Sixty-three percent of the more than 1,000 M&A professionals, investors, and advisors surveyed recently by Big Four firm KPMG LLP believe their US companies or clients will initiate at least one acquisition next year.
Considering that professional services providers have traditionally charged an hourly rate, there are only two options, as I see it, to increase revenues – either they stop sleeping or they continually increase their hourly rate.
Nonunion companies usually work to keep an eye out for signs of union organization among their workforces. However, they are generally focusing on unions and union organizers, not nonprofit groups like "worker centers."
Telling clients you appreciate them goes a long way in building loyalty. Follow these gift-giving tips for the holidays or during busy season and make all of your client meetings a little more rewarding.
If you're being paid the same rate as five years ago and client demands have increased, it can lead to unprofitable client relationships and resentment. It may be time for your accounting firm to raise prices.
This summer, Tufts Associated Health Plans Inc. agreed to pay more than $370,000 to settle allegations that it violated federal contract compliance regulations by retaliating against victims of discrimination.
The nation's most progressive and largest accounting firms generate more leads through content-based offers, networking, and referrals, yet they aren't using technology to their advantage to find and resource leads.
In a perfect world, our clients would choose one advisor to manage all their financial matters. But it’s a fact of life that many clients spread their money around and work with multiple advisors. According to Aite Group, only one of every three clients turns over all of their assets to a single wealth manager.
There’s an irrational fear of investing that has been building momentum across our country since 2008. A recent study from Nationwide¹ found consumers fear investing even more than death, with other fears such as healthcare coverage, unemployment and the lack of economic stability following in close pursuit.
Every business in the world runs into the same problem: limited resources. The choices businesses make in applying those resources are paramount to determining the level of success you can reach in your business.
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.