Practice news September 2012

Community News

Company Announcements: Week of October 1, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of accounting community news for the week of October 1, 2012.
Community News

CPAs Foster Selfless Service

CPA societies in Illinois, Virginia, Indiana, and, for the first time, North Carolina, provided the impetus for firms and individuals nationwide to take part in this year's annual CPA Day of Service.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of September 24, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of community news for the week of September 24, 2012.
Practice

What Did You Expect?

It's not that any of us purposely want to mislead our customers, but most of us are optimists. We want to communicate what we hope to deliver, and we often fear that under-promising could disappoint a customer.
Practice

10 Strategies to Improve Client Accounting Services

Clint Eastwood in "The Rookie" said, "If you want a guarantee, buy a toaster." There is no question that many CPA firms are conservative, but are they so conservative they are missing value-added opportunities?
Community News

CPA Societies Sponsor Selfless Service

The CPA Day of Service is a day when thousands of accountants from CPA societies across the country will put down their tablets and pick up everything from paintbrushes to rakes to spatulas and volunteer in their communities.
Practice

SurveyCPA Launched Specifically for the Accounting Profession

Founding partners, Rita Keller of Keller Advisors and Gary Adamson of Adamson Advisory, have today announced the development of a suite of survey tools designed specifically for the accounting profession.
Practice

2012 IQ Survey Reveals Traits of Innovators

Organizations that make a choice to build and nourish innovation can earn a significant payoff for their efforts. Advisers at Plante Moran and NewNorth Center offer a self-improvement guide for innovation.
Practice

Company Announcements: Week of September 17, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of community news for the week of September 17, 2012
Practice

Fuoco Group Merges with Dohan Salum + Company

Fuoco Group LLP announced it has expanded its operations in Miami, Florida, by merging in Dohan Salum + Company CPA, a prominent CPA firm serving the South Florida area.
Practice

Three Steps to Pricing Your Services, Part 1

Practitioners dread the process of pricing their accounting services. If given a choice, there's little doubt your clients would prefer to know up front what your services will cost versus being billed hourly.
Practice

Private Company Sales Growth Down Significantly

The rate of annual sales growth among privately held US companies has slowed significantly, to around 5.4 percent currently from nearly 11 percent in January, according to new data from Sageworks Inc.
Practice

Will Outsourcing Overseas Cut You Some Slack?

Do you think you're the only one in your office who can complete tax returns "the right way?" If so, outsourcing some of your tax work to India or some other foreign location isn't for you.
Practice

The Payroll Pull

Managing a payroll company isn't for the faint of heart. No matter what's happening at any given moment, people expect to get paid - even after a being struck by a natural disaster.
Practice

The 40/40/20 Marketing Rule

The 40/40/20 rule says that 40 percent of the success of your direct marketing campaign will depend on your list selection, 40 percent on your offer, and only 20 percent of your success will be attributed to your creative execution.
Practice

Company Announcements: Week of September 10, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of community news for the week of September 10, 2012.
Practice

The Rise in Pregnancy Disability Regulations

Disability claims are always challenging for employers, but this is especially the case when pregnant workers suffer complications that leave them unable to perform their normal job duties.
Practice

3 Reasons to Offer Business Advisory Services

USA TODAY/Gallup polls show that accountants are considered the most trusted business professionals, which enables them to move beyond traditional accounting services and position themselves as trusted business advisors.
Practice

Starting a Wellness Program in Your Company

With health insurance expenses expected to continue to rise, employers are looking for wellness programs that can potentially reduce the cost of health care to both the employer and the employee.
Practice

Too Much To Do, All the Time?

A growing number of accounting professionals face too many interruptions, have too much to do, and not enough time to do it. If this happens to be your lot, and you've been looking for solutions, you'll find some here.

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