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Education & Careers

A New Era in Talent Development and Learning

The days of listening to stodgy diatribes about technical accounting standards are over, or at least they should be, according to Tom Hood, executive director and CEO of the Maryland Association of CPAs and the Business Learning Institute.
A&A

Thomson Reuters Sells Outsourcing Businesses to EY

New York-based Thomson Reuters sold its US tax preparation and court accounting outsourcing businesses to Ernst & Young LLP, the two companies announced on December 17.
Community News

CFOs More Likely to Outsource Accounting and Finance Projects

Areas of general accounting and finance – including forecasts and budgets, financial reporting, and mergers and acquisitions – were cited by more than half of CFOs as projects they would likely outsource to financial consultants and interim managers in the next twelve months, according to a recent survey.
Practice

Pittsburgh Firm Alpern Rosenthal Acquired by BDO USA LLP

Chicago-based professional services firm BDO USA LLP has expanded into the western Pennsylvania market by acquiring Pittsburgh-based accounting firm Alpern Rosenthal. The merger is effective December 16.
Community News

Ohio Firms Battelle & Battelle and Rippe & Kingston Merge

Two Ohio accounting firms – Dayton-based Battelle & Battelle and Cincinnati-based Rippe & Kingston – recently finalized their merger and will now be known as Battelle Rippe Kingston LLP.
Community News

Dallas Firm Nicholas Montgomery Merges with TravisWolff

Dallas-based accounting firms Nicholas Montgomery, LLP and TravisWolff, LLP completed their merger on December 2, according to officials from both companies.
Practice

Marketing Your Cloud Accounting Services Differently Than Audit and Tax

Predominantly, when I meet with new firms and go over the Cloud accounting services opportunity, the first thing they want to do is start putting together a marketing plan. Most firms quickly find they're lost when they start this way.
Community News

Resnick Druckman and WeiserMazars Complete Merger

New York City-based accounting, tax, and advisory service firm WeiserMazars LLP recently completed a merger with The Resnick Druckman Group LLC, a full-service accounting, tax, and consulting firm with offices in New York City and Long Island, New York.
Practice

KPMG Survey Finds M&A Activity May Surge Next Year

Sixty-three percent of the more than 1,000 M&A professionals, investors, and advisors surveyed recently by Big Four firm KPMG LLP believe their US companies or clients will initiate at least one acquisition next year.
Practice

Is Value-Based Pricing a Good Idea for Professional Services Firms?

Considering that professional services providers have traditionally charged an hourly rate, there are only two options, as I see it, to increase revenues – either they stop sleeping or they continually increase their hourly rate.
Practice

Watch Out for UFOs - Worker Centers as 'Union Front Organizers'

Nonunion companies usually work to keep an eye out for signs of union organization among their workforces. However, they are generally focusing on unions and union organizers, not nonprofit groups like "worker centers."
Community News

California Board of Accountancy Elects Michael Savoy as President

Michael Savoy, CPA, managing director of Santa Monica-based Gumbiner Savett Inc., has been elected president of the California Board of Accountancy (CBA) for 2014.
Practice

Tips for Unique and Affordable Gifts for Your Clients

Telling clients you appreciate them goes a long way in building loyalty. Follow these gift-giving tips for the holidays or during busy season and make all of your client meetings a little more rewarding.
Practice

The Underpricing Conundrum

CPAs complain their services are being treated like a commodity and that they're undercharging for fear of losing clients or prospects to the firm around the corner. So what can they do to avoid this?
Practice

How to Build a Better Call to Action

Marketing expert Jack LaRue of Thomson Reuters Tax & Accounting offers some tips that can make your marketing campaign calls to action more effective.
Practice

CPA Firms FMRTL and O'Connor Davies to Merge January 1

Cranford, New Jersey-based CPA firm Fazio, Mannuzza, Roche, Tankel, LaPilusa, LLC (FMRTL) will merge with New York-based full-service CPA firm O'Connor Davies, LLP effective January 1, 2014.
Practice

McGladrey Expands into Houston Market through Merger

McGladrey LLP signed an agreement November 6 to acquire substantially all assets of Houston-based CPA firm Margolis Phipps & Wright, PC (MP&W).
Practice

Hanna, McGlone & Co. Merges with Smart Devine

King of Prussia, Pennsylvania-based CPA firm Hanna, McGlone & Co. PC has merged with Smart Devine, a full-service accounting, tax, and advisory practice located in Philadelphia.
Community News

Company Announcements: Week of November 18, 2013

Following is the latest roundup of community news for the week of November 18, 2013.
Practice

Why Frequency Matters in Marketing

All too often, small accounting firm owners will try something once, expect immediate results, and then draw the conclusion after a couple of weeks that it was or was not effective.

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