In this issue: Notes from the Chair. Meet the 14 BC 2017 CFE writers who made the national honour roll. CPABC 2017 Member Engagement Tour. Why enabling competencies are crucial to CPA success. CPABC 2017 Budget Submission. International Education Standard (IES) 8, Professional Competence for Engagement Partners Responsible for Audits of Financial Statements (Revised): new competency assessment for audit licencees. Deduct vs. capitalize expenses for income tax purposes. Volunteer tax services. A profile of CPABC member Cathy McLay, CPA, CMA, ICD.D, TransLink's former executive vice president of finance, corporate services.