Practice Management

Tax Professionals: How Do You Respond When Someone Asks About Your Fee?

There’s a discussion going on in the Tax Business Owners of America LinkedIn forum about fees. It’s quite lively and has a lot of voices joining in.

Small Business Is Halfway to Hiring

When you talk to your small business clients, are about half of them hiring? The other half aren’t?

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Banks Leery of Proposed Changes to Lease Accounting

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for February 12.

Obamacare Shocker: Mandate Delayed Again for Some Employers

On February 10, the US Treasury Department issued new final regulations pertaining to the employer mandate under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010. But the government dropped a bombshell in the new regulations: It postponed the start date of the employer mandate for certain employers to 2016 – the second extension approved in less than a year.
Education & Careers

The Five Essential Components of Client Service

Do you and your team have what it takes to provide outstanding client service? Client service is an increasingly important part of your professional success as you move up in your career.

Ohio Board of Tax Appeals Says No Relief for Two Former NFL Players

Two former pro football players, Hunter Hillenmeyer and Jeff Saturday, recently lost their individual cases before the Ohio Board of Tax Appeals last month. The board ruled that the games-played method of taxation the city of Cleveland uses does not violate the state’s constitution and is not unreasonable.

How Is Your Accounting Firm Protecting Its Intellectual Property?

Have you ever stopped to think that you have valuable property right on your hard drive?

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Here Comes the Big Four’s Appeal

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for February 11.

CIMA and AICPA Plan Global Framework for Management Accountants

The two organizations unveiled a draft comprehensive framework on February 10 designed to help CFOs, CEOs, and boards of directors around the world benchmark and improve their management accounting processes.

We Need More Super CPAs Like Greg Padgett

Ours is an unusual business, in that very few CPAs are actively involved in their communities and giving back compared to other professions. Many of my nonprofit clients over the years would ask, “Where are the CPAs?” I have a pat answer; they are “busy.”
Education & Careers

NJSCPA Unveils New Compensation Study

The New Jersey Society of CPAs (NJSCPA) just released its "2013/14 NJSCPA Compensation & Benefits Study of Public Accounting Firms in New Jersey." Not limited to just salary, the report also covers such topics as incentive plans, health insurance, and training/development.

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: China Has ‘State Secrets’ It Is Not Willing to Share

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for February 10.

Here's an Infographic of the Top 20 Names in Accounting Software

You've probably heard of lots of these brands and there are a few obscure ones, but overall this is a pretty comprehensive list from Capterra of the who's who in accounting software today.

Nominate Your Accounting Firm for Awards to Earn the Recognition You Deserve

In today’s competitive climate, one way for you to distinguish your firm is for you to be honored or recognized in the community.

Key Accounting and Reporting Issues for Nonprofits No. 3: Expense Accounting

This material focuses on the principles of accounting for non-profit organizations’ expenses. It will include discussions of functional expense categories, accounting for functional expenses and allocations of joint costs.
Education & Careers

Key Accounting and Reporting Issues for Nonprofits No. 2: Revenue Accounting

This material focuses on the principles of accounting for non-profit organizations' revenues. It will include discussions of revenue recognition for cash and non-cash contributions as well as other revenues commonly received by non-profit organizations.
Education & Careers

Bramwell’s Lunch Beat: Accounting Jobs Cut by 25,000 in January?!

Here are “Bramwell’s Lunch Beat” menu items for February 7.

High Impact Excel: Answers to Three Pivot Table Questions

David Ringstrom shares three of the best Excel-related questions he received during a question-and-answer session after a recent AccountingWEB webinar he conducted, "High Impact Excel: Pivot Table Edition."

IRS Releases Version 4.0 of Mobile App

It might take slightly longer for taxpayers to get their tax refunds from the IRS this year, but at least they can do a better job of tracking the progress on their smartphones.