HCC Partners Offers Insights for Searching for Talent

You may be wondering, “How’s the recruiting/executive search business holding up during COVID-19? It must be extremely difficult.” These times are more challenging than most—with candidates unable to decide if they want to be considered for a new job during a pandemic. Childcare issues, unwillingness to give up unemployment compensation, fear of infection if they must work on-site and the financial stability of the new company have been getting in the way of recruiting talent in 2020. These issues have caused some candidates to hide behind their emails and LinkedIn profiles, even though employers are trying to fill positions quickly, for both short-term and long-term needs.

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Robert S. Barnett to Speak at NCCPAP ATS Virtual Conference

Robert S. Barnett, CPA, Esq., MS (Taxation), Founding Partner of Capell Barnett Matalon & Schoenfeld LLP, will be presenting four sessions at the this year’s Annual NCCPAP Accounting & Tax Symposium. As a past President of the Educational Foundation of the Nassau/Suffolk Chapter of NCCPAP, Mr. Barnett is well known to the Symposium attendees and presents his topics with knowledge, personality and humor.

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NCCPAP Issues October 2020 President’s Message

NCCPAP President, Neil H. Fishman, CPA, CFE, FCPA, CAMS, issues his final President’s Letter as he moves into the Past President role in November. In this letter, Neil recalls all that NCCPAP has accomplished during his two-year term with the help of his Executive Board.

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Frank A. Gallo to Speak at NCCPAP ATS Virtual Conference

Frank A. Gallo, Managing Partner of Gallo & Company CPA’s LLP of Jericho, NY is a long-standing member of NCCPAP, a member of the Nassau/Suffolk Chapter of NCCPAP, Board Member of the Educational Foundation of the Nassau/Suffolk Chapter of NCCPAP, and Vice President of NCCPAP at the national level. Mr. Gallo will present 4 different topics at the Symposium. This is his sixth year as a Symposium presenter.

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NCCPAP Tax Symposium Keynote Speaker Announced

Scott Peterson, Vice President of U.S. Tax Policy and Government Relations, at Avalara—a Seattle-based tax compliance software company that helps to manage the complexity of sales tax nexus—will be a Keynote Speaker at this year’s NCCPAP Accounting & Tax Symposium (ATS 2020), taking place on November 10, 13, 18, and Mr. Peterson, who has particular expertise in tax law relative to ‘Wayfair’, will speak from the perspective of CPAs and how they can best service their business clients.

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NCCPAP Publishes IRS Update

NCCPAP’s Immediate Past President and current Tax Chair, Steve Mankowski, CPA, recently attended the September 2020 IRS meeting. Topics include: IRS Highlights, Taxpayer First Office, Office of Professional Responsibility, Return Preparer Office, and Wage & Investment.

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Neil D. Katz to Speak at NCCPAP ATS Virtual Conference


Neil D. Katz, J.D., LL.M, CPA, Managing Partner of Katz Chwat, P.C. President and Principal Lecturer at Katz Tax Seminars, LLC in Melville, NY and a long-standing member of the National Conference of CPA Practitioners (NCCPAP), will be presenting two topics at the this year’s Annual NCCPAP Accounting & Tax Symposium (ATS 2020), taking place on November 10, 13, 18, and 19. As has been his tradition for many years, he will be presenting 1040 Update: Federal Individual Income Taxes 2020 in two session to symposium attendees. His materials will be the most current available. In addition to the SECURE Act (passed in late 2019) and the CARES Act (passed in 2020 in response to COVID-19), the Federal Government has been busy addressing issues that still linger from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act. During the sessions, he will focus on preparing CPAs, EAs and attorneys for planning discussions with their clients as this fiscal year come to an end, as well as help them ready themselves and their clients for filing their 2020 individual tax returns next year.

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Renown Liability and Professional Ethics Expert, to Present at NCCPAP ATS

This year’s NCCPAP Accounting and Tax Symposium Attendees are in for quite a treat. Beanna J. Whitlock, EA, CSA is a Partner at Whitlock Tax Service in Canyon Lake, TX, Executive Director of the National Center for Professional Education (NCPE) Fellowship, former IRS Information Reporting Program Advisory Council Member, former IRS Commissioner’s Advisory Committee Member, and former IRS Director of National Public Liaison for Commissioner Mark Everson. She will be speaking on a number of topics crucially important to current events at this year’s Annual NCCPAP Accounting & Tax Symposium (ATS 2020), taking place on November 10, 13, 18, and 19.

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