The mood around the office water cooler is generally positive, new research suggests. In an Accountemps survey, nearly four in ten workers (39 percent) described the morale at their companies as very good.
The Mergis Group Finance and Accounting Employee Confidence Index decreased this quarter to 50.4. This was a 2.2 point decline over the second quarter of 2012, although 5.3 points higher than this time last year.
The AICPA Gold Medal Award for Distinguished Service is presented annually to a CPA who has made major contributions to the profession. This year's recipient is Leslie Murphy, CPA, president and CEO of Murphy Consulting Inc.
Managers asking themselves, "Where does the day go?" may now have an answer. CFOs recently surveyed said that, on average, supervisors spend 17 percent of their time overseeing poorly performing employees.
My male boss wanted me to coordinate a "women's initiatives" panel for a group of managing partners across the United States, Canada, and Mexico who are part of our association. I rolled my eyes. I couldn't help it.
For many CPAs, the act of giving back is much more than a passing gesture of goodwill that grips them once or twice a year. Rather, it is a true spirit of generosity and compassion that is integral to their lives.
While employees may not see much improvement in base pay next year, the prevalence and size of short-term incentives has increased substantially, according to the sixth annual "Compensation Planning Survey."
The Ohio Society of CPAs (OSCPA) has announced that Scott D. Wiley, CAE, will become president and CEO in February following the retirement of J. Clarke Price, CAE, who has led OSCPA for twenty-two years.
John Wiley & Sons announced the launch of PasstheTaxExam.com, an online platform that will provide registered tax return preparer (RTRP) candidates with review guides, practice software, study tips, and exam resources.
Avalara, a provider of sales tax automation services in the Cloud, announced that Ron Eagle, former president of the ITA, will serve as strategic advisor within Avalara's Accounting and Advisory Services Program.
The Jackson Hewitt Franchise of the Year Award is given to the franchise that exhibits the highest level of performance in terms of growth, territory and employee development, customer service, and community involvement.
Ronald Dukes is one of just eighty-four accounting students from across the United States who have been awarded the 2012-2013 AICPA Scholarship for Minority Accounting Students by the AICPA Foundation.
The Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants has released "Increasing Talent, Clients, and Revenue at Your Organization: The Business Case and Toolkit for Diversity," which addresses diversity challenges many organizations face.
This won't come as news to you: We live in an interruption-oriented society. The ability to sneak off, to find quiet, or to rest is challenging in the age of mobile devices. What's more, the noise level has been increasing steadily.