Accounting for California Podcast

Accounting for California Podcast

The Accounting for California Podcast series is produced by the California Board of Accountancy, spotlighting individuals and issues important to the profession in California. Each episode will feature a guest speaking in depth about a particular topic, from the CBA’s licensing or renewal processes to new legislation or regulations affecting you and your business.

Episode VI – with CBA President Katrina L. Salazar, CPA (January 2023)

Hear from newly elected President Salazar as she begins her second term as CBA President on her priorities for 2023, why it’s important to her to represent California at the national level as she does, why an increased focus on diversity is key to the future of the accounting profession, and why you should volunteer to serve on the CBA or one of its advisory committees.

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Portrait of CBA President Katrina L. Salazar, CPA

Episode V – with CBA Special Projects Manager Suzanne Gracia and CBA License Renewal and Continuing Competency Manager Sarah Benedict (September 2022)

Learn all about CBA Connect, the CBA’s new online license renewal system. How to create an account is covered, along with all the features and new methods of communication intended make your next renewal a more pleasant experience.

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Portrait of CBA Special Projects Manager Suzanne Gracia and CBA License Renewal and Continuing Competency Manager Sarah Benedict (September 2022)

Episode IV – with CBA Enforcement Chief Dominic Franzella (July 2022)

What is the role of the CBA’s Enforcement Division, and what are the most common reasons licensees may be referred to enforcement? Get to know more about this group that’s looking out for California consumers, and how you can help them maintain the integrity of the CPA license.

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Portrait of Enforcement Chief Dominic Franzella

Episode III – with CBA Examination Unit Manager Denise Murata (March 2022)

Learn about the changes benefitting CPA Exam candidates brought about by Assembly Bill 298 (Irwin), new legislation which took effect January 1. The new law potentially shortens the amount of time it will take for candidates to obtain their CPA license.

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Portrait of Denise Murata CBA Examination Unit Manager

Episode II – with CBA License Renewal and Continuing Competency Unit Manager Sarah Benedict (January 2022)

Go in depth with the ins and outs of license renewal, from CE requirements to Peer Review. Whether you recently obtained your CPA, or you’ve been licensed for years, there’s sure to be something in this episode you didn’t know before.

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Portrait of Sarah Benedict, CBA License Renewal and Continuing Competency Unit Manager

Episode I – with CBA President Michael M. Savoy, CPA (December 2021)

Get to know President Savoy as he begins his unprecedented third term as CBA President. Listen to learn about his priorities for the CBA in 2022, why he thinks accounting is an ideal profession for the future, and what he likes to do when he’s not in the office.

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Portrait of Michael M. Savoy, CPA