Practice news July 2012

Community News

Company Announcements: Week of July 16, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of July 16, 2012.
Practice

Wolters Kluwer Acquires Acclipse

Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting announced the signing of an agreement to acquire Acclipse Limited, a leading provider of online accounting software, serving accounting firms in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia Pacific.
Practice

The Ideal Client and Referrals You Don't Want

CPAs often ask me for advice on how they can build their firms. More specifically, they want to know how to find prospects and convert them into highly profitable clients who will be with them for the long term.
Practice

CGMA Global Economic Forecast Results Are In

Worldwide, CEOs, CFOs, and senior management accountants have an increasingly negative outlook for the global economy, according to the CGMA Global Economic Forecast released by the AICPA and the CIMA.
Practice

Criminal Background Checks and Hiring Practices

Criminal background checks for job applicants have become standard operating procedure for many companies. However, companies that routinely conduct such background checks should look at their current policies and procedures.
Practice

Happy Employees Make Happy Clients

Melissa Brogan is hesitant to call the benefits offered at Barnes Dennig "perks." For her, it's a reflection of her firm's culture. Barnes Dennig has an employee- and client-centric culture and boasts a staff retention average of 94 percent.
Practice

A.J. Brackins Merges with Kmetz, Nuttall, Elwell, Graham

The thirty-five-year-old firm of A.J. Brackins, CPA, PA announced on July 1, 2012, that the firm will be merging with Kmetz, Nuttall, Elwell, Graham, PLLC (KNEG).
Practice

GALLINA and Merrill Carlson Announce Merger

On June 20, 2012, GALLINA LLP announced its merger with Seattle-based firm, Merrill Carlson, PLLC, effective July 1, 2012.
Practice

Plante Moran and Blackman Kallick to Merge

Hydrogen and oxygen are essential elements, and together they make a big splash. The same can be said for the merger of Plante Moran and Blackman Kallick.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of July 9, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of July 9, 2012.
Practice

You, Project Management, and Communication

In her article, Erin Cheever covers the five communication rules to live by when starting a project and what drives it throughout the entire process.
Practice

New Website Links Sellers/Buyers of Accounting Firms

An online marketplace for accounting practices, launched June 28, offers sellers a place to expose their firm to a national audience and for buyers to search for new opportunities.
Practice

M&A: Five Variables when Assigning Value

In this world of merger mania and baby boomers dealing with succession, many wonder how accounting practices are valued when being sold externally (not to partners), and what the multiple is.

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