by Jason Bramwell on Oct 01, 2014
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.
by Jason Bramwell on Oct 01, 2014
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.
by Terry Sheridan on Sep 30, 2014
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.
by Jason Bramwell on Sep 29, 2014
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.
by Allan Boress on Sep 25, 2014
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.
by Jason Bramwell on Sep 24, 2014
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.
by Jason Bramwell on Sep 23, 2014
A report recently identified the five ways that CFOs and management accountants can support the adoption of natural capital accounting in their organizations.
by Ken Guilfoyle on Sep 22, 2014
Because of global expansion, the challenges of sending employees abroad are now worthy of executive-level attention. International assignments come with a host of business implications, and tax is a top consideration.
by Jessica Ballard on Sep 15, 2014
The Apple founder became successful by focusing on a niche. You may not strive to become world-famous, but developing a niche can be a steppingstone to a new level of success for you, too.
by Sally Glick on Sep 12, 2014
As a marketing professional, I caution you to learn to prioritize. No matter how small your firm may be, you need to make time to write a marketing plan that can guide your activities. Create a blueprint that can provide consistency and structure.
by Deanna White on Sep 11, 2014
Don't think that all new accountants only want to work for the Big Four. Small and midsized firms have plenty of advantages. The trick is knowing what to offer the best candidates.
by Jason Bramwell on Sep 09, 2014
The 2014 proxy season saw significant growth in audit committee transparency, continuing a recent trend of Fortune 100 companies going beyond the minimum disclosures required, according to a new Ernst & Young report released on Monday.
by Jason Bramwell on Sep 08, 2014
Developing a challenge culture for risk management is the next logical evolution for finance leaders as they seek to reduce risk in their organization, so says the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and the Institute of Management Accountants in a new report.
by Jason Bramwell on Sep 04, 2014
According to the AICPA's third quarter 2014 "Business and Industry US Economic Outlook Survey," released on Thursday, hiring is expected to increase by 20 percent in the coming year, up from 17 percent last quarter and 13 percent at the end of 2013.
by Bryce Sanders on Sep 04, 2014
Your clients and potential clients have certain traits they want to see in their accountants. Here's a list, which shows how characteristics work and fit into your daily life.