The Negative Impact of an Outdated Firm Website

By Hugh Duffy If you’re like most people, once your firm’s website was in place, you went about your business without giving it another thought outside of telling prospective clients to “check out our site.” That’s fine for a while, but the exponential rate of technological change means that over time, if left unattended, your […]

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EY Expands Neurodiversity Program

By Sean McCabe As April marks Autism Awareness Month, Big Four firm Ernst & Young has announced expansions to its neurodiversity program with a newly-opened Neurodiversity Center of Excellence in its Chicago office. Earlier this year, the Center of Excellence hired 11 neurodiverse candidates, with 10 of these candidates relocating to Chicago — the highest relocation rate […]

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ABV Member Testimonial

Early on in her career, Sheri Schultz, CPA/ABV/CFF, Director of Litigation Support & Valuation Services at Fiske & Company in Plantation, FL, decided that working 70+ hours a week at a Big 8 firm and raising a family weren’t compatible. She became interested in the valuation field, left the firm and went to work for […]

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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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Free February PCPS Tool | Ways to Recognize Your Employees

Recognition makes people feel really good about themselves and motivates employees to keep up the good work. Recognize the unique value each of your employees brings to your firm in ways that are meaningful to the individual. Use this resource, part of the PCPS Diversity & Inclusion Toolkit, to review the way each team member […]

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Are You a Seasoned CPA? Take the Quiz to Find out!

See how many of these you can remember and then check out your total below. (No calculators please, finger counting only!) You know if you’re a well-seasoned (weathered?) CPA if you can remember… IBM punched cards for federal tax deposits References to APB opinions The Journal of Accountancy in print only When needing a coffee […]

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The Top Tax and Accounting Stories of 2018

By Daniel Hood From tax reform to Wayfair, to a new direction for audit and the ongoing impact of technology, here are the developments that shaped the profession over the past 12 months. Two tax seasons at once Questions from clients about the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act dominated much of tax season — even though […]

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