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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.