Beware the Pitfalls of the Open Office

By Samiha Khanna An open office may prompt employees to interact less as they attempt to preserve privacy and personal space, a study from Harvard Business School suggested. In studies of two Fortune 500 companies, researchers tracked employees’ activities for 15 days while their offices were transformed to an open floor plan. They found that employees spoke […]

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NCDOR Warns of Scams Targeting Taxpayers

Agency Offers Guidance to Help Combat Identity Theft and Fraud RALEIGH –The North Carolina Department of Revenue (NCDOR) today issued a warning to taxpayers to be aware of criminals fraudulently posing as tax agents to collect fake payments. Over the past few years, the NCDOR has received increasing reports of taxpayers being contacted via phone […]

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The Annual Cost of Retirement in North Carolina

By Michael B. Sauter The cost of living varies nationwide, meaning the amount of money necessary for retirement differs from place to place. This analysis uses the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ 2017 Consumer Expenditure Survey and the Economic Policy Institute’s Family Budget Calculator to determine the cost of retirement in every state. According to 24/7 […]

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How Workplace Trends are Affecting Small Businesses

Written by a guest blogger It’s widely known that finding top-tier talent is a challenge many small CPA firms and other small businesses face. On the most recent episode of The Small Biz Brunch, a podcast from AICPA’s #CPApowered campaign, I chatted with Mark Astrinos, CPA/PFS about this issue, changing trends in the workplace and how they’re affecting bottom lines […]

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Plan Your Testing Schedule With 2019 CPA Exam Score Release Dates

The 2019 score release dates are posted and a valuable resource for candidates planning their testing schedule for coming months. There are four score release dates for each testing window. For complete information regarding scoring, please visit the Exam Scoring and FAQ pages. The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy will release scores to boards of accountancy based upon the target score […]

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