Practice news June 2012

Education & Careers

Optimize Your Marketing Efforts Using SEO

SEO techniques can be confusing at first, but once you understand how to implement them, you'll benefit from more potential clients finding you online.
Community News

Weaver Merges with Delong Consulting Services

Weaver announced the merger with Delong Consulting Services, L.C. effective June 1, 2012. The merger enhances Weaver's expertise in the financial services industry, particularly in the banking sector.
Education & Careers

Consultant Group Unifies - Now The Rainmaker Companies

Troy Waugh, CEO of Five Star 3, LLC, has announced that the three service lines of the Nashville-based accounting consulting firm will now be unified under one name - The Rainmaker Companies, LLC.
A&A

Experts Say Financial Abuse of Elderly Getting Worse

Results of the IPT's Elder Investment Fraud and Financial Exploitation Survey reveal that 84 percent of respondents who deal with investment fraud/financial exploitation of senior citizens agree that the problem is getting worse.
A&A

Accounting Profession Faces Huge Challenges

Gail Kinsella, the newly elected president of the NYSSCPA, shares her perspective on the challenges the NYSSCPA and the profession as a whole must be prepared to deal with in the near term.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of June 11, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of June 11, 2012.
Practice

Potential of Disabled Worker Quotas on Federal Contractors

Companies with federal government contracts or subcontracts may soon risk losing their contracts if they do not meet quotas to hire more disabled workers.
Practice

AICPA Economic Outlook Survey: Second Quarter Results

The second quarter AICPA Economic Outlook Survey reveals that business executives are more guarded about the twelve-month outlook for the US economy than they were last quarter.
Practice

Using Client Surveys to Break the 'Just Fine' Syndrome

Conducting a client survey is the best way for a firm to truly decipher what's working, what isn't, and where new opportunities lie.
Practice

Five Fraud-Fighting Tips for Businesses

Desperate times call for desperate measures, the saying goes. So it's not surprising that fraud in the workplace increased during the economic crisis and recession.
Practice

Managing Partner 101 - What Exactly Is the Job?

Most of us are thrust into the managing partner role in our firms with little or no training or coaching. Who teaches you to be an effective MP?
Community News

Illinois Firms BWBR and M&S Announce Merger

July 1, Baerson Witonski Berkowitz & Rubin LLC (BWBR) will merge its practice into Mowery & Schoenfeld, LLC (M&S), headquartered in Lincolnshire, Illinois. The merger will create a combined firm in excess of $8 million in annual fees.

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