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10 Things to Consider Before Referring a Financial Advisor

By referring an advisor, you can help your clients, many of whom need professional advice. But how can you know when the financial advisor you are referring is competent and ethical?
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Supersized IRAs Under Scrutiny

The menu for Sept. 18 features specials on ex-DOJ tax head Kathryn Keneally has a new gig, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew says action on inversions coming “very, very soon,” dissecting the OECD’s recommendations, and more.
Education & Careers

Communication Styles: Embracing Differences

Kristen Rampe will share how to speak and write more effectively by understanding your own and your audience's communication style.
Practice

How to Battle Expense Report Fraud

While most employees are honest and abide by corporate rules, there are enough dishonest ones to make a dent in the bottom line with expense report fraud. But there are steps companies can take.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Kenny G Is a Habitual Stockpicker

The menu for Sept. 17 features specials on OECD unveils recommendations to curb corporate tax avoidance, McGladrey to acquire Battelle Rippe Kingston, AICPA presses Congress for action on tax extenders, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: The SEC’s Grammar Police

The menu for Sept. 16 features specials on AgFeed reaches $18 million settlement in accounting fraud case, SEC offers early revenue recognition relief, US ranked third worst in international tax competitiveness, and more.
Practice

How to Build Your Practice with Outsourced Payroll

If handled right, outsourcing payroll can be a strategic initiative for your accounting firm—and it can build client relationships. Be aware of both the challenges and opportunities.
Practice

3 Steps to Becoming the Steve Jobs of Accounting

The Apple founder became successful by focusing on a niche. You may not strive to become world-famous, but developing a niche can be a steppingstone to a new level of success for you, too.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: White House Action on Inversions This Week?

The menu for Sept. 15 features specials on Hertz and Carl Icahn make amends, Akorn is next US company to consider an inversion, Grover Norquist questions IRS audit of Breitbart News, and more.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Accounting Is an Underrated Job

The menu for Sept. 12 features specials on House majority wants to save cash method of accounting, Buffett called Hatch to gauge US inversion policy, M&T Bank unit reaches $18.5 million settlement in SEC accounting case, and more.
Practice

Marketing Plan Is the Key to Prioritization

As a marketing professional, I caution you to learn to prioritize. No matter how small your firm may be, you need to make time to write a marketing plan that can guide your activities. Create a blueprint that can provide consistency and structure.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Chief Chastised Over Remark Made During Hearing

The menu for Sept. 11 features specials on Munger defends Buffett on Burger King deal, PwC and Crowe Horwath face lawsuit over Colonial Bank collapse, US Chamber gauges voter sentiment on tax code, and more.
Practice

The 4 Ways to Attract Top Recruits to Your Firm

Don't think that all new accountants only want to work for the Big Four. Small and midsized firms have plenty of advantages. The trick is knowing what to offer the best candidates.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: S&P Weighs In on Inversion Craze

The menu for Sept. 10 features specials on REITs swell under new IRS rules, Breitbart News claims IRS harassment, 10 new AICPA/Accountemps scholarship winners announced, and more.
A&A

Study: Audit Committee Transparency on the Rise at Fortune 100 Firms

The 2014 proxy season saw significant growth in audit committee transparency, continuing a recent trend of Fortune 100 companies going beyond the minimum disclosures required, according to a new Ernst & Young report released on Monday.
Practice

5 Reasons to Ditch Manual Expense Report Templates

Say goodbye to manual expense reports. Automated expense management products have arrived in the market with advanced processes that are saving companies huge amounts of time and money.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Lew Remains Coy on How Inversions Will Be Nixed

The menu for Sept. 9 features specials on number of jurisdictions that don’t use IFRS now at 7, IRS sued again over tax preparer regulation, House passes bill to crack down on tax return ID theft, and more.
A&A

9 Keys to Creating a ‘Risk Challenge Culture’ at Your Firm

Developing a challenge culture for risk management is the next logical evolution for finance leaders as they seek to reduce risk in their organization, so says the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants in a new report.
Practice

The 3 Reasons to Be a Mentor

Here are some reasons why you should guide others. More than just on-the-job training, mentoring is developing a relationship with individuals and sharing in the ownership of their development.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Hertz Chief Resigns Amid Pressure from Investors

The menu for Sept. 8 features specials on Audit Analytics examines large US public company auditor market share, Sen. Charles Schumer’s plan to curb inversions, Sen. Carl Levin blasts TIGTA over Tea Party report, and more.

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