I’ll Raise You One

Raise You One
T he average financial professional’s salary is more than 30% higher than the national average, according to the 2006 AFP Compensation Survey, and is growing at a quicker pace, too. Of the 27 finance-related job positions included in the survey, 25 received salary increases greater than the national average of 3.3%. Base salaries for management level positions increased the most (5.3%). Who’s benefiting from the largest bonuses? Financial professionals at the executive level, whose average bonuses were valued at $46,500, or 34% of base salary.



Year-end tax planning and what’s new for 2016

Practitioners need to consider several tax planning opportunities to review with their clients before the end of the year. This report offers strategies for individuals and businesses, as well as recent federal tax law changes affecting this year’s tax returns.


News quiz: Retirement planning, tax practice, and fraud risk

Recent reports focused on a survey that gauges the worries about retirement among CPA financial planners’ clients, a suit that affects tax practitioners, and a guide that offers advice on fraud risk. See how much you know with this short quiz.


Bolster your data defenses

As you weather the dog days of summer, it’s a good time to make sure your cybersecurity structure can stand up to the heat of external and internal threats. Here are six steps to help shore up your systems.