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10 Ways Blogs Can Generate Business

Everyone seems to have a blog today, but is it really worth your time? Yes, a blog can bring in new business, but as these 10 steps show, you have to know how to do it right.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: GAO Sheds Light on IRS Budget Woes

The menu for April 22 features specials on the IRS denying group’s tax-exempt status, what the airline industry and the IRS have in common (and it’s not good), if sales taxes will doom Amazon, and more.
Practice

What Do Your Business Clients Want?

A new Sleeter Group survey reveals what business owners want from accountants. You'll see that there's a big difference between what they want and what you think they want.
A&A

Survey: Accounting Jobs Can Take as Long as a Month to Fill

CFOs reported that vacant staff-level accounting or finance jobs take an average of four weeks to fill, while open management-level positions take five weeks on average to fill, according to a new Robert Half poll.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Lease Accounting Talks Scheduled to Start Back Up Later This Week

The menu for April 21 features specials on PwC looking at corporate clawback policies, SIFMA wanting FATCA delay, property tax collections rising, and more.
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How to Converse with a Finn

In today's international world, U.S. accountants find themselves dealing with overseas professionals. Not everyone speaks English, and even when they do, language barriers remain.
Practice

First Impressions of Excel for iPad

Four years after the first iPad spreadsheet, users finally have a Microsoft-sanctioned solution. I immediately saw its limitations, but Excel for iPad has certain strengths too.
Practice

How to Become Your Firm's Change-Maker

You want to be the change-maker—the innovator who drives the firm forward? Take this quiz to see if you're ready to be a leader, the firm member who makes waves.
Education & Careers

PwC Takes Top Spot in Vault Accounting 50 for 2015

For the second-straight year, the Big Four firm was named the No. 1 accounting employer in North America, according to Vault.com's latest rankings that were released on Tuesday.
Practice

Change May Come for Disaster Insurance

Legislation coming out of D.C. just might reduce homeowners' burden for disaster insurance. Think of it as a 401(k) plan for your home that covers preventive and rebuilding costs.
Practice

To Get Client Referrals, Work on Loyalty

Many firms these days hope to garner most of their new business through referrals. But you won't get referrals from clients unless you can build true client loyalty.
Practice

The Four Reasons to Move to the Cloud

The cloud isn't just today's buzzword—it's a way to improve your business. Accountants can use the cloud to increase security, lower costs and enhance client service.
Practice

Survey: Work Hours and Resources Not Spared From Tax Preparation

According to a new Accountemps survey, 30 percent of respondents believe it is not unusual for employees to spend time on personal income tax preparation during the workday – and use company resources to do it.
Practice

Why Different Generations of Clients Need Different Solutions

There's no cookie-cutter solution to working across multiple generations.
Practice

The Only Four Things You Need to Need to Know

Busy and confused? Just memorize these four points and you have the basics of managing an accounting practice.
Practice

How to Make Your Employees Happy

Yes, it's important, and there's a lot more to it than dress-down Fridays.
Education & Careers

The 'CSI Niche': AICPA Boosts Forensic Accounting

AICPA launches forensic accounting mentorship program to meet growing need.
Practice

Never Mind the Answers; What Are the Questions?

There's a theory going around that truly successful business people listen more than they talk.
A&A

Survey: More CAEs Being Recruited From Outside Profession

Forty-two percent of the nearly 370 North American chief audit executives (CAEs) recently surveyed by the Institute of Internal Auditors' Audit Executive Center said they held a position outside of internal audit immediately prior to becoming a CAE.
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What Kind of Digital Company Are You?

Too much reliance on technology? Too little? Maybe you're just not using it right.

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