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.

SPONSORED REPORT

How the election may affect taxation of business income

This report summarizes recent proposals to reform the U.S. business income tax system and considers the path to enactment of any such legislation.

VIDEO

How to Excel pivot a general ledger

The general ledger is a vast historical data archive of your company's financial activities, including revenue, expenses, adjustments, and account balances. J. Carlton Collins, CPA, shows how to prepare data for, and mine data with, PivotTables.

QUIZ

Did you follow 2016’s biggest accounting news?

CPAs will remember 2016 as a year of new standards and new faces. How well did you follow the biggest accounting events? The 7 questions in this quiz will help you find out