For firms that offer virtual CFO and other client accounting services, the category is becoming a significant contributor to the top line, according to the results of a survey from the AICPA Private Companies Practice Section and CPA.com.
This column offers basic information to help you determine your needs, as well as a set of questions you can use to assess potential cloud vendors.
These tips can help you make better presentations more easily.
CPA firms can be a treasure-trove of information for cybercriminals. Here are tips on how to protect your firm.
A majority of CPAs surveyed say this scourge affects their practices and is often difficult to resolve.
New technologies provide opportunity, but growing threats pose increased risk. What can CPAs do? Our accounting technology experts offer their advice in the second part of the JofA’s annual round table.
Now is a good time to update critical controls and close backdoors that can increase your or your company’s exposure to potential cybersecurity attack damages.
Chris Tarbell led FBI investigations that resulted in multiple high-profile cybercrime arrests. He shared his tips for cybersecurity during a presentation at the AICPA spring Council meeting.
Many minutes, hours, and sometimes days can be wasted on IT-related issues, costing both time and money.
CPA firms believe the development of new client services should be their top innovation priority over the next 12 to 18 months, according to a new survey.
CPA firms have their eyes on the cloud, but most of their accounting software remains loaded on their own computers and servers. A new section of the 2014 AICPA PCPS Management of an Accounting Practice (MAP) Survey uncovers the who, what, how, and why of information technology decisions in public accounting.
Lisa Traina, CPA/CITP, CGMA, president and owner of information technology security firm Traina & Associates, suggests ways for organizations with limited IT budgets to keep their data secure.
A monthly look at mobile apps that can make the CPA’s job and life better. This month: SlideShark makes PowerPoint on iPads less painful … Online storage/synchronization: Dropbox, et al.
U.S. accounting firms are storing up equity as they prepare for a number of financial challenges over the next few years. That’s one of the findings of the 2014 National Management of an Accounting Practice (MAP) Survey, released Monday by the AICPA Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) and the Texas
Partners in midsize to large firms face many challenges and complexities when negotiating a sale of their ownership interest.
U.S. public accounting firms must tackle five challenges in their succession planning to fill the gaps left by Baby Boomer partners who have begun to retire, according to results from a Global Accounting Alliance survey.
A team-oriented work culture and work/life balance are keys to keeping young CPAs engaged in the profession, says Jennifer Highsmith, a senior audit associate in Florida who became the AICPA’s 400,000th member.
The following strategies can help reduce the likelihood of a lawsuit or regulatory action due to a violation of Section 7 of the NLRA associated with employee use of social media.
This June marked the 20th anniversary of a U.S. Supreme Court ruling that remains of interest to the accounting profession because the litigants included a state board of accountancy and a dually credentialed attorney advertising that she was both a CPA and an attorney. In Ibanez v. Florida Board of
When it comes to negotiating accounting practice sales, the owners of small firms often enjoy some big advantages over their counterparts at large firms. Why? Find out in this article, which examines the factors that determine the final price paid for a small accounting practice.