At the recent "Analyzing America's Private Companies" summit in New York City, the sales growth, profitability, and significance of private businesses in the United States were among the topics of discussion.
The IESBA has issued an exposure draft intended to encourage accountants to blow the whistle on unethical companies or individuals; some of the changes may conflict with other ethical responsibilities.
The Association of Chartered Certified Accountants' Accountancy Futures Academy report, "100 Drivers of Change for the Global Accountancy Profession," identifies 100 factors that will create uncertainty for accountants during the next five to ten years.
Adding business advisory services is essential to growing your firm, but you shouldn't offer these services to all your existing clients. Determine which clients you should "wow" and how to become their trusted business advisor.
Results of the monthly Intuit Small Business Revenue and Employment indexes are in. They show revenue in August declined for the sixth consecutive month, and employment continued to grow slowly in September.
As part of Crowe Horwath LLP's continued national expansion efforts, the firm is welcoming the talent of Sacramento-based NewPoint Group, a consulting firm serving state and local government clients in California.
While the accounting industry moves to the Cloud, it makes sense to hold a conference in the Cloud as well. Attend and you'll learn practice-growth tips from two accounting industry thought leaders and much more.
Which isn’t completely true. I mean, occasionally I drop by when I manage to sneak out of the nonstop frat party over at Going Concern, but I’m mostly a wallflower over there. I’m happy to say that I’ve been given express permission (or explicit orders, if you like) to wander over here to AccountingWEB more often.
Why is that, you might ask? My job is to replace the irreplaceable Gail Perry as Editor-in-Chief. What does that mean? I don’t really know! I think it’ll be fun getting a feel for things, throwing in my own thoughts here and there, and listening to the discussions you’re having about the accounting profession.