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Have You Got What It Takes? Secrets of a Successful Managing Partner

One hundred fifty managing partners from professional service firms in the United States and Europe shared their ideas on what it takes to make a managing partner truly successful.
Practice

AICPA Scholars Program Aims to Increase Accounting PhD Faculty

In fall 2009, when most young professionals and recent college graduates were struggling to find almost any position in the decimated American job market, Denise Hanes, a successful senior associate with PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) in Philadelphia, did what many might consider the unthinkable.
Practice Management

Accountemps Survey: Lack of Communication Is Top Management Mistake

The most common mistake management makes is easy to remedy: Don't keep employees in the dark. In a recent Accountemps survey, 41 percent of CFOs interviewed said the lack of communication is the top mistake companies make in managing their teams.
Community News

ASTPS Offers Pro Bono Representation to Returning Combat Veterans

The American Society of Tax Problem Solvers (ASTPS) has launched a program to help returning combat veterans (RCVs) with IRS problems. ASTPS members have volunteered to represent RCVs for no fee as a way of expressing appreciation for their service.
Practice

Job Outlook for Bachelor's Degree Students Looks Bleak

A weak labor market has left half of college students (age twenty-five or younger) who graduated with a bachelor's degree either jobless or "underemployed" ? a troubling statistic.
Tax

New Survey of Workplace Ethics Shows Surprising Results

Findings from a survey of ethics in the workplace may portend a future downward shift in business ethics. The percentage of companies with a weak ethical culture is on the rise, as is the number of employees who experienced retaliation for blowing the whistle on observed misconduct.
Practice

Carmichael Named AICPA Senior VP for Strategy, People, and Innovation

The AICPA has named Lawson Carmichael as senior vice president for strategy, people, and innovation. In this role, Carmichael will lead the AICPA's strategic planning activities and oversee the Human Resources and Office of Strategy Management team.
Practice Development

Top Six Pitfalls of Starting Your Own Accounting Firm

If you've been in the business for a few years, and you've established your position in tax preparation or financial advising, you may be getting the itch to start your own firm. Owning your own accounting firm can be an incredibly rewarding experience with an impressive side of perks.
Community News

Beauty and the Boardroom: Deloitte Consultant Named Miss San Francisco

It's easy to assume that when Vivian Wei, tax consultant for Deloitte won the title of Miss San Francisco in March, the judges were wowed by her tap dance routine as well as her regal demeanor in the evening gown competition. But, if you ask Wei, she believes an entirely different skill set helped her lock in the title.
Education & Careers

CCH Names Mackintosh Executive Vice President & General Manager of Tax

CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business announced on April 16, 2012, that Teresa Mackintosh has been named Executive Vice President & General Manager of Tax, effective immediately.
Practice Development

Top Ten Ways to Take a Consultative Approach to Client Meetings

When meeting with clients, accountants may be most comfortable getting down to business by crunching numbers and going through reports. This approach may seem logical, but it's not always the best approach for relationship building.
Practice Management

New Survey Looks at Greatest Barriers to Innovation

The biggest roadblocks to organizational breakthroughs are a shortage of fresh thinking and too much red tape, according to a recent Robert Half survey. Survey results are based on interviews with more than 1,400 CFOs from a stratified random sample of US companies with twenty or more employees.
Community News

CGMA Global Economic Forecast Shows Cautious Optimism for Year Ahead

The world's CEOs, CFOs, and other senior management accountants have a cautious yet increasingly positive outlook for the global economy over the next twelve months, according to the first Chartered Global Management Accountant (CGMA) Global Economic Forecast released March 29, 2012.
Practice Development

Accountant's Marketing Checklist: Increase Your ROI on Business Meals

Phyllis Haserot’s book, The Marketer’s Handbook of Tips & Checklists, provides more than 100 checklists covering a range of topics any professional needs to know in order to master building a successful career as both a rainmaker and client-focused service deliverer. This article features one of her checklists.
Tax

New York State Is Attempting to Tax Its Yoga Studios

Last year, after the Bureau of Proprietary School Supervision attempted to subject yoga studios to licensing regulations, the proposed "Yoga Bill" was signed into law by Governor Paterson on March 24, 2010. The bill exempts yoga and martial arts studios from state educational certification.
Community News

AICPA Announces Creation of the Maximo Mukelabai Award

The AICPA has founded the Maximo Mukelabai Award in memory of Mukelabai. The award will recognize a deserving CPA under the age of forty for his or her passion and contributions toward building the CPA pipeline, serving as an advocate of the accounting profession, and performing outstanding community service.
Community News

NYSSCPA Selects Two Winners for Its Distinguished Service Award

This year, there are two winners of the New York State Society of CPAs' (NYSSCPA) Distinguished Service Award - Stephen Valenti, CPA, and George Foundotos, CPA. The award will be presented to them at the Society's Annual Election Dinner and Meeting on May 10.
Education & Careers

Accountants Connect with State Legislators at Georgia CPA Day

Members of the Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA) recently met at the Georgia State Capitol in honor of 2012 CPA Day at the Gold Dome. "CPAs offer a unique and intelligent perspective, and events like this make a very real connection between the profession and Georgia's legislators," said Boyd Search, CEO of GSCPA.
Community News

AICPA Honors Top CPA Exam Performers with the Elijah Watt Sells Award

The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) has announced the winners of the 2010 Elijah Watt Sells Award. The award was presented to candidates who obtained the ten highest cumulative scores on all four sections of the computerized Uniform CPA Examination.
Practice

Cross-Generational Issues: How to Develop and Deliver Perspective

In a previous article, I discussed how the four generations in today's workplace often don't understand each other's underlying perspectives and formational influences. As a follow-up, here I'll make some suggestions on what you can to do about it.

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