IT

Education & Careers

One-Third of IT Pros Looking for Greener Pastures

A recent survey of CIOs and IT professionals by Robert Half Technology revealed that although a majority of CIOs believe their IT employees are quite happy with their jobs, more than one-third of IT workers reported job dissatisfaction.
Technology

NSBA Survey: Cyberattacks Concern Small Business Owners

The overwhelming majority of small business owners recently surveyed by the National Small Business Association (NSBA) are worried about the security of their IT and online properties.
Technology

Four Pillars of Document Management: Part 4 - Optimizing Workflow

Workflow, a sequence of connected steps or tasks, impacts the efficiency of a firm. In this article we will explore workflow, the fourth and final pillar of this document management article series.
Technology

Website Traffic: What You Should Measure

Most firms invest in tracking ROI to evaluate their efforts and ensure effectiveness. So when it comes to your website and related inbound marketing efforts, the approach should be similar.
Technology

Four Pillars of Document Management: Part 3 - The Economics of Digital Document Storage

The economics of storage, a critical factor with document management, is the third of four pillars we will explore in this document management article series.
Technology

Survey Finds Nonprofits Facing Obstacles Managing Data

While transforming membership data into business intelligence is a top priority for strategic non-for-profit leaders, managing that data successfully can be a challenge.
Technology

Leveraging Big Data in the Modern Tax Function

PwC guest writers Stephanie Maxwell, David Steiner, and Scott Stein focus on the advent of big data as well as solutions and tools that may be leveraged by best-in-class tax departments to make the transition to an efficient and effective member of the digital universe.
Technology

F&A BPO Services Likely to Increase for Companies in 2013

The "State of the Outsourcing Industry 2013" survey, which was released on July 8, found that client expectations of outsourcing are evolving to be more value-focused, with IT and F&A BPO dominating future outsourcing plans.
Tax

IRS Confirms Plans to Retire Two e-Services Products in August

The IRS announced it will retire the Disclosure Authorization and Electronic Account Resolution e-services products August 11. The IRS stated it increased the number of employees and improved its internal processes in response to this change.
A&A

SOX Compliance Survey Shows Need for More Scrutiny on High-Risk Processes

Demand for added attention to high-risk processes, growing costs, and the increasing role of IT controls and testing reports are some of the key changes and challenges companies faced over the last year.
Technology

QuickBooks 2013: What's New and Improved!

For the QuickBooks Pro, Premier, Professional Bookkeeper, Accountant, and Enterprise user, QuickBooks 2013 is easy to learn, easy to navigate, and easier to use with its new and improved features.
Technology

First Impressions of Windows 8

On October 26, 2012, Windows 8 officially became the latest version of Microsoft’s flagship operating system. In today’s article, I’ll describe my initial experiences with Windows 8 in hopes that it will aid your eventual transition.
Technology

Using Technology to Enhance Client Service

Cloud and mobile top the list of emerging technologies transforming the tax and accounting profession, according to the "2012 CCH Technology Survey - Technology in Accounting: Then, Now and Next."
Technology

Companies Struggle to Keep Pace with Information Security Solutions

Organizations need to fundamentally shift their approach to information security in order to meet the threats presented by existing and emerging technologies, according to recent research.
Practice

Accounting Firms Weathering Initial Stage of Sandy

Although Hurricane Sandy has yet to make landfall, her effects are being felt among small and big accounting firms in the Northeast as they swing full throttle into disaster-prep mode.
Technology

Guide to Hiring IT Staff (Part 2) - IT Administrator

Does your accounting firm need to create an IT team or expand an existing team? Xcentric Account Manager Jonathan Hull shares his insights on how accountants can make skillful decisions when hiring IT staff.
Technology

CFOs Weigh In on Benefits of Cloud Computing

A majority of top finance executives in US companies foresee Cloud computing lowering costs and helping their businesses succeed in the near future, according to a new survey conducted by CFO Research.
Technology

New 'Agile Tax' Takes Storefront Tax Preparation to the Cloud

The tax and accounting business of Thomson Reuters has announced the introduction of Agile Tax, a new production-grade tax software designed exclusively for the Cloud.