With a fragile economy still struggling to rebound, employers continue to search for ways to boost morale and productivity. CPA firm Stone, Rudolph & Henry has found a secret to success in Rocky. Although Rocky didn’t originally come to the firm to improve morale, his presence has made a positive impact on SR&H.
“Document Management” is a term that has become more or less synonymous with “going paperless.” Consider that when we say “going paperless,” virtually every accounting firm has already been processing and storing a wide variety of documents in digital format since the introduction of the personal computer almost thirty years ago.
Licensed counselor Guy Gage has spent the past two decades applying the principles of human and organizational behavior to CPA firms. He specializes in addressing the human factors preventing firms from effectively dealing with internal conflict and underperformance.
Miscalculating overtime can be extremely costly for companies in terms of fines and lawsuits. And the U.S. government has just made it easier for unhappy employees to find lawyers willing to sue companies over alleged FLSA overtime violations.
What do tattoos, nose rings, and CPA firms have in common? Millennials are expected to make up more than one third of the country’s workforce by 2014 and, of that segment, 12 percent have a tattoo and 25 percent have a body part pierced other than earlobes.
The 2011 benchmarking study of the finance function has been released. The study reveals how public and private firms of all sizes are currently managing their financial departments in six vital areas.
Your company can position itself for further growth and prosperity in 2011. Strong or weak economy, it doesn’t matter. But in a weak economy, the services of an accounting firm are needed more than ever.
Sometimes the simplest of employee problems can end up making big waves down the line. Following are five common employee problems and suggestions on how to diffuse them before they end up causing you more trouble than necessary.
Workplace violence risks are real and employers face legal liabilities when employees or customers are victims. Employers must understand how they could be vulnerable to a lawsuit after an incident of workplace violence, and what they can do to prevent such incidences.
Don’t let the stubborn consistency of time get you down. If you’re smart about it, there are plenty of ways that you can get more per hour in 2011. We asked some of your forward-looking colleagues to chime in with their time maximization plans for 2011.
A frequently heard criticism is that Millennials/Gen Yers are short on what has been considered professionalism, a very significant attribute for succeeding in business and particularly in a professional service organization and role.
The first person you have to manage every day is you. You want to be in a strong position at work. You want to take charge of your role in every relationship with every boss. It's just that there are so many factors beyond your control at work.
What’s the No. 1 goal of CPA firms everywhere? To attract more clients and then retain them for decades. But, because many services CPA firms provide must meet rigid requirements and standards, the level of service that clients receive in these areas often is the same from firm to firm.
Five Star Client Service is a client service methodology. Recovery is the final component in the Five Star process, following: connecting, taking the order, delivering the order, ascertaining satisfaction, and offering dessert.
I hear it all too often from the old guard who are retiring: "I'm worn out," or "I'm too old for all of these techy changes," or "Developing the next set of partners for our firm is just too time consuming."
Are you working in an organization where managers help employees develop goals to be more productive? Do employees at your workplace believe that company-developed goals help them become more productive?
Following up on the success of his popular High Impact Excel session, this time around David H. Ringstrom, CPA turns his attention to pivot tables. In one hour you'll learn how to whip unwieldy data into shape, and then quickly build meaningful reports by dragging and dropping with your mouse. David will also discuss techniques for improving pivot table data integrity. Detailed handouts with numbered steps will be provided for a variety of Excel versions.