If you’re like me, then you trained as an accountant and had no formal training in leadership or running a firm. It is important to realize that not all of these skills come instinctively and sometimes we need help in developing them.
Many organizations are turning to electronic document management systems to gain a competitive advantage. Document management enables organizations to electronically store, retrieve, manage, deliver, and authorize business documents.
With the Boomers generally in no hurry to leave the workforce for both personal and economic reasons, and the younger generations positioning for greater responsibility, the occurrence of older workers reporting to younger ones is proliferating.
Once the excitement over the launch of Google Buzz – and the privacy debate that followed – died down, users needed time to assess what it could do, particularly because the only available instructions came in the form of a two minute video.
CPA2Biz, a national provider of Web-based solutions for CPAs, and XCM Solutions, LLC, a provider of work-management technology for the accounting profession, announced they have formed a strategic alliance.
U.S. senior executives are concerned about the impact regulatory reform will have on their businesses, but half say it could eventually be a “net positive,” according to a recent survey conducted by KPMG.
Now I’m not proposing we launch a new TV series where business owners stay in a fancy mansion surrounded by eager CPAs vying for their business. But, I think we all have been there in the heat of the competition for new clients.
Your tagline is really a tangible way to motivate yourself to be the person and project manager you want to be. We all make resolutions at the start of a new year, but the key is finding the way to motivate ourselves long after the ball drops. Try the tagline, and see how it works for you.
The Platt Group and INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA) have officially launched their 2010 Annual IPA Survey and Analysis of Firms. The annual IPA Survey and Analysis of Firms is one of the longest running CPA firm financial and operational benchmarking surveys in the nation.
What would the lineup be like for the Accounting Hall of Fame? If we went by physical attributes alone, the differences would be plentiful. However if you examine their skills, you would find that the most successful accountants have a lot more in common.
Firms and other organizations are still trying to figure out the newest generation in the workplace. It will require creative thinking, new offerings and more savvy and generation-sensitive management to engage and have the desired effect on the younger generation.
The resources that a modern day accountant can utilize exist to make their lives easier and, in turn, make their customers happier. This seems like a win-win situation for all, and the best part is that the technology needed to accomplish this inexpensive and easy to use.
In our day-to-day life we use our cell phones more and more due to reasonable rate plans and ease of accessibility. Why not apply this same reasoning when considering your office communications needs, especially in cases involving long distance and international clientele?
Lay’s potato chips had it right when they said, “Nobody can eat just one.” Unfortunately, accounting firms often confuse their planning efforts with eating potato chips when they take on too many strategic initiatives at one time.