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4 Ways to Market Your Firm's Niche

If your firm has, or is cultivating, an industry niche, you're already ahead of many other firms. You just have to take the next steps and let everyone know. Here's how to reach out to your niche.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: States with Highest Cellphone Tax Rates

The menu for Oct. 9 features specials on two tax officials express doubt about FATCA, healthcare tax credit shrinking for some small tax-exempt employers, Hillary Clinton dodges issue of medical-device tax, and more.
Practice

Don't Let Traffic Stop You

Jeff Davidson explains how an early encounter with Washington's nightmarish traffic patterns—and his eventual triumph—became a metaphor we all can use in moving ahead in our careers, and in life.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Tax Break Inaction Could Delay 2015 Filing Season

The menu for Oct. 8 features specials on PwC’s revenues up 6.1%, Paul Ryan slams IRS in re-election ad, video surfaces of Lois Lerner avoiding blogger’s interview, and more.
Education & Careers

How to Prepare to Be Fired

Many current and future tax CPAs think they can control the flow of their careers when in most cases they are merely in the eye of the hurricane. But that doesn't mean you're without options.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Who’s Janet Yellen?

The menu for Oct. 7 features specials on EU investigates Amazon’s tax practices, current and former KPMG female staff offered chance to join lawsuit, H&R Block’s new tax-time savings program, AICPA awards scholarships to 92 minority students, and more.
A&A

CPA Firm Revenues Continue Steady Climb Upward: Report

Annual revenues last year increased 6.7 percent, marking the third straight year of continued growth at CPA firms in the United States, according to the "2014 Rosenberg Survey."
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Valuing Fine Art for Tax Purposes

The menu for Oct. 6 features specials on fear of annual mansion taxes on the wealthy causing ripples in luxury housing in London and New York, IRS has FOIA backlog, Americans for Tax Fairness calls US Chamber poll “misleading,” and more.
Practice

10 Reasons Your Friends Won't Do Business with You

In Part 1 of this two-part series, we explore working with friends. Here, we list workarounds to various barriers. Next week, we discuss some good reasons for friends to work together.
A&A

Accounting Starting Salaries Projected to Rise 3.5% in 2015

According to a new forecast released on Thursday by staffing firm Robert Half, strong demand is expected next year for such professionals as staff accountants, senior financial analysts, and business systems analysts.
Practice

CPAs Join Forces, Give Back During Day of Service

Last month, thousands of accountants across the country stepped away from their spreadsheets to plant gardens for seniors, clean beaches, serve meals to the hungry and homeless, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: What’s the Deal with Earnings Stripping?

The menu for Oct. 3 features specials on Canada’s top two national accounting groups unite, Salix nixes inversion deal with Cosmo, IRS advisory panel has vacancies to fill, married reality TV show stars get jail time for fraud, and more.
Practice

10 Questions Young CPAs Should Ask Firm Partners

Many young professionals are eager to build strong relationships with partners and senior managers. The best route is through questions that show a personal interest—but in a professional manner.
Practice

Not So Fast: Cloud Hits Roadblocks

What's stopping small-business cloud adoption? Survey finds that cloud-friendly products may lag, while many still feel doubtful about cloud's reliability. The industry may be awaiting a certain critical mass to grow further.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: New Twist in PCAOB’s Auditor Naming Plan

The menu for Oct. 2 features specials on Britain’s financial watchdog launches Tesco accounting probe, GOP at odds over whether to pursue tax reform, IRS tax revenue increased 13% in 2013, and more.
A&A

9 in 10 US Internal Auditors Received Pay Raises in 2014: Report

2014 has marked the fifth consecutive year in which the percentage of US-based internal auditors who earned bigger paychecks increased, according to a new study from the Institute of Internal Auditors.
A&A

Small Business Owners Have a Good Feeling About 2015: Survey

A new survey from online accounting software provider Xero found that nearly 90 percent of small businesses are forecasting an increase in revenues next year, while 21 percent are expecting growth of more than 100 percent.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Tax Subsidy Rules Take Another Hit in Court

The menu for Oct. 1 features specials on drug makers are using another tactic to cut tax bills, FASB simplification project sees early support, IRS collection efforts again under scrutiny, and more.
Practice

The 3 Answers for an Anxiety-Free Cloud Move

CPA firms have increased their adoption of business-grade cloud technology but still have reservations that prevent more pronounced adoption rates. However, they don't need to worry.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: BofA Smacked with $7.65M SEC Fine Over Accounting Flub

The menu for Sept. 30 features specials on BKD LLP and Wolf & Co. merge, EU reveals details of Ireland/Apple tax probe, Indian citizens can now take the CPA Exam in the Middle East, and more.

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