Ask your clients this one simple question and open the clients to a new perspective. In general, clients only see us providing the service that they currently receive. They know they want something more, but they don't know whether we provide it.
Should employees be allowed to wear headphones while they work? This debate has surfaced at least once a month among accounting professionals for the past two or three years, typically during multigenerational discussions around the issue of productivity.
Florida-based certified public accounting and consulting firm Markham Norton Mosteller Wright & Company kicked off the New Year and tax season on a healthy note by launching its new workplace wellness program – the Path to Wellness.
Regional CPA firm Warren Averett, LLC, continues to carry out its strategic growth plans in the Southeast with the recent merger of Atlanta-based Gifford, Hillegass & Ingwersen (GH&I) and Tampa-based Pender Newkirk & Company.
Most firms are faced with the dilemma of keeping long-term managers who are major contributors to the firm, but for whatever reason, are not ready to be equity partners (or who perhaps never will have what it takes to be equity partners).
How is your firm different? Since the "what" of your firm has already been defined, it may be a good idea to take a close look at the "how" of your firm as a way to set yourself apart from the competition.
If you're like most busy accounting professionals I know, you probably aren't able to devote as much time to marketing your firm and as you'd like. I'm going to highlight a strategy that can help you achieve significant leverage from whatever amount of time you have.
KPS & Company, LLC of West Hartford, Connecticut, jump-started 2013 by announcing a merger with the accounting and tax practice of Alan M. Gould & Co. of West Palm Beach, Florida, KPS’s first venture outside its home state of Connecticut.
For your small business owner clients, signing a personal guarantee has become standard practice as part of the commercial loan approval process. While this is often the price of doing business, what does a personal guarantee really mean?
PMB Helin Donovan LLP (PMB) is on an aggressive growth track, most recently merging with a San Francisco Bay Area CPA firm, BBR LLP. This is PMB's third significant merger in the past two years and is its largest.
Plante Moran's merger with a Chicago CPA firm last year moved it up a notch to eleventh place in a ranking of the nation's largest public accounting firms based on revenue and significantly expanded its Chicago presence.
When Abercrombie & Fitch ran into problems with properly completing I-9 forms, it turned out to be a seven-figure mistake. A $1,047,110 fine was imposed, even though there was no proof the retailer knowingly hired illegal workers.
Almost every firm I work with has a succession issue in the near term. Baby boomers are retiring at an accelerating rate, and firms are coping (or not) with the transition issues surrounding those exits.
Following up on the success of his popular High Impact Excel session, this time around David H. Ringstrom, CPA turns his attention to pivot tables. In one hour you'll learn how to whip unwieldy data into shape, and then quickly build meaningful reports by dragging and dropping with your mouse. David will also discuss techniques for improving pivot table data integrity. Detailed handouts with numbered steps will be provided for a variety of Excel versions.