For a employee selection process to be effective, it must consistently identify the candidates with the skills and attributes that are critical for the job at issue. Asking the right questions in a job interview can go a long way in achieving this goal.
For Bryan Sorenson, making his practice a success is not only about finding his niche and being a partner to his clients, but also caring about them as individuals and taking the time to be more than just a number cruncher. He separates himself from the competition by being there for his clients and having a smart growth strategy.
We're still uncool at our house. We have three remotes to control our TV, BlueRay, sound system, Apple TV, etc. Our son comes to visit and asks why we don't get one of the new-type remotes where you can do it all from one or why don't we use our iPad or iPhone.
As you might expect, there were plenty of opinions from business groups, corporations, and legislators about the tax reform plan unveiled by House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) yesterday. Views ranged from overwhelming support to staunch opposition.
House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Dave Camp (R-MI) this afternoon released his much-anticipated tax reform plan, the Tax Reform Act of 2014. If you want to read all 979 pages of it, you can download it here.
The effectiveness of an auditor’s planning process ultimately determines the efficiency with which an engagement can be performed. Following is an outline of some of the initial steps in planning an engagement, called the “preplanning phase.”
Busy season has begun, but most CPAs likely have not reached that stage of eighty-hour workweeks and gallons of coffee. It’s still early enough to make a few adjustments to your processes and client management strategies to avoid excess stress.
A new accounting game launched this month by the American Institute of CPAs, Bank On It, challenges high school students on accounting fundamentals and real-world workplace scenarios in the context of an online board game.
I recently saw a discussion on LinkedIn about helping a consultant's client overcome their fear and reluctance to participate in networking. I've written several books on the topic of personal marketing, most notably "Best Practices of Marketing Professional Services" for the AICPA and "Best Practices of Networking for Attorneys."
Forty-five percent of organizations in the United States experienced some type of fraud in the past two years, more than the global average of 37 percent, according to a recent global survey from Big Four firm PwC. In addition, two types of economic crimes are particularly on the rise: accounting fraud and bribery and corruption.
In a February 19 letter sent to the top tax legislators in Congress, the American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) outlined a set of proposals that would simplify or make technical corrections to the nation’s tax code.
Employee turnover, in industries like accounting, has always been a problem. Too often, revolving workforces lead to increased training costs, inconsistent production, poor morale, and, consequently, reduced or limited profits.
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.