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How Your Spouse Can Help Find Future Business

Your “better half” likely knows plenty of people from his or her work and social circles. But make sure your husband or wife can explain what you do.
Practice Management

Editor's Corner: What Kind of Firm Do You Want to Be?

With Memorial Day weekend upon us the unofficial start of summer is here; time for reflection, decision making and direction for your practice.
Practice

Key Things Firms Ignore Every Day but Shouldn’t

Practice and business development guru Michelle Long says there's things every firm ignores but should be a part of their everyday routine.
Practice

How to Say What You Want to Clients Without Being Rude

As a CPA, you act in your clients’ best interests by making recommendations based on what you know at the time. But how can you be direct without being rude?
Practice

SOX Compliance is Still a Challenge – and Costly – for Many Companies

New Protiviti report finds overall internal compliance costs topped $1 million for 58% of large companies last fiscal year.
Practice

Applying Business Basics to Grow a Valuation Practice

Demand for business valuation services continues to grow, creating an opportunity to turn one-time engagements into ongoing valuation commitments.
A&A

AICPA Establishes Two New Credentials for Fair Value Measurement

The credentials, which are geared toward CPAs and qualified finance professionals, are scheduled to launch in 2016.
Practice

Tax Season is Over! What Should Your Firm Do Next?

Now is the time to secure success for the rest of the year and to plan ahead for next tax season. Here are several ways to make the most of post-tax season.
Practice

New Report from the IFAC Tackles Risk Management

Paper from global accounting group focuses on how boards and management can effectively manage risk as an integral part of managing an organization.
Practice Management

Three Key Reasons Why There Is Still Value Pricing Hesitation

Longtime value pricing proponent Ron Baker discusses why there is still resistance to the practice among accountants.
Practice

Eight Lessons Accountants Can Learn from the TV Show ‘Mr. Selfridge’

The PBS Masterpiece Theatre program casts the company accountant, Arthur Crabb, as the hero. Here are his best traits.
Practice

Making New Tax Year’s Resolutions – and Sticking to Them

Here are five resolutions for expanding your client relationships and providing more value in this New Tax Year.
A&A

New AICPA Not-for-Profit Section is Chock-Full of Resources for Practitioners

Practical tools to help simplify and streamline tasks include work-paper templates, checklists, and sample reports.
A&A

Study Finds SOX 404 May Not be Fulfilling its Purpose

Academic research shows companies that are transparent about internal-control problems incur a variety of “penalties” than those that don’t report weaknesses.
Practice

Technology a Core Asset for CFOs, Research Says

Economic volatility and competition for the smartest staff will also have a big effect on finance departments, according to a study from the IMA and ACCA.
Practice Management

Editor's Corner: What's New in Vendor and Firm Plans?

This week's Corner explores some of the latest key vendor moves as well as some powerful opinions and reports around your firm's and clients' future.
Practice

Succession Planning Myths vs. Reality

Transition Advisors Managing Director Bill Carlino explains five common myths and often harsh realities associated with firms and succession planning.
Practice

IMA: Business Hiring Plans Won’t be Impacted Much by Affordable Care Act

Only 17% of IMA members expect the healthcare law to negatively affect their hiring decisions in the coming year.
Practice

New NASAA Rules Require Written Succession Plans

Advisory firms and their clients will now have to think strongly about documented succession plans, according to new guidance from the NASAA.
Practice

The 3 Key Benefits of Using Analytics as a CFO

Analytics provides finance chiefs with valuable information to improve opportunities for growth, innovation, and new revenue streams for their organization.

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