Our Withum Partners’ Network provides support to smaller accounting firms on matters they are unable to handle or to assist in practice management issues.

This blog was named for that Partners’ Network but actually provides my opinions and views on myriad issues clients are concerned with and not necessarily assistance for colleagues. However, I post a weekly column that is directed toward accountants at www.accountingtoday.com and have been doing that for six years. If you want to find out more about that column here is a link to my 312th consecutive column ending the sixth year there.

Today’s blog announces the reconfiguration of the Partners’ Network (but it will have no effect on my blogs which will continue as is). Effective for 2020 the Withum Partner’s Network will no longer present live programs. Rather we are migrating to a webinar and podcast model that seems to be more popular and more in keeping with colleagues’ preferences.

The webinar programs will initially be presented at https://withum.cpaacademy.org/. You will need to register there, but there is no charge for most of the programs. I, along with many other Withum partners, will be presenting programs on that site. The initial programs that I will be presenting are as follows, and are for free:

  • 12/16 – 4pm ET How to start an accounting practice
  • 12/23 – 11am ET Tax strategies for clients with collectibles
  • 1/7 – 4pm ET Reviewing Individual Tax Returns
  • 1/10 – 11am ET How to Get Started Performing Forensic Investigations
  • 1/16 – 10am ET Overview of Bankruptcy
  • 1/20 – 11am ET Peeling away the Layers of a Financial Statement to Provide Essential Advice

I will continue to make available my speech or webinar handouts and reply to requests sent to me at [email protected] . I also will be updating my tax season checklists by the end of January and that will be announced on the NJCPA, NYSSCPA, NCACPA and NcCPAp Open Forums and also in my Art of Accounting columns posted Monday afternoons at www.accountingtoday.com. Also, I post periodic Q&As at www.CPATrendlines.com and a monthly tax blog. These are all free.

As has been done for the past 30+ years, colleagues can continue to contact me, Peter or Frank with their practice management or technical questions. We endeavor to respond if we, or the appropriate specialist at Withum, can provide an answer without having to look anything up. If the question needs any type of research we will inform our colleague of this and the charge and the time table for a response. To contact us, send an email with a very brief description of the issue and provide your phone number so you could be called with the response. Our email addresses are:

If any readers want to purchase any of my books or any other product from www.CPATrendlines.com use discount code EdSentMe for a 25% discount on all of their products, not just mine.

We are excited about this new method of providing low-cost CPE to our friends and colleagues and look forward to continuing to hear from you with your practice management and technical questions.

All the best for the coming holiday season and New Year.

Do not hesitate to contact me with any business or financial questions at [email protected] or fill out the form below.

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