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How Couples Can Maximize Social Security Payouts

Married couples have multiple options for tapping into their Social Security accounts; shrewd planning is needed to pick the right one.
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How to Avoid Violating Wage and Labor Laws

Payroll may look simple, but the regulations are complicated and the penalties are severe.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Media General’s Got Deal-Making Down

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 24.
A&A

Social Media Risk Is a Concern for Internal Auditors

A top priority for chief audit executives and internal auditors this year is preventing risks – such as hits to the bottom line and a loss of productivity – that could result from social media use within their organizations, according to a survey released last week by global consulting firm Protiviti.
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Help to the Finish Line: How Not to Become Overwhelmed

From the myths of multitasking to the ability to become organized, this week's quiz addresses the problems of the overworked accountant.
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ID Theft at IRS: Could Your Firm Be Next?

If someone can walk out of the IRS with personal information on 20,000 people, they can do it at your firm.
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How to Get Excel to Handle Social Security Numbers Properly

Almost every accountant handles Social Security numbers and almost every Excel spreadsheet screws them up. Here's how to fix them.
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Take Cover Against Tax Season Violence

Be prepared: Angry taxpayers may be coming to get you. Tax season is bringing out the worst in people.
Practice Management

How Yoga Brings Balance to CPAs

One CPA shows that yoga is not a fringe activity for hippies, but a terrific way for busy CPAs to recharge themselves during tax season – or anytime.
Practice

Avoid Hassles with Client Contracts

It's just a one-page agreement, but it can save you hours of frustration, lost income, and client resentment.
Practice

Exhaustion and Other HR Issues

They seem like children today, but be patient: someday your newbies will be essential members of your team.
Practice

Help to the Finish Line: Complete What You Start

The first in a series of quizzes from Jeff Davidson that help you gauge how well you are managing your personal and professional lives.
Practice

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: BDO Bulks Up Through Acquisitions

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 13.
Practice

The Big 'If' in Client Surveys

Getting real feedback from clients can be helpful – if you have the emotional strength to handle and fix bad news.
Practice

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: The Cost of Paying by Check

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for March 11.
Practice

Economic Forecast Seems Sunnier for CPAs and Executives

There is increased optimism about the US economy among business executives, as more are anticipating modest growth in recruitment, staff training, and targeted capital spending in the next year, according to results of a new survey released today by the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA).
Practice

Everyone Grapples with 6 to 8 Problems

As you go through tax season with your basket of problems, remember that all the people you deal with have theirs.
Practice

How to Gain Six Minutes a Day

Time is money. So if every day we can pick up six minutes of productivity, over the year we'll gain 24 more hours. Here's a host of best practices for staying focused and getting more done.
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Wristbands Get Indiana CPA Firm Moving at Tax Time

On any normal day Katie Bailey, audit manager at CPA firm Dauby O'Connor & Zaleski, LLC (DOZ) in Carmel, Indiana, would definitely consider herself an active person. But during tax season, Bailey, who like most CPAs logs 12- to 13-hour days from January to April, it’s no longer a matter of how much she moves in a given day, but if she moves—at all. Now, that's changing.
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Seven Tips for Helping to Ensure Reliable Hiring Results

For a employee selection process to be effective, it must consistently identify the candidates with the skills and attributes that are critical for the job at issue. Asking the right questions in a job interview can go a long way in achieving this goal.

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