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The Only Four Things You Need to Need to Know

Busy and confused? Just memorize these four points and you have the basics of managing an accounting practice.
Practice Development

How to Move from Trusted Servant to Trusted Advisor

Accountants have been moving in a new direction in recent years—don't get left behind.
Education & Careers

The 'CSI Niche': AICPA Boosts Forensic Accounting

AICPA launches forensic accounting mentorship program to meet growing need.
Practice

Never Mind the Answers; What Are the Questions?

There's a theory going around that truly successful business people listen more than they talk.
Practice Management

How to Evaluate 529 Plans

There's a bewildering array of these powerful college savings plans; here are some tips on how to pick one.
Practice Management

Help to the Finish Line: How to Manage Your Time as April 15 Approaches

A few rational choices when you're in seemingly irrational situations.
Community News

Why Is This CPA Walking 2,826 Miles?

Frank Ryan talks to AWEB as he walks from coast to coast for atonement and gratitude and charity.
Practice Management

Ignorance is Bliss? Not When It Comes to Tax Prep

We should be afraid of the lack of awareness and familiarity and sheer laziness among unqualified tax preparers.
A&A

Survey: More CAEs Being Recruited From Outside Profession

Forty-two percent of the nearly 370 North American chief audit executives (CAEs) recently surveyed by the Institute of Internal Auditors' Audit Executive Center said they held a position outside of internal audit immediately prior to becoming a CAE.
Practice Management

Help to the Finish Line: How to Read What You Have to Read

Got too much to read? Maybe you're not doing it right.
Practice Management

How to Make It Through the SALT Mines

State and local tax rules can be tangled, and the penalties for errors are severe. Some basic info can help.
Practice Management

New Major IRS Phone Scam Highlights Dangers

Well-disguised con artists lurk all over the Internet with plausible, but dangerous, schemes centered on the IRS and other entities. Be very careful.
Practice Management

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.
Practice Management

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.
Practice Management

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.
Practice Management

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.
Practice Management

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.
Practice Management

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.

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