AccountingWEB Life news January 2012

AccountingWEB Life

Get More Done by Doing Less

There's no denying that technology enhances workflow and improves efficiencies. But for some professionals, too much of a good thing is becoming a burdensome distraction. Most of us are just trying to do too much and not getting enough done.
AccountingWEB Life

The Accountant Is In

Sometimes when I pass a small local business, I'll see a sign on the door that reads something like, "Gone for Lunch, Be Back at 1" or "On Vacation, Will Return Monday." It must be nice to dictate your own schedule and not be tied to your office working around the clock.
Practice Management

KPMG Repair Regulations Survey - Tax Execs Unsure of Business Impact

Tax executives are unsure what impact the IRS’s recently released “Repair Regulations” might have on their businesses, but they expect the new rules to be more difficult to administer or comply with in practice, according to results of a survey conducted by KPMG LLP, the audit, tax, and advisory firm.
AccountingWEB Life

How CPAs Juggle Distractions to Focus on Work

An endless flow of e-mails, chatty coworkers, unexpected clients knocking on your door, and phones that never stop ringing – sound all too familiar? If so, you're not alone. The real question is – how do you stay focused amid the chaos?
AccountingWEB Life

Karen Goodfriend Receives AICPA's 2011 PFP Distinguished Service Award

On January 17, the AICPA recognized Karen Goodfriend's long history of service when it named her the recipient of its 2011 Personal Financial Planning Distinguished Service Award. The award is given annually to an AICPA volunteer who significantly contributes to the advancement of personal financial planning.
AccountingWEB Life

Cluttered Desk, Cluttered Mind

A cluttered desk is not a sign of genius. It's a big flashing indicator of messiness. "Desk space is the highest value real estate in your office and should not be used as a storage station," says Paul Burton, who frequently speaks to accountants and lawyers about the productivity challenges they face.
Practice

Results of SocialCPAs 2011 Social Media Survey

SocialCPAs published its Social Media Survey in December. The survey was developed to gain an understanding of how the accounting profession is adopting or avoiding social media. Barry MacQuarrie, CPA, of SocialCPAs surveyed hundreds of accounting professionals and received responses from eighteen countries.
Practice Management

Tighten Up Your Time Management – Four Tips for the New Year

Michael Goodman CPA, CFP, PFS, has always been sensitive to time management. Nearly sixteen years ago, he took a personal productivity class that has influenced the way he conducts his days. Since that class, Goodman has been creating and systemizing his time management procedures.
Practice Development

Paychex Introduces Website to Spur Small Business Development

In the more than forty years Rochester, New York–based Paychex, Inc. has been in business, its mission has been to provide excellent payroll, human resources, and benefits outsourcing solutions to the backbone of the American economy – small and medium-sized businesses.
AccountingWEB Life

Five Techniques for Corralling Your E-mail Inbox

Like it or not, your e-mail inbox is likely the place where you spend the majority of your time at work. That means it's time to take some practical steps to improve your handling of e-mail; i.e., spend less time in your inbox and more time on productive, value-added activities.

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