Practice news May 2010

Practice Development

Tips for improving a company blog

Blogs have been around for years now, but many accounting firms still have not jumped on board. If you have the time and interest, a blog can be an indispensable tool to engage current clients and reach new ones.
Education & Careers

Accounting, finance professionals seek career growth

Nearly 80 percent of accounting and finance professionals prefer work that provides an opportunity for growth or advancement, even if it means a more stressful work day.
AccountingWEB Life

Survey: Advances in social media difficult to keep up with

Using social media for brand promotion continues to become more popular, however nearly half of marketing and communications professionals are unsure how to use it effectively.
Practice Development

How to make the best of business development

Business development specialist Craig Weeks claims successful business development need not be an exercise in self-punishment. AccountingWEB interviewed him so you can decide for yourself.
Education & Careers

Tips for working with a younger boss

With the Boomers generally in no hurry to leave the workforce for both personal and economic reasons, and the younger generations positioning for greater responsibility, the occurrence of older workers reporting to younger ones is proliferating.
AccountingWEB Life

New Jersey CPA Society gives members new way to connect online

The New Jersey Society of CPAs has added a social networking site so its members can meet online, seek out colleagues, and form discussion groups.
Practice

CFOs to graduates: Don’t think big, start career at smaller firm

Today’s accounting graduates might have more success cutting their teeth at smaller companies than at public accounting firms or big corporations, according to recently surveyed financial executives.
Technology

Services added to QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program

New services have been added to the Intuit QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program designed to make it faster and easier for certified and non-certified ProAdvisors to benefit from the program by gaining more access to prospective clients online.
AccountingWEB Life

The buzz on Google Buzz business applications

Once the excitement over the launch of Google Buzz – and the privacy debate that followed – died down, users needed time to assess what it could do, particularly because the only available instructions came in the form of a two minute video.
AccountingWEB Life

AICPA launches Web site

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants this week launched its Web site AICPA.org. Designed to be comprehensive and user friendly, the site was developed to provide members with an easier-to-navigate online resource to meet their intensive information needs.
Practice Management

CPA2Biz, XCM Solutions form partnership

CPA2Biz, a national provider of Web-based solutions for CPAs, and XCM Solutions, LLC, a provider of work-management technology for the accounting profession, announced they have formed a strategic alliance.
Practice

Execs say regulatory uncertainty hampering long-term planning

U.S. senior executives are concerned about the impact regulatory reform will have on their businesses, but half say it could eventually be a “net positive,” according to a recent survey conducted by KPMG.
Practice Management

Is the profession headed for bottle shock?

There are other professional groups edging their way into the sacred relationships accountants have had with the business community and opening up choices for consumers like never before.

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