AccountingWEB Life news June 2012

Practice

Succession Planning: Preparing for Success

Jeffery Mowery describes his firm, Mowery & Schoenfeld LLC, as an attractive and viable exit strategy for smaller firms who don't have a succession plan in place.
A&A

Global Survey on Business Ethics

A recent global survey on business ethics explored key ethical questions faced by accounting firms. Read the results and see how other accounting firms are addressing the issue of ethics with an internal code of conduct.
Community News

J.H. Cohn Donates $150,000 to Kids' Charities

J.H. Cohn LLP donated a total of $150,000 to two Cohn for Kids‒supported charities at its twenty-first Annual Charity Golf Invitational held June 11.
Education & Careers

Rules of Engagement - View on Jobs Outlook

Findings from the latest Randstad Engagement Index show finance and accounting employees believe the job market is going to pick up, and when it does, many plan to leave their current positions for a better job.
Community News

AAM Announces Marketing Achievement Award Winners

The Association for Accounting Marketing (AAM) distributed thirty-eight Marketing Achievement Awards to twenty-four different firms in recognition of their achievements in accounting marketing and communications.
Practice

President Pushes Small Biz Tax Credits

June 8, President Obama hosted a White House press conference to urge Congress to pass “in full” the “bipartisan” jobs plan he introduced in September 2011 and the tax credits listed in his “job creating To-Do List for Congress.”
Education & Careers

Build Your Practice - Give Clients Personal Attention

The never-ending challenge for accountants is not only to acquire new clients, but also to keep their existing ones. To achieve this, you need to get personal.
Education & Careers

PCAOB's 2012-2013 Academic Year Scholarship Program

The PCAOB announced the colleges and universities that will be participating in the PCAOB Scholarship Program for the 2012‒2013 academic year. Forty-three merit-based scholarships of $10,000 each are to be awarded.
A&A

Experts Say Financial Abuse of Elderly Getting Worse

Results of the IPT's Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation Survey reveal that 84 percent of respondents who deal with investment fraud/financial exploitation of senior citizens agree that the problem is getting worse.
A&A

Accounting Profession Faces Huge Challenges

Gail Kinsella, the newly elected president of the NYSSCPA, shares her perspective on the challenges the NYSSCPA and the profession as a whole must be prepared to deal with in the near term.
Tax

The Tax 'Miseducation' of Lauryn Hill

Grammy Award winner Lauryn Hill has been charged with failing to pay taxes on income totaling $1.8 million.
Education & Careers

You're Fired - What Now?

Unfortunately, getting fired can happen to any of us. Even if it's not your fault, it can happen. Experts estimate that at least 250,000 workers are illegally or unjustly fired each year.
Education & Careers

Robert Half Report: Third-Quarter Hiring Plans

Nearly nine in ten (88 percent) executives surveyed for the quarterly Robert Half Professional Employment Report said they anticipate no changes to the size of their teams in the next three months.
Technology

Dumb Down Your Smartphone

Thanks to our smartphones (along with tablets, other handhelds, etc.) we no longer have to fret about having nothing to do.