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Making the Case for Value Pricing

Are you really getting paid for what you do? The debate between billable hours vs. value pricing has heated up in the accounting profession over the past few years, especially as technology continues to increase efficiency.
Education & Careers

Conference Goers Headed to the Cloud

The three-day Digital CPA: 2012 CPA2Biz Cloud User Conference gathered nearly 400 accounting professionals to discuss the changing landscape ushered in by exciting new technologies.
Community News

Ernst & Young Receives Workplace Recognition

This November, Ernst & Young became the first and only Big Four accounting firm, and only large professional services firm, to be named one of the World's Best Multinational Workplaces by Great Place to Work® Institute.
A&A

Small Businesses Unprepared for Data Breach

Data breach events are a growing risk for small businesses, but only a small percentage of companies with fewer than 250 employees have policies and procedures in place to protect against online intrusions.
Practice

Management Essentials: The Partner Compensation Checklist

A constant topic of conversation is the age-old question of how to determine partner compensation. Every firm is a little bit different, but the issues surrounding how you split the pie are pretty consistent.
Practice

Recruiting Top Talent Where They "Live"

If you're looking to recruit anyone with a sense of adventure or fun, especially Gen Xers/Yers, the best thing you can do is highlight the personal (read: non-accounting) side of your firm and do it where they "live."
Practice

Do Your Partner Agreements Include These Six Key Provisions?

I continue to be amazed at the number of firms that have no partner agreements at all or haven't made revisions in many years. Remember, their primary purpose is to protect the firm and define the relationship between the firm and each partner.
Practice

One Bad Apple: Managing Poor Performers

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.
A&A

International Fraud Awareness Week

Hundreds of organizations worldwide have partnered with the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) to participate in International Fraud Awareness Week, November 11-17 to promote antifraud awareness and education.
Education & Careers

Five Ways to Write Fearlessly

I talk a lot about writing things - e-mails, firm brochures, websites, and the like. I talk about how they don't have to cost a lot and they often aren't difficult. But the fact is, sometimes writing is difficult.
Practice

Budgeting 2013: Bring on the Strategy and Structure

As marketing director at Rea & Associates, Katie Tolin will be meeting with partners at each of the firm's eleven offices across Ohio to talk about how their marketing dollars are being spent.
Practice

Mining the Opportunities in Your Client Base

Is your firm at risk of losing clients or missing opportunities for additional wallet share from existing clients? A large gap may exist between what partners believe their clients think versus what clients actually think.
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.
Education & Careers

PICPA's Report on Need for Diversity

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.
Education & Careers

Constant Interruptions: The Bane of Accountants

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.
Practice

Pricing Your Services, Part 2: Time and Money

Changing your pricing model is no simple task, but it is something beneficial for your clients and your firm. There are a number of investments of time and money that need to be factored into the overall pricing calculations for your firm.
Education & Careers

MSCPA to Host Partner Retreat November 28-30

At the upcoming Massachusetts Society of CPAs partner retreat, managing partners and firm leaders in attendance will learn how to gain an advantage over their competitors, attract new clients, and increase their profits.
Education & Careers

Virtual Conference Addresses Cloud Accounting

While the accounting industry moves to the Cloud, it makes sense to hold a conference in the Cloud as well. Attend and you'll learn practice-growth tips from two accounting industry thought leaders and much more.
Education & Careers

Is Your Leadership Style Subpar?

A significant gap exists in what characteristics accountants at all levels value in their leaders and what they believe their current leaders actually demonstrate, according research done by members of The CPA Consultants' Alliance.
Practice

What Did You Expect?

It's not that any of us purposely want to mislead our customers, but most of us are optimists. We want to communicate what we hope to deliver, and we often fear that under-promising could disappoint a customer.

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