Practice news December 2012

Community News

Company Announcements: Week of December 24, 2012

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

Two Accounting Firms Announce Merger

Effective January 1, 2013, the long-standing firm of Jay R. Horowitz CPA P.C. has merged its practice into the firm of Miller & Company, LLP in Manhattan, New York.
Practice

Workplace Safety, Disabled Employees, and the ADA

In order to ensure a safe workplace while fully complying with the ADA, employers need to understand their rights and responsibilities as well as the rights of job applicants and employees.
Practice

Transform Client Relationships from Transactional to Consultative

Accountants can elevate their status to trusted advisor by changing their business from transactional to consultative.
Practice

Survey: Fiscal Cliff Uncertainty Weighs on Business Owners

The uncertainty surrounding the "fiscal cliff" is directly impacting the strategic decisions of many US business owners, according to a new survey by Sageworks, a financial information company.
Practice

Are You Underserving Your Clients?

During a presentation at AccountingWEB Live!, Mark Lloydbottom of Practice Management Consulting said that the way to start offering your clients gold medal-level service is by asking meaningful questions and making a difference in their lives.
Practice

Business Etiquette When E-mailing Clients

Take great care in sending a client an e-mail: the subject line should be brief, the greeting professional, and the message succinct. Your e-mail signature leaves the last impression, so it should look as professional as your business card.
Practice

Retiring with Dignity

Can baby boomers retire with dignity, or is it no longer in the cards? Financial planners have what it takes to help their clients – and themselves – avoid working into their 80s and beyond.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of December 17, 2012

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

"Trust but Verify" Creditworthiness

All too often, companies trust that a potential business partner is creditworthy with very little evidence to support the assumption. CPAs can advise their clients on how to evaluate potential business partners, further instilling their role as trusted business advisors.
Practice

The Client Assessment Opportunity

Adding a client assessment as a required short-term project for every new client – before agreeing to a long-term engagement – can provide countless benefits for you and the client. It can also help you uncover any unfortunate surprises early on.
Practice

Making the Case for Value Pricing

Are you really getting paid for what you do? The debate between billable hours vs. value pricing has heated up in the accounting profession over the past few years, especially as technology continues to increase efficiency.
Community News

Baker Tilly Extends Outreach Efforts to Students in Need

Each weekday at around 9:00 a.m., a minivan from Cristo Rey Jesuit High School pulls up to the Minneapolis offices of accounting and advisory firm Baker Tilly.
Community News

Ernst & Young Receives Workplace Recognition

This November, Ernst & Young became the first and only Big Four accounting firm, and only large professional services firm, to be named one of the World's Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work® Institute.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of December 10, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of community news for the week of December 10, 2012.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of December 3, 2012

Following is the latest roundup of community news for the week of December 3, 2012.
Practice

Management Essentials: The Partner Compensation Checklist

A constant topic of conversation is the age-old question of how to determine partner compensation. Every firm is a little bit different, but the issues surrounding how you split the pie are pretty consistent.

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