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NSA Offers Tips for Successful Succession Planning

One of the most complex business decisions an accounting practice will face is putting together a succession plan, but a recent survey conducted by the National Society of Accountants revealed that many firms do not have a plan in place.
A&A

FASAC Survey Identifies Top Five Projects for FASB

The primary advisory group for the FASB released results of a recent survey that solicited stakeholder views about the standard-setting board's future agenda, including the top five projects the FASB should pursue in the next three to five years.
Education & Careers

College Student Survey: America's Ideal Employers

The results of Universum's "American Student Survey" reveal how students perceive organizations as employers in the United States.
Education & Careers

KPMG Survey: Higher Education Leaders Worried about Enrollments

The percentage of higher education leaders who are "very concerned" about their ability to maintain current enrollment levels is on the rise, according to the second annual Higher Education Outlook Survey conducted by KPMG LLP.
A&A

AICPA Economic Outlook Survey: CPA Execs More Optimistic about Hiring

Despite optimism in the US economy dropping 4 percentage points in the third quarter of 2013, business executives continue to raise their expectations for hiring in the coming year, as the number of companies that plan to add new employees increased by 3 percent.
Education & Careers

Accountemps Survey: Most Professionals Would Job Hunt while Employed

According to a recent survey from Accountemps, 73 percent of workers polled indicated they would have no problem looking for new employment before leaving their current firm.
Practice

Modern Technology Lacking in Most Small Businesses

Although a little more than half of small business owners who were recently surveyed use technology for accounting, only a minority use automated technology for other key business operations, such as appointment booking and scheduling, CRM, and acquisition marketing.
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.
Practice

How to Win Your Next New Accounting Client

Your firm may be successful today, but everyone knows that success can be fleeting unless you're continuously thinking ahead to identify and win the next client. The key to developing a strategy for winning new clients is to answer these key questions: Why? Who? What? How?
Technology

Survey Reveals Majority of Workers Would Rather Work from Home

With discussions about the pros and cons of telecommuting taking place throughout organizations around the world, Kona, the social collaboration platform from Deltek, released the results of a survey showcasing public sentiment on the issue.
Technology

Technology Driving Growth for Small Businesses

What's driving growth for small businesses? According to 72 percent of small businesses surveyed recently by SurePayroll Inc., it's technology – not new hiring – as more companies are doing business online now than a year ago.
A&A

Report Highlights Secrets Clients Hide from Their Advisors

Are clients being forthright with their financial advisors about factors that could affect their personal finances? While most are, 28.6 percent said they've withheld critical financial information from their advisors.
Education & Careers

Survey: Finance and Accounting Worker Confidence Up in Q2

Confidence among US finance and accounting employees hit a high in the second quarter of 2013, spiking nearly ten points from the previous quarter and reaching levels not seen since before the recession, according to a new survey from The Mergis Group.
Tax

S-Corporations Pay Highest Effective Tax Rates

A study released by the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) and the S-Corporation Association on August 7 shows that S-corporations pay the highest effective tax rates of any type of business.
Technology

Accountants' Social Media Use Focus of SocialCPAs Survey

When CPA Barry MacQuarrie started the "Social Media Survey" in 2010, he said social networking was still relatively new to the accounting profession. He was curious about how accounting professionals were using such sites as LinkedIn, Facebook, and Twitter.
Education & Careers

US Accountants Being Asked to Think More Globally

Having expertise in such topics as international tax laws and global regulatory requirements will be somewhat or very necessary for accounting and finance professionals five years from now, according to 69 percent of CFOs who were recently surveyed.
Technology

Study Finds Security and Integration among Top Technology Concerns

Systems security and finding a software solution that integrates financial data across multiple functions rank as family offices' top technology concerns, according to new research.
A&A

Survey of SMPs Shows High Demand for Sustainability Services

Seventy-three percent of SMPs worldwide are either providing or have plans to provide sustainability services to their clients, suggesting there is a sizeable market for these services among the small businesses that SMPs typically serve.
Technology

Survey: Most Tax Pros Lack Knowledge about Cyberattacks

When it comes to risks associated with cyber incidents, a majority of tax professionals do not have a firm grasp of what it takes to prevent attacks on their data, according to a new survey from the Travelers Companies Inc.
A&A

Survey: Audit Fees Rose for Public and Private Companies in 2012

According to more than 220 finance leaders who participated in a new survey by FEI, audit fees paid by public companies in 2012 increased by 4 percent over their prior fiscal year audit; private company fees increased by 3 percent.

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