emerging-leaders-certificateJuly 24, 2014 – Los Angeles, CA – Smith Marion & Co. Associates – Laura Maurizi, Anna Nicdao, Mark Smith and Senior Associate – Timothy May, CPA attended the California Society of Certified Public Accountants Emerging Leaders certificate program at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel. This certificate program is specially designed to develop leadership skills of those in the field of accounting. Local leaders in the CPA profession share their personal experiences of how they learned to think and excel as a CPA leader. With conference topics designed to train students in value-based leadership, planning for success and detecting fraud, this program is geared toward preparing future CPA leaders.

David Marion, CPA – Managing Partner at Smith Marion & Co. comments, “The Cal CPA Emerging Leaders certificate program is a two day workshop that provides a forum to develop critical leadership skills with a network of peers while gaining exposure to leaders in the profession. As a firm, we recognize that these are extremely valuable skills in managing relationships with the team members, as well as our clients. This is a great opportunity for some of our key staff members.”

The California Society of Certified Public Accountants is a 501(c)(3) with over 40,000 members; making it the largest statewide professional association of certified public accountants in the United States. CalCPA is dedicated to increasing the value of the CPA profession and providing the resources CPA’s need to succeed.