | Jan 04, 2018
    The implementation date for new revenue recognition requirements is rapidly approaching. What should organizations do if they find themselves underprepared?
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    The February Surprise

    by Mark Hugh, CPA | Nov 08, 2017
    In early February 2018, the King County Assessor’s office will mail bills for property taxes due in 2018. And, in a single lump sum, homeowners and business property owners in the county will suddenly understand the impact of the Washington State Legislature’s new property tax levy for basic education. Find out why it may be known in the future as the Valentine’s Day Massacre 2018.
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    Not-For-Profit Financial Reporting: It’s Time for a Change

    by Julleen Snyder, CPA | Nov 08, 2017
    FASB has issued Accounting Standards Update No. 2016-14 Not-for-Profit Entities, the first major change to financial reporting for not-for-profits since 1993. Time for old and young dogs to learn a few new tricks. Are you ready?
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    The Pace of Change vs. The Pace of Acceptance

    by Tom G. Donaghy, CPA | Nov 08, 2017
    Will robots ever completely replace the services of the CPA, attorney, or financial advisor? Won't there always be a need for advice, interpretation, and human interaction?
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    Understanding What Members Value

    by Kimberly Scott | Nov 08, 2017
    Membership organizations all over the nation are facing challenges, everything from attracting and retaining members to providing valuable member benefits to diverse groups of members. Just like any other business, the WSCPA needs to listen to members and adapt to address your changing needs and the marketplace.
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Read the Digital Version of The WashingtonCPA

Below, find the full digital version of the most recent issue of The WashingtonCPA, as well as a link to the full magazine archive.

Winter 2019

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Digital versions of The WashingtonCPA are hosted by Issuu. Click here for the full archive.

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