PBA started in 1989 with a luncheon meeting of bookkeeping professionals. By joining, we discovered the value of providing support. We realized we could help each other in our business endeavors. As a group, we could encourage the development of individuals performing bookkeeping, accounting and tax services.
In the weeks that followed, a formal organization was founded. Our membership today includes the self-employed, individuals considering a business and employees of private companies. We have members from around the San Francisco Bay Area.
Next Meeting: Tuesday December 12th with Lauren Mang and Michelle Powell to learn about Top Organizing Apps and Feng Shui Tips, with Meeting will be held in San Mateo at 7pm-8pm.
These meetings are designed to address the Association's objective to support and encourage professionals in the bookkeeping profession. The format includes a knowledgeable speaker, opportunity to network, and group discussion of relevant topics.
Joining = Member Benefits
Elected officers provide leadership for the association. All members have the opportunity to serve as an officer or committee member. Committees include Membership, Nominating, Newsletter, Marketing, Education and Program.
We encourage personal and professional growth through active participation and leadership development.
Previous Meetings In Review
We were thrilled to have Joy Hemp take the stage to talk on the subject of Non-profit Bookkeeping. Not only does Joy have more than 20 years of bookkeeping experience with non profits, she is also a founding member of the Peninsula Bookkeepers Association.in 1989. Joy discussed the challenges of non profit bookkeeping, how to handle restricted vs. unrestricted donations in Quickbooks and the use of Classes to track the various programs specific to the non-profit entity. She also brought samples of the 990 non-profit tax return to show where the data appears on the return. It was a very lively group and Joy answered lots of questions!
On October 17th we were fortunate to have our own representative from the California State Board of Equalization, now known as the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA). Susan Woo, a Supervising Tax Auditor, shared information about the history and implications of this re-structuring. She then led a lively discussion about some of the common Sales and Use Tax Mistakes - what exactly IS Use Tax? When is a sandwich taxable? How are Internet sales Taxed? Is there a flat rate tax? These and more led to a very interactive and exuberant discussion. With one of the highest number of attendees and the level of enthusiasm by the group, you can be sure that Susan will be back on our calendar in 2018.
We had a lively and informative session with professional organizer Lauren Mang last Tuesday evening. Lauren travels the world helping people get organized so they can live happier and more productive lives. We took a test to figure out our learning style, we learned how to tackle large organizational projects, the downside of multi-tasking (with a live example!), and what holds us back from getting rid of our unused "stuff". It was so fascinating and there's so much more to learn from Lauren that we have asked her to return in December, just in time for the New Year!
Calendar of Events
Tuesday December 12th
Top Organizing Apps and Feng Shui Tips, with Lauren Mang and Michelle Powell
Tuesday January 16th
Tax Law Changes for 2018, with Jean Brandt, CPA-Brandt Accounting Inc.