Imagine that your firm comes up in a conversation between two business people. One says, "Smith and Jones, CPAs, sure, I've heard of them. They're the [blank] firm." Now, what do you want the [blank] to be? That's brand positioning.
Accounting and finance professionals who possess nontraditional accounting traits, such as general business knowledge and good communication skills, are valued not only by CFOs trying to fill open finance department positions at their companies, but also by human resources directors looking to recruit new talent to their accounting firms.
The Financial Accounting Standards Advisory Council (FASAC), the primary advisory group for the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), has issued a survey to solicit stakeholder views about the FASB’s future agenda. Participants are asked to respond to the survey by May 30, 2013.
Tipps Elementary School in Houston is expected to purchase four new document cameras this week for classroom use as a result of a $1,052 grant it received on April 23 from the Houston CPA Society’s CPAs Helping Schools program.
A phone booth. A parking meter. A traffic signal. A fire hydrant. These are among the many decorations CPA Martin Abo has inside his home in Cherry Hill, NJ. Want a tour? Well, you can take one by watching the latest YouTube video by the New Jersey Society of Certified Public Accountants (NJSCPA).
Last month, Grammy-winner Lauryn Hill asked the judge in her tax evasion case for probation. Not because she is a celebrity but because she wanted to work in order to pay the taxes she admitted owing. Things didn't turn out exactly as Hill planned.
Whether it is watching a webinar on their laptop, taking an online self-study course, or attending an educational session at a conference, CPAs have several avenues they can take to accumulate CPE credits.
New legislation authorizing the states to collect sales tax from companies peddling their wares online breezed through the Senate on May 6 by a wide 69-27 margin. But the Marketplace Fairness Act is expected to face much tougher opposition in the Republican-controlled House of Representatives.
For calendar year 2014, the annual limitation on deductions under §223(b)(2)(A) of the Internal Revenue Code for an individual with self-only coverage under a high-deductible health plan is $3,300, up from $3,250 in 2013.
According to a new study, the amount of the mortgage interest deduction for taxpayers differs widely across the country, with the biggest deductions claimed by those living along the east and west coasts.
If there's one CFO who bucks the stereotype of the nerdy accountant, it's Cathy Shoenfeld, who takes full advantage of the Rocky Mountains where she lives and works. She won a new contest sponsored by CBIZ this year called Behind the Numbers – The Secret Lives of CFOs.
According to the 2013 North American Top Technology Initiatives Survey conducted by AICPA and CPA Canada, managing and retaining data topped the list of ten technology initiatives for accounting firms in the United States and Canada.
Despite three subsequent Windows releases, Windows XP remains the second most popular operating system version. Regardless, the 38 percent of computer users currently relying on Windows XP will soon need to move to a modern operating system, or risk exposure to malware.
A federal court in Los Angeles has entered an order permanently barring John Trunzo from preparing federal income tax returns and other tax-related documents for others, the Justice Department announced April 30.
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