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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    Summer 2018 Crossword Puzzle

    by WSCPA | Jul 19, 2018
    Do you like crossword puzzles? The WSCPA is continuing a new fun section! Read on and find the solution to the newest puzzle in The WashingtonCPA.
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    Washington State Board of Accountancy Rules on Electronic Records: A CPA’s Responsibilities in Complying with Record Requests

    by Mark Hugh, CPA | May 09, 2018
    Record requests, especially by former clients, create high risk. Every year the Washington State Board of Accountancy (WBOA), because of client complaints, disciplines multiple CPAs who fail to follow the minimum requirements in the WBOA’s rule to return client records. Mark Hugh explains the minimum requirements of Board rule WAC 4-30-051 that CPAs should carefully review and follow with every record request.
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    So Many Great People, So Little Time

    by Tom G. Donaghy, CPA | Apr 24, 2018
    As his year as Board Chair comes to a close,Tom shares his thoughts about the opportunity he had to serve such an amazing organization. A very busy year, with a new CEO who took charge immediately and developed a challenging new strategic plan with the help of numerous Society members, professional consultants, immediate staff, and current board members.
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    New WSCPA Purpose Statement and Strategic Plan: Stimulating Change and Progress

    by Kimberly Scott, CAE | Apr 24, 2018
    Last summer, as the WSCPA Board of Directors and staff embarked on a journey to create a new strategic plan, we started by contemplating purpose, and asking “Why is the WSCPA here?” Although we didn’t finalize a purpose statement right away, we did agree that member focus is the core of the WSCPA’s purpose.
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    Spring 2018 Crossword Puzzle

    by WSCPA | Apr 24, 2018
    Do you like crossword puzzles? The WSCPA is continuing a new fun section! Read on and find the solution to the newest puzzle in The Washington CPA.
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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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