Practice news September 2013

Community News

Company Announcements: Week of September 30, 2013

Following is the latest roundup of community news for the week of September 30, 2013.
Practice

Advantages of Adding Niche Services to Your Accounting Practice

Regardless of the industry, all businesses have a need for an accounting firm. For Tom Palm, identifying the industry his firm wanted to work with was a strategic decision that helped him grow his business. Read why the niche approach works.
Practice

Rosenberg MAP Survey: Firms Saw Spikes in Revenues and Turnover in 2012

CPA firms in 2012 posted their first respectable increases in revenues since before the start of the recession; however, professional staff turnover last year rose approximately 50 percent across the board compared to 2011.
Practice

Idaho CPAs Host Inaugural Day of Service

The staff at Jordan & Company, Chartered in Pocatello, Idaho, could have taken a few days after the September 16 tax extension filing to tidy up the typical post-deadline clutter at the office. But instead, employees spent their "downtime" sprucing up an entirely different type of habitat.
Practice

WTP Advisors Merges with Boucher Stickley Group LLC

Forensic accounting and litigation support firm Boucher Stickley Group LLC (BSG), based in New York City, has merged with White Plains, New York-based WTP Advisors, a global tax and business advisory firm.
Practice

Sax Macy Fromm and Bollam, Sheedy, Torani to Merge

Accounting and business consulting firms Sax Macy Fromm & Co. PC (SMF), based in Clifton, New Jersey, and Bollam, Sheedy, Torani, & Co. LLP (BST), headquartered in Albany, New York, will merge, effective January 1, 2014.
Practice

Gainer Donnelly LLP Combines with Carr, Riggs & Ingram LLC

Houston-based CPA firm Gainer Donnelly LLP has merged with Enterprise, Alabama-based accounting and business advisory firm Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC (CRI).
Practice

NSA Offers Tips for Successful Succession Planning

One of the most complex business decisions an accounting practice will face is putting together a succession plan, but a recent survey conducted by the National Society of Accountants revealed that many firms do not have a plan in place.
Practice

I Want to Retire, so What's Next?

More than two thirds of accounting firms have no plan for succession. Before you dust off your fishing gear or head for the warmth and sunshine, read about taking those important next steps and by all means offer your insights and advice in today's discussion, I want to retire, so what's next?.
Practice

CPAs Go "Behind Bars" for Good Cause: The MDA Lock-Up

Under normal circumstances, nobody likes to hear the words "CPA" and "locked up" in the same sentence. But for the past several years, countless CPAs across the country have enthusiastically done mock "jail time" for a great cause.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of September 23, 2013

Following is the latest roundup of community news for the week of September 23, 2013.
Practice

Top Five Ways Accountants Can Use Industry Data

Many accounting firms tout their "excellent customer service" as what sets them apart from competitors, but if everyone is bragging about the same thing, are they truly unique?
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of September 16, 2013

Following is the latest roundup of community news for the week of September 16, 2013.
Practice

Spot Trends and Reduce Information Overload

If you're adept at spotting significant industry trends, you can cut down on the amount of extraneous information that otherwise competes for your attention.
Education & Careers

Free CPE: Attract New Clients and Keep Them Coming Back for More

Acquiring new clients and retaining current ones are consistently named as top concerns for accounting firms. That’s why successful firms pay special attention to the image they are presenting to the public.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of September 9, 2013

Following is the latest roundup of community news for the week of September 9, 2013.
Practice

Modern Technology Lacking in Most Small Businesses

Although a little more than half of small business owners who were recently surveyed use technology for accounting, only a minority use automated technology for other key business operations, such as appointment booking and scheduling, CRM, and acquisition marketing.
GCJobs

What Young Accountants Want to Know about the Path to Partner

During a recent webinar presentation – "The Twelve Questions Rising Stars Ask about the Path to Partner" – Tamera Loerzel, a partner with ConvergenceCoaching LLC, offered advice regarding the role managers and partners need to take in helping young CPAs rise to partner.
Practice

Accounting Firms Showing Signs of Economic Growth

Now that the economy is on the upswing, accounting firms are encouraged to target certain industries that were popular five to ten years ago.
Practice

Baker Tilly Finalizes Acquisition of UK Firm RSM Tenon

Baker Tilly UK completed the acquisition of the trading operations of top-ten UK accounting and consulting services firm RSM Tenon on September 2, after Baker Tilly shareholders unanimously backed the plan.

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