Leadership, communication and professional skills

How a CPA overcame her fear of public speaking

Elizabeth Pittelkow, CPA, accounting and compliance director at ArrowStream, discusses how her experience with Toastmasters turned her from someone who avoided public speaking to someone who’s made it a key part of her career.

What they're reading

Business and leadership books recommended by this issue’s guest editors can inform and inspire their fellow CPAs.

Shaking up the board

It is essential that board makeups represent the customers the company serves.

Tips for budding finance managers

Learning to be a manager is more than a check-the-box exercise, according to Debbie Jacobs, senior director of finance at Experian.

8 ways to be more proactive

CPAs need to plan, take control, analyze processes, be more interactive, and anticipate problems before they happen.

SPONSORED REPORT

Keeping client information safe in an age of scams and security threats

A look at the Dirty Dozen tax scams and ways to protect taxpayer information.

TAX PRACTICE CORNER

More R&D tax help

"Can I use the R&D credit?" PATH Act enhancements make the credit more attractive to a wider range of taxpayers.

QUIZ

Learn to choose between ‘who’ and ‘whom’

Writers can stumble over who and whom (or whoever and whomever). If you write for business, this quiz can help make your copy above reproach.