Firm practice management

Ben Ellingson, CPA, CGMA

Providing a work atmosphere that’s hard to leave is a key objective for Ben Ellingson, CPA, CGMA, as partner in charge of Eide Bailly LLP’s office in Mankato, Minn.

How firms can close the gender gap

Women face 6 major challenges to achieving upward mobility equal to that of their male counterparts. Fortunately, organizations can take steps to address each issue.

How to keep clients after an accounting practice sale

Client attrition is one of the biggest threats to the success of an accounting firm merger or sale. Buyers and sellers both have pivotal parts to play if they want to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks of the transition process.

Rewarding employees

To offer your staff the right incentives, determine what they value most. Flexible working options and clear career paths matter more than salary to some.

CPA firms struggling with succession

As Baby Boomer partners reach retirement age, they are having difficulty delegating work to staff members and developing leaders to replace them.

Got a few challenging clients?

Here are some steps you can take to minimize conflict or tension that arises due to miscommunication or other issues.


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.