I’d like to be the first to congratulate all of our new CPA licensees! The time and energy you spent is precious and CalCPA recognizes this milestone by celebrating! Every new licensee is given free admission to our exclusive CalCPA event. Most firms—mine included—recognize the incredible efforts of our CPAs. I’ve even heard that my firm’s newly licensed CPAs will be arriving in style to this year’s event!
What has resonated with me since COVID is how people think about and value their time. Time is precious and we want to use it to do something meaningful. This has changed the perception of work because work is no longer considered a place, but rather something that is done—from anywhere. For those who have become newly licensed, those that passed the Exam many years ago and those just beginning the journey into the CPA profession, the work that you do is valuable. At times, it can be very difficult to recognize that value. But as a foundation of the business world, our status as trusted business advisers has been stronger than ever.
Welcome newly licensed CPAs—you are now part of a strong community of recognized leaders.
Keith Hamasaki, CPA