Practice news April 2010

AccountingWEB Life

Texas Society of CPAs use social media to promote financial literacy

The Texas Society of Certified Public Accountants is using various social media outlets to spread a message of personal financial responsibility, and to promote April 30th as Financial Literacy Social Media Outreach Day.
Practice

Confidence among accounting and finance workers drops slightly in Q1

Overall confidence among accounting and finance workers in the United States dipped 0.3 index points to 50.6 in the first quarter of 2010.
Practice Development

PricewaterhouseCoopers charts eight imperatives for driving competitive advantage

Businesses face eight strategic imperatives that will play determining factors in their short- and long-term success following the economic crisis, according to a new report from PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP.
Practice

National Defense Authorization Act expands military family leave

Now that more employees may be eligible for FMLA leave, it’s a good time for employers to review and update all of their FMLA-related policies to ensure they are in compliance with the NDAA 2010 and other federal and state regulations.
A&A

The Accountant: A new reality show

Now I’m not proposing we launch a new TV series where business owners stay in a fancy mansion surrounded by eager CPAs vying for their business. But, I think we all have been there in the heat of the competition for new clients.
Practice

Health care bill to impact benefits, recession still hurting wages

The government’s health care bill will have lasting effects on employee benefits programs in companies of all sizes, according to a recent survey conducted by Accountants International.
Practice

Many small to mid-sized companies expect economy to recover in 2010

Although many companies and individuals still struggle with recession-related challenges, a majority of executives believe the downturn will reverse its course within the year, according to a recent survey.
AccountingWEB Life

Networking trends in a recovering economy

Companies nationwide reduced their workforce or instituted hiring freezes in accounting and finance, as well as in operations during the past year in response to the economic downturn, according to Accountants International.
Practice Development

Here's why you don't want customers

Guest writer Michael Di Lauro shares his insights on how to successfully develop your business by building a fan base, instead of a customer base.
Practice

Execs: Takes at least a month to fill accounting positions

For already-stretched accounting departments, waiting a month for help might seem like an eternity. Yet, a recent survey found it can take at least that long for employers to hire for open positions.
Practice

Survey: Promotions, salary increases are most popular retention tools

More than three-fourths of executives are willing to sweeten the pot to avoid losing their best employees when economic conditions improve, according to survey findings.