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3 Tips on How Your Firm Can Find the Right Qualified Accounting Candidate

A new study by The Execu/Search Group also identified the top technical and soft skills employers are looking for.
Practice

Five Performance Steps to Make Your Firm Super Bowl-Tough

Take some tips for improving your firm from some football winners. Instill gridiron toughness in your office.
Practice

Learn Why 'Sell' Doesn't Have to Be a Four-Letter Word for Accountants

There's bad history, fear, and stigmas associated with selling. Maybe you don't understand what selling really is.
Practice

Why You May Be Serving the Wrong Clients—and How You Can Fix It

When choosing clients, understand that more isn't necessarily better. More is usually just more.
Practice

How to Not Completely Screw Up Your Firm's Pricing Policy: Part 2

Focus on a target market. Choose your benchmark: geography, demographics, industry, size or even applications.
Practice

Five Reasons Why Your Firm Should Invest in Document Management Software

The right DMS can improve a firm’s bottom line and help it more easily meet regulatory requirements.
A&A

The 4 Global Management Accounting Principles Your Company Can Adopt

Developed by the AICPA and the CIMA, the management accounting guidance serves as a blueprint for effective analysis that can be universally applied by public and private organizations of all sizes, worldwide.
Practice

How to Communicate with Your Clients: Make Technology Your Friend

It is your responsibility to understand how to successfully navigate the complex maze of communication channels to ensure your messages reach your clients. In-house or outsourced, you have options.
A&A

Top 5 Trends Shaping Accounting’s Future

A new survey from Wolters Kluwer, CCH found that 18 percent of all accountants report feeling "very prepared" to address the most significant trends facing their firms in the future.
Practice

The 3 Best Ways to Lose Your Top Staff

Industry experts say that while every firm is different, many make common mistakes that cost them good people. Here are three sure-fire ways for accounting firms to lose their top talent.
Practice

Abacus Puts a Dagger In Expense Reports

The expense management and reimbursement tool rolls the whole process of filing and approving expenses into one platform, which can be accessed via a mobile app or through a secure website.
A&A

Accounting Principals Lists the Top Jobs Trending Upward

According to the staffing firm's recently released "2015 Salary Guide," some of the most in-demand accounting and finance jobs are bookkeeping clerk, accountant, and financial analyst.
A&A

New Hiring Forecast Predicts High Demand for Accountants

According to a new Q4 jobs outlook by staffing firm Brilliant, 28 percent of businesses are planning to increase hiring of accountants and other finance professionals in the next 12 months; temp hiring is expected to go up by 16 percent.
A&A

CPA Firm Revenues Continue Steady Climb Upward: Report

Annual revenues last year increased 6.7 percent, marking the third straight year of continued growth at CPA firms in the United States, according to the "2014 Rosenberg Survey."
A&A

Accounting Starting Salaries Projected to Rise 3.5% in 2015

According to a new forecast released on Thursday by staffing firm Robert Half, strong demand is expected next year for such professionals as staff accountants, senior financial analysts, and business systems analysts.
A&A

9 in 10 US Internal Auditors Received Pay Raises in 2014: Report

2014 has marked the fifth consecutive year in which the percentage of US-based internal auditors who earned bigger paychecks increased, according to a new study from the Institute of Internal Auditors.
A&A

Small Business Owners Have a Good Feeling About 2015: Survey

A new survey from online accounting software provider Xero found that nearly 90 percent of small businesses are forecasting an increase in revenues next year, while 21 percent are expecting growth of more than 100 percent.
Practice

Two Accounting Firms Win Awards for Happy Employees

We've probably all worked for soul-sucking managers who expect employees to work 24/7. But you won't find them at these two firms, which have managed to create award-winning work environments.
Practice

Internal Complexity Top Challenge CFOs Are Facing: Report

According to a new Accenture study, dealing with legacy systems and environments, managing the complex needs of all stakeholders, new and complex business risks, and supporting increasingly complex operating models were the top four issues cited by CFOs.
Practice

How to Motivate Staff and Partners

We CPAs are great at finding faults, but cautious about praise. This lack of motivation has led, I believe, to the outflow of some of our most outstanding future leaders and workers.

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