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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 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.
Tax

How State Income Taxes May Be Redrawing the Population Map

Not many political potatoes are as hot as taxes. Whatever your opinion about state and local taxes, it's prudent now and then to gauge how the prevailing rates affect a state's fiscal health overall.
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

Accounting Principals Names Top Ten Cities for Finance Jobs

For the third straight year, Accounting Principals has identified the top ten cities to find a job in finance. For 2013, Dallas takes the top spot on the list, followed by Houston and San Francisco.
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.
Practice

A Peek Inside the 2013 'INSIDE Public Accounting' 100 Report

On August 5, the Platt Group LLC, publisher of 'INSIDE Public Accounting' (IPA), unveiled its twenty-third annual report of the nation's largest 100 firms.
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.
A&A

Survey: Biggest Roadblocks to Protection from Corporate Risks Are Internal

Despite increasing stakeholder and regulatory pressure to improve governance, risk management, and compliance, organizations are significantly hindered from performing the task effectively.
A&A

Survey Highlights Top Issues That Keep CFOs Up at Night

According to the first-ever "CFO Pulse Survey," the two things finance executives worry most about are revenue growth and possessing the right talent to achieve organizational goals.
A&A

Survey: New Jersey CPA Firms Anticipate Growth in 2014

Nearly nine out of ten New Jersey CPAs expect their businesses to grow in 2014, while more than half say their firms are performing better now than at this time last year, according to a recent Capital One Bank survey.

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