Alexandria Romero from McPherson, Goodrich, Paolucci & Mihelich, PC Selected to Attend AICPA’s 2019 Leadership Academy
Alexandria Romero, CPA, MPAcc was one of only 38 CPAs honored by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) as a member of the Leadership Academy’s 11th graduating class. Alexandria was selected based on her exceptional leadership skills and professional experience for the four-day Leadership Academy program, which will be held from October 6-10 in Durham, N.C.
Alexandria is a Certified Public Accountant at McPherson, Goodrich, Paolucci & Mihelich, PC, a public accounting firm in Pueblo, Colorado. There she performs audits, prepares tax returns and provides accounting services, as well as manages the firm’s social media accounts. Alexandria earned her Bachelor’s degree in accounting from Colorado State University – Fort Collins and her Master’s degree in professional accounting from Colorado State University – Global.
Alexandria is on the Board of Directors for the Pueblo Downtown Association and serves as Treasurer for the Southern Colorado Runners Group and the Junior League of Pueblo. Alexandria has worked with the Colorado Society of CPA’s as a member of the planning committee for their Emerging Leaders Symposium since its inception in 2017. Recently, she was honored as one of the 40 Under 40 Emerging Leaders by the Pueblo Latino Chamber of Commerce.
The AICPA Leadership Academy was designed to strengthen and expand the leadership skills of promising young professionals while they network with a peer group of talented and motivated CPAs.
The Leadership Academy features career-development workshops and sessions with some of the accounting profession’s most prominent influencers, including William (Bill) Reeb CPA, CITP, CGMA, chair of the American Institute of CPAs, Barry Melancon, CPA, CGMA, American Institute of CPAs president and CEO, Association of Certified Professional Accountants CEO, and Mark Koziel, CPA, CGMA, Executive Vice President – Firm Services, Association of Certified Professional Accountants.
Participants were selected from public accounting firms of all sizes, business and industry, academia and consulting firms.
The 2019 Leadership Academy attendees were recommended by their employers, state CPA societies or both. Candidates submitted resumes and a statement explaining how participating in the Leadership Academy would impact them personally and professionally. They also wrote an essay on the topic “The future will bring significant changes to the accounting profession. What do leaders have to get right in order to successfully lead?”
To date, 351 CPAs have participated in the AICPA Leadership Academy, many of whom have gone on to take on leadership positions in their firms, businesses and volunteer organizations.
More information about the AICPA Leadership Academy is available online.
Recently there have been numerous different types of tax scams. Below is an article from the IRS outlining a few of these scams and what you should do if you find yourself a target.
Source:Tax scams/consumer alerts. IRS, https://www.irs.gov/newsroom/tax-scams-consumer-alerts
Tax Scams / Consumer Alerts
Scams Targeting Taxpayers
A sophisticated phone scam targeting taxpayers, including recent immigrants, has been making the rounds throughout the country. Callers claim to be IRS employees, using fake names and bogus IRS identification badge numbers. They may know a lot about their targets, and they usually alter the caller ID to make it look like the IRS is calling.
Victims are told they owe money to the IRS and it must be paid promptly through a gift card or wire transfer. Victims may be threatened with arrest, deportation or suspension of a business or driver’s license. In many cases, the caller becomes hostile and insulting. Victims may be told they have a refund due to try to trick them into sharing private information. If the phone isn't answered, the scammers often leave an “urgent” callback request.
Soliciting Form W-2 information from payroll and human resources professionals.
Surge in Email, Phishing and Malware Schemes
Fraudsters Posing as Taxpayer Advocacy Panel
Additional Recent Tax Scams
FYI... Effective January 1, 2018, the City of Pueblo's sales tax rate has increased to 3.7%.
Ever wonder how to imporve your reitrement life in the future? The article below names 3 things that will do just that!