In My Opinion



Welcome to In My Opinion, a monthly feature of California CPA magazine by Anthony Pugliese, CPA, CGMA, CITP. Pugliese, CEO of CalCPA and CalCPA Education Foundation, will cover key issues and trends impacting the profession—as well as personal insights. 


November 2019: Privacy Is a Priority
The new California Consumer Privacy Act, set to take effect Jan. 1, has wide-reaching implications for CPAs and the clients and employers they serve. For CPAs in public practice, the new law may affect their own firms and those of their clients; for CPAs in business and industry, their employers also may face compliance issues.






October 2019: Family Law Issues 
In today’s times, family law complexities are growing fast in every direction. As daunting as it may seem, this evolution of a common practice area also can provide new opportunities for CPAs prepared for the change.






September 2019: Cognitive Audits
The audit of the future will look and feel very different from what we see today—it will be heavily automated through the use of technologies like robotic process automation and Blockchain. Are you ready?




August 2019: The Impact of AI
Artificial intelligence (AI) will have a profound impact on the accounting and finance profession within the next 10 years. What do I mean by AI? PwC broadly defines AI as “a collective term for computer systems that can sense their environment, think, learn and take action in response to what they’re sensing and their objectives.”




July 2019: The First Step
As the new CEO of this great organization, I hope you will join me for an up close and personal look at the world of business, accounting and finance through my eyes. This will include a range of perspectives that I’ll share with you on key issues and trends impacting the profession—topics that push the edge of the leading edge—as well as personal insights into all things accounting, finance, business, strategy, technology and innovation. This will be a place to share my opinion … and every now and again, I hope you’ll also allow me to use a little humor.