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10 Questions Young CPAs Should Ask Firm Partners

Many young professionals are eager to build strong relationships with partners and senior managers. The best route is through questions that show a personal interest—but in a professional manner.
Practice

Not So Fast: Cloud Hits Roadblocks

What's stopping small-business cloud adoption? Survey finds that cloud-friendly products may lag, while many still feel doubtful about cloud's reliability. The industry may be awaiting a certain critical mass to grow further.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: New Twist in PCAOB’s Auditor Naming Plan

The menu for Oct. 2 features specials on Britain’s financial watchdog launches Tesco accounting probe, GOP at odds over whether to pursue tax reform, IRS tax revenue increased 13% in 2013, and more.
A&A

9 in 10 US Internal Auditors Received Pay Raises in 2014: Report

2014 has marked the fifth consecutive year in which the percentage of US-based internal auditors who earned bigger paychecks increased, according to a new study from the Institute of Internal Auditors.
A&A

Small Business Owners Have a Good Feeling About 2015: Survey

A new survey from online accounting software provider Xero found that nearly 90 percent of small businesses are forecasting an increase in revenues next year, while 21 percent are expecting growth of more than 100 percent.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: IRS Tax Subsidy Rules Take Another Hit in Court

The menu for Oct. 1 features specials on drug makers are using another tactic to cut tax bills, FASB simplification project sees early support, IRS collection efforts again under scrutiny, and more.
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The 3 Answers for an Anxiety-Free Cloud Move

CPA firms have increased their adoption of business-grade cloud technology but still have reservations that prevent more pronounced adoption rates. However, they don't need to worry.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: BofA Smacked with $7.65M SEC Fine Over Accounting Flub

The menu for Sept. 30 features specials on BKD LLP and Wolf & Co. merge, EU reveals details of Ireland/Apple tax probe, Indian citizens can now take the CPA Exam in the Middle East, and more.
Practice

Two Accounting Firms Win Awards for Happy Employees

We've probably all worked for soul-sucking managers who expect employees to work 24/7. But you won't find them at these two firms, which have managed to create award-winning work environments.
Practice

Internal Complexity Top Challenge CFOs Are Facing: Report

According to a new Accenture study, dealing with legacy systems and environments, managing the complex needs of all stakeholders, new and complex business risks, and supporting increasingly complex operating models were the top four issues cited by CFOs.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: GOP Mum on Tax Cuts This Election Season

The menu for Sept. 29 features specials on EY’s fiscal-year revenue up 6 percent, EU criticizes Apple’s tax deals in Ireland, banks cash in on tax trade, Boehner says tax reform “doable” in next two years, and more.
Practice

Time to Think About College Funding

Now is the time for accountants to think about 529 plans. The start of the school year means education is on the minds of all clients with children, and tax prep season is around the corner. There are financial implications you may not be aware of.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Kansas Is Recouping Lost Taxes Through Sex Toy Auction

The menu for Sept. 26 features specials on IRS needs to better handle complaints against tax preparers, P&G and Hasbro targets of Mexico tax probe, Brady to challenge Ryan for Ways and Means gavel, and more.
Practice

How to Get Referrals from Friends

You don't want to work with friends—that's a recipe for ruining the relationship. But that doesn't mean you can't get referrals from friends. As with all referral scenarios, keep it low-key.
Practice

The 7 Secrets to Creating an E-Newsletter

Fill your clients' inboxes with fun tips and advice all year round with an e-newsletter. These publications are also a great way to inform your clients of all the services you can offer.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Deloitte Made A lot of Money in FY 2014

The menu for Sept. 25 features specials on the AICPA has concerns with IRS e-signature standards, AbbVie-Shire inversion deal still seems likely, “The Situation” indicted on tax fraud charges, and more.
Practice

How to Motivate Staff and Partners

We CPAs are great at finding faults, but cautious about praise. This lack of motivation has led, I believe, to the outflow of some of our most outstanding future leaders and workers.
Education & Careers

Study: CFO Pay Up 7 Percent for S&P 500 in 2013

A new report from financial services consulting firm Mercer LLC found that the median total direct compensation for CFOs at S&P 500 companies increased by 7 percent last year to $3.13 million.
A&A

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: GOP Miffed Over Lois Lerner Interview

The menu for Sept. 24 features specials on SASB issues new standards for transportation sector, Bill Clinton won’t call inversions “unpatriotic,” Tesco fast-tracks new CFO, CohnReznick and Watkins Meegan to combine, and more.
A&A

The Finance Pro's Role in Natural Capital Accounting

A report recently identified the five ways that CFOs and management accountants can support the adoption of natural capital accounting in their organizations.

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