Human capital

Exploring mentorship: A graceful exit

At one midsize Illinois firm, staff members who want to leave the firm receive mentoring assistance as they pursue their career’s next chapter.

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.

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.


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.