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Pay freeze continues for majority of finance execs

Reflective of the past year’s economic woes, a majority of financial professionals still are not receiving salary increases, according to a recent survey conducted by Financial Executives Research Foundation.
A&A

Madoff whistleblower to speak at MNCPA conference

The lineup of keynote speakers at the Minnesota Society of Certified Public Accountants’ Management & Business Advisers Conference includes a Bernie Madoff whistleblower, a former Medtronic CEO, and the subject of a major Hollywood motion picture.
Practice

Most executives remain confident about business growth

Six percent of chief financial officers said they plan to hire full-time accounting and finance employees during the third quarter of 2010, while 9 percent anticipate staff reductions. Despite those numbers, CFOs remain optimistic about the outlook for their businesses.
Practice Management

Employees want day off to demonstrate on immigration! What should I do?

With the recent passage in Arizona of a controversial immigration-related state law, and indications from the Obama administration and Congress that immigration reform legislation will be put on the fast-track, we might soon be seeing more immigrants’ rights demonstrations.
Practice Management

Managers can become better leaders by becoming better listeners

If you’re like me, then you trained as an accountant and had no formal training in leadership or running a firm. It is important to realize that not all of these skills come instinctively and sometimes we need help in developing them.
Technology

Tips for choosing the right document management supplier

Many organizations are turning to electronic document management systems to gain a competitive advantage. Document management enables organizations to electronically store, retrieve, manage, deliver, and authorize business documents.
Practice Development

The Virtual CFO: Using payments/banking technology to increase value

Business owners need more help than ever to manage cash flow and budget expenses – and 68 percent say they are looking to their accounting and financial partners to provide this help, according to a SunTrust survey.
Practice Development

Tips for improving a company blog

Blogs have been around for years now, but many accounting firms still have not jumped on board. If you have the time and interest, a blog can be an indispensable tool to engage current clients and reach new ones.
Education & Careers

Accounting, finance professionals seek career growth

Nearly 80 percent of accounting and finance professionals prefer work that provides an opportunity for growth or advancement, even if it means a more stressful work day.
AccountingWEB Life

Survey: Advances in social media difficult to keep up with

Using social media for brand promotion continues to become more popular, however nearly half of marketing and communications professionals are unsure how to use it effectively.
Practice Development

How to make the best of business development

Business development specialist Craig Weeks claims successful business development need not be an exercise in self-punishment. AccountingWEB interviewed him so you can decide for yourself.
Education & Careers

Tips for working with a younger boss

With the Boomers generally in no hurry to leave the workforce for both personal and economic reasons, and the younger generations positioning for greater responsibility, the occurrence of older workers reporting to younger ones is proliferating.
AccountingWEB Life

New Jersey CPA Society gives members new way to connect online

The New Jersey Society of CPAs has added a social networking site so its members can meet online, seek out colleagues, and form discussion groups.
Practice

CFOs to graduates: Don’t think big, start career at smaller firm

Today’s accounting graduates might have more success cutting their teeth at smaller companies than at public accounting firms or big corporations, according to recently surveyed financial executives.
Technology

Services added to QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program

New services have been added to the Intuit QuickBooks ProAdvisor Program designed to make it faster and easier for certified and non-certified ProAdvisors to benefit from the program by gaining more access to prospective clients online.
AccountingWEB Life

The buzz on Google Buzz business applications

Once the excitement over the launch of Google Buzz – and the privacy debate that followed – died down, users needed time to assess what it could do, particularly because the only available instructions came in the form of a two minute video.
AccountingWEB Life

AICPA launches Web site

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants this week launched its Web site AICPA.org. Designed to be comprehensive and user friendly, the site was developed to provide members with an easier-to-navigate online resource to meet their intensive information needs.
Practice Management

CPA2Biz, XCM Solutions form partnership

CPA2Biz, a national provider of Web-based solutions for CPAs, and XCM Solutions, LLC, a provider of work-management technology for the accounting profession, announced they have formed a strategic alliance.
Practice

Execs say regulatory uncertainty hampering long-term planning

U.S. senior executives are concerned about the impact regulatory reform will have on their businesses, but half say it could eventually be a “net positive,” according to a recent survey conducted by KPMG.
Practice Management

Is the profession headed for bottle shock?

There are other professional groups edging their way into the sacred relationships accountants have had with the business community and opening up choices for consumers like never before.

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