Members in the News
Joanne S. Barry – Executive Director and CEO
The Top People in Public Accounting – 2016
September 6, 2016
Having Dionne Warwick at your annual dinner isn’t necessarily a sign of influence — but it doesn’t hurt either, and the fundraising opportunity it created is just one very conspicuous example of the ways Barry is rethinking things at the New York society. Others include a major new conference on sustainability accounting, a proposal to open membership to non-CPA professionals, and using IT and big data solutions to target prospective members.
Anthony Mangiameli (Rochester)
Talking payroll taxes on Labor Day
WROC Rochester First
September 6, 2016
Labor Day was created more than one hundred years ago to celebrate the social and economic achievements of the American worker. Now, we all see some of our hard work get taken away from our paycheck in the form of payroll taxes. It's easy to lose sight where that money goes and how that may benefit us. CPA Anthony Mangiameli says there are actually two payroll taxes. 6.2% goes to the Social Security Administration. There's also a Medicare tax of 1.8% which goes to the Medicare fund. They're both withheld directly from the paycheck.
Salvatore Collemi (Manhattan/Bronx)
The Decline in Global Audit Quality
September 1, 2016
Ask any practicing CPA who cares about the profession, and they’ll tell you about the need for continuous improvements when it comes to a public accounting firm’s system of quality control policies and procedures. This need is at the very heart of the dynamic world of auditing, where subjectivity and the professional judgment of the auditor meet. There are some who understand what needs to be done at the grassroots level and are taking proactive steps.