In My Opinion



Welcome to In My Opinion, a monthly feature in California CPA magazine by Rich Simitian, CPA. Simitian, interim president & CEO of CalCPA and CalCPA Education Foundation, will cover key issues and trends impacting the profession—as well as personal insights. 


August 2021: The DE&I Commitment
Fostering a more accessible and inclusive environment throughout the profession is a shared responsibility, and CalCPA aims to lead by example by following good practice with respect to diversity, equity and inclusion. 


July 2021: Tech Happens
Aldo Maragoni, CalCPA associate director or communications, steps in this month to talk technology—a topic that excites some and frightens others—and CalCPA's newest member benefit, Connect online interest groups. 


June 2021: Advocacy's Advantage
As we come out of a challenging season, here are some updates on CalCPA’s advocacy efforts across several fronts. 


May 2021: Constants of Change
Transitions are a natural part of life, and we’ve all certainly seen more than usual this past year. Changes to the ways we live, work and play have been sudden—while other changes that were underway, like advances in technology, have been accelerated by necessity. Thankfully we also have many constants to be grateful for: the hardiness of our communities, the resiliency of our institutions and faith in our collective ability to learn, adapt and grow.