In this issue of What Counts!, we explore the private sector, where 40 percent of our members work. Our lead story profiles three successful CPAs - Linda Pearson, Andrew Hayes and Nancy Williams -- whose career paths led them from public accounting to the private sector ... and back! We chat about "Why I Am A Member" with Gerald "Jay" Benson, who recently became a RISCPA board member as well as the tax director at Ocean State Job Lot. In our "Small State Big Impact" article, Bob DiMuccio, who is chairman, president and CEO of Amica and has been a CPA for more than three decades, shares his company's dedication to the accounting function. Our one-on-one feature showcases Jeff Allain whose contemporary version of a CPA firm combines his love of entrepreneurs with his deep roots as a CPA. For our friends in related disciplines of banking, law, insurance, and government, learn about becoming a Professional Affiliate Member (PAM) and see what inaugural members Dan Holmander and Frank Casale gain from their memberships. Our news from the profession includes a recap of the value and benefits of the AICPA's joint venture with CIMA plus the upcoming changes to the CPA exam with important advice for students from URI professor Joseph D'Adamo. Look for other news from our RISCPA leaders about what's been happening at the Society and what's ahead.
August 31, 2016