Accountants will tell you that client portal technology is no longer an accessory for accounting firms – it is a necessity for firms that want to do business in the ever-expanding world of wired commerce.
When document management systems (DMS) and paperless accounting firms first became trendy, some accounting firms decided to become early adopters. But other accounting firms have been more cautious, choosing to wait before rushing into DMS and paperless offices.
To really engage, embrace and include, it's not enough to learn the typical attributes of the different generations. Significantly, the four generations in the workplace don't understand each other's underlying perspectives and formational influences very well.
Trust is a vital element of business, yet it's difficult to measure and often gets overlooked. Two research groups have devised their own rating systems to determine which companies are most trustworthy.
Being a part-time employee and a college student can sometimes be a lot to juggle. My school schedule is priority and fortunately my part-time job schedule is flexible. Staying focused while on the job can be very difficult as the mind set for college work is very different from that of my part-time job duties.
With the changing technological landscape, what must accountants do to stay competitive in the future, and how will technology change the future role of the accountant? Here are four tools every accountant should have in the technology toolbox.
There is a wealth of marketing tools, resources, and software available on the market - many of which work well and are cost effective. My intention with this article is to provide those with no marketing plan with a little inspiration and to mention that it might be time to review existing plans.
When you are stuck on the treadmill of life juggling the tasks of working, parenting, spending beyond your means, eating and drinking too much, and getting sucked into watching TV, it’s hard to change your routine.
As the economy slowly improves and employers look to add more workers, hiring productive workers is as important as ever, and no one wants to waste time and money hiring people who aren’t the right fit.
The PTIN registration is the first step in a multi-year effort by the IRS to provide standards for and oversight of the tax preparation industry. Starting this fall, certain paid preparers will be required to pass a new competency test.
Commerce is now global, accessible, and available to all– the world has been deemed flat With all this talk about how flat the world is, it’s amazing how hierarchal our companies and institutions are, especially as professional service firms whose titles create a class system of their own.
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.