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Chapter Northeast Chapter: Financial Professionals Open 2024
6/17/2024 11:00:00 AM
Wolferts Roost Country Club, Albany
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9/4/2024 8:00:00 AM
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Business and Industry Conference (Northeast Chapter Satellite)
10/30/2024 8:50:00 AM
BST & Co. CPAs, LLP, Latham
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11/20/2024 6:00:00 PM
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CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

 

Dear Members,

There are several officer/board openings, due to the expiring terms of current members. Officer terms are for one, while director terms are for one or two years. All terms become effective at the beginning of the chapter’s new fiscal year, which starts on June 1.

The Northeast Chapter Nominating Committee invites chapter CPA members to submit names (you may also submit your own) for officer  (president-elect, vice president, treasurer, and secretary) and director positions.

How to submit nominations 

  • Email your nomination(s) no later than Wednesday, May 15th, 2024, to Beth Van Bladel (bvanbladel@bstco.com
  • Indicate the board or officer position in the subject line. 
  • Include why you want to serve, along with a brief professional background or biography.
  • Compliance with CPA licensing rules and NYSSCPA membership requirements is required. 

Becoming an officer/director of the chapter’s board allows members to make an important contribution to the profession and provides numerous leadership opportunities. You can help the chapter develop strategies and execute its significant initiatives while enhancing your own professional network, leadership skills, and career goals.

What is required of a board member?

  • Attendance at board meetings in person (once NYSSCPA offices re-open) or via conference call. There are approximately 12 board meetings per year.
  • Participation, when possible, in CPE seminars and social, professional, and charitable events sponsored by the chapter, in addition to developing and helping to coordinate chapter events.
  • Officer positions also have additional specific requirements.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact:

Beth Van Bladel (bvanbladel@bstco.com

Northeast Chapter wraps up 2023 with two events focused on new and future CPAs

January/February 2024

By LAURA GRIPPIN
Northeast Chapter NextGen Committee Member

The Northeast Chapter rounded out 2023 with two great events.

The NextGen Committee hosted a night of axe throwing at Generation Axe on Dec. 7. Those who came to test their axe-throwing skills varied across multiple firms and industries. This was a great event, which allowed young professionals such as myself to connect with others who share similar professional goals. Many who attended this event are in the beginning stages of their careers—either preparing to take CPA exams or having recently passed the exams—and it was a great way to connect and unwind in a stress-free environment. Many thanks to our event sponsors: Robert Half, BST, The Bonadio Group, FAZ CPAs, UHY, MMB + CO, and Spring Street Tax Resources.

The Educators Committee organized a two-day visit to Averill Park High School on Dec. 13–14. We paired up and spoke to five of Terry Miller’s financial algebra classes. I decided to go into the profession of accounting in high school, and I wanted to try and inspire others to enter into the profession. There are so many great benefits to being an accountant and many avenues—such as tax, audit or even outsourcing, which is the field I am currently in. It was great to get to interact with the high schoolers and answer their questions about colleges and what the career path of an accountant looks like.

The students were very engaged and had tons of questions; they significantly added to the conversation, which makes me excited for this next group of high schoolers entering college and the professional world. I think this school will be the first of many that the Northeast Chapter will visit. Being a resource for these students, as others have been for me, is a journey that I am excited to begin. Many thanks to Steven M. Lewis for getting us invited to Averill Park High School, and thanks to the other volunteers who made the time to share their experiences: Saolam Nguyen, Christopher E. Sauers, Kimberly Wright, Jeremy Cole, Stephen A. Angrisano, Sharon L. Jurs and Beth van Bladel.

lgrippin@bstco.com


   
 Members of the Northeast Chapter who attended the axe-throwing event at Generation Axe on Dec. 7.  Northeast Chapter President Beth van Bladel and NextGen Committee member Laura Grippin at the Averill Park High School visit. 

   
 Northeast Chapter Treasurer/NextGen Committee Co-Chair Saolam Nguyen and NextGen Committee Co-Chair Steven M. Lewis address students at Averill Park High School. Northeast Chapter NextGen Committee Co-Chair Steven M. Lewis and Northeast Chapter board member Christopher E. Sauers speak to students at Averill Park High School.


Northeast Chapter hosts another successful Day at the Races

September/October 2023


By KYLENE FITSIK
Northeast Chapter Executive Board Member and Day at the Races Committee Chair

The Northeast Chapter successfully hosted its Second Annual Day at the Races at the Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 3. The chapter reserved the Spa Veranda, which included comfortable lounge furniture, mounted televisions, betting machines, food, drinks and private access to the racetrack for exclusive trackside viewing. Registration was limited to 50 people, and it was a sold-out event. The networking event built connections not only from within the Northeast Chapter, but also with professionals from various local firms and NYSSCPA members traveling from downstate and the Adirondacks.

NYSSCPA CEO Calvin Harris Jr. traveled north from New York City to attend the event. The chapter thanks him, the Society staff and the planning committee members for their support in helping to execute another successful event.

Thank you to Cresa, Bank of America and Robert Half, for sponsoring the event.

The strength of the Northeast Chapter resides in the involvement of the members. Planning, leading and executing events continue to be a success for the chapter, as many members share in the excitement of networking and growing their connections. The Northeast Chapter looks forward to carrying the momentum on and planning upcoming events.

kfitsik@bonadio.com


 
 Members of the NYSSCPA enjoying the Second Annual Day at the Races at the Saratoga Race Course on Aug. 3.



The Northeast Chapter’s future resides in its NextGen members

July/August 2023


By BETH VAN BLADEL
Northeast Chapter President

The Northeast Chapter is in full swing (yes, pun intended) with our 2023 summer events. Both the Financial Professionals Golf Open and NextGen CPAs/CPA Candidates ValleyCats Baseball Night were a great success! I am looking forward to our Saratoga Day at the Races on Aug. 3.

The accounting profession has changed significantly over the past 30 years. When I was a NextGen member, it was incredibly competitive to obtain a position on a chapter board or even ascend to the role of chapter president. But times have changed, and with competing demands and efforts to maintain a balanced personal/professional life, the drive (yes, pun intended) to assume a leadership role in the chapter is not as appealing.

But then I look at these pictures and see our chapter’s NextGen members showing up to plan and participate in chapter events. I see the Northeast Chapter’s future. It is because of this incredible group of energetic professionals that I remain president of the Northeast Chapter. I will continue to lead and mentor until they meet the NYSSCPA requirements and receive support from their firms to join the board and ascend through the officer ranks.

Now here is my ask:

Partners, directors and managers: Please support and encourage NextGen participation in chapter events.

NextGen members: Please reach out to me if you would like to know more about our chapter. I promise that the professional development benefits are endless. My own career path is evidence of that.

bvanbladel@bstco.com

 

   
Northeast Chapter members enjoying the Financial Professionals Golf Open on June 12. Northeast Chapter members attending the NextGen CPAs/CPA Candidates ValleyCats Baseball Night on June 29.



Northeast Chapter to host summer networking events and programs aimed at increasing the CPA pipeline

May/June 2023


By BETH VAN BLADEL
Northeast Chapter President

and TIMOTHY J. DOYLE
Northeast Chapter Educators Committee Chair

The Northeast Chapter will be hosting the following events this summer:

Monday, June 12: Financial Professionals Golf Outing 
Thursday, June 29: NextGen CPAs/CPA Candidates ValleyCats Baseball Night
Thursday, Aug. 3: Saratoga Racetrack Day at the Races (information to come)

If you have any questions about the above events, please contact Beth van Bladel at her email address below.

In addition, the Northeast Chapter’s Educators Committee has been busy planning several events and initiatives in recent months. As the public accounting industry continues to search for the next generation of public accountants, the industry has had to rethink outreach strategies and approaches to better communicate why we believe public accounting is a great profession. As graduation rates and the number of incoming college students in the accounting fields continue to drop, these activities are vital to finding the next generation of accounting professionals.

On June 26 and 27, the Northeast Chapter will host the Career Opportunities in the Accounting Profession (COAP) event at Siena College.

The COAP program provides real insights into opportunities in public accounting, and an introduction to the college experience and related opportunities. The program has long been an initiative of the Society’s efforts to recruit underrepresented individuals into the accounting profession. However, the program is open to all, regardless of race, color, national origin or sex.

The Moynihan Scholarship Fund (MSF) sponsors the COAP program, with eight college campuses across New York state.

Thank you to the Society, Siena College and the Northeast Chapter for all their efforts in making this event a success each year. Anyone wishing to apply to the COAP program should complete the online application.

Additionally, the committee has been working on developing relationships with local schools and nonprofits to offer outreach programs that expose high school students to the many interesting people, experiences and opportunities that exist in the accounting profession. More on that in the upcoming months.

If you would like to get involved with the Northeast Chapter Educators Committee, please contact Tim Doyle at his email address below.

bvanbladel@bstco.com, tdoyle@bonadio.com


Message from the Chapter President:

What the Northeast Chapter of the NYSSCPA means to me –

When I first joined the Northeast Chapter, I was inspired to start the Northeast Chapter Young CPA Committee (now known as the NextGen Committee) because I did not want to be the only Young CPA in the room at Chapter events.  This experience helped me to develop my skills in networking, project management and public speaking.  As a Young CPA I joined the Board of Directors and ascended through the ranks of Secretary, Treasurer, Vice President, President-Elect, and President.  

My experience representing the Northeast Chapter on the Statewide Board of Directors expanded my professional network beyond the Capital Region and helped to develop my skills in negotiation and diplomacy. Feeling isolated as the only CPA in an organization, I started the Northeast Chapter CFO Committee so that our members in industry (including me) have a support system.

I am truly indebted to the NYSSCPA and the leaders of the Northeast Chapter for their mentorship and opportunities to develop my professional network, leadership skills and career goals.

The strength of the Northeast Chapter resides in the engagement of our members. I am excited to see our members taking advantage of Chapter professional development opportunities by attending events and assuming leadership roles on the Chapter Board and Committees.

Recruitment for Fiscal year 2024-2025 is underway and will close on May 31st. Please consider getting involved by joining one of our committees, the Board of Directors, or the Executive Board.  Just send me an e-mail noting your professional background and expression of interest at bvanbladel@bstco.com

Thank you for your consideration,

Beth van Bladel, CPA Director CFO for Hire, a division of BST & Co. CPAs, LLP

Please note – All nominees must be in compliance with CPA licensing rules and NYSSCPA membership requirements.  




Committee information is not available at this time.
 
Beth van Bladel - Northeast Chapter- president21

The presiding President of the Northeast Chapter is Beth van Bladel.
Chartered June 26, 1934, this chapter encompasses the following counties:
Albany, Columbia, Fulton, Greene, Hamilton, Herkimer, Montgomery, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, Schoharie and Washington

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