Investing in certain emerging technologies may never provide a quantified return on investment, but they are risks you can’t afford not to take, according to Ed Kless, senior director of partner development and strategy at Sage Accountant Solutions.
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Accountants who hone the skill of careful questioning will better serve their clients’ needs, according to Ed Kless, senior director of partner development and strategy, Sage Accountant Solutions.
Wesley Middleton, CPA, managing partner (Houston) for Baker Tilly, explains how bad culture leads to employee turnover and dissatisfaction. Eventually profitability suffers, too.
An open paid-time-off policy benefits employees who use it. Firm leaders must encourage and celebrate staff who take vacations, says Wesley Middleton, CPA, managing partner (Houston) for Baker Tilly.
Wesley Middleton, CPA, managing partner (Houston) for Baker Tilly discusses ways people, place, passion, purpose, and practices define a great workplace culture.
In a profession with high turnover, a positive workplace culture can lead to good employee retention and ultimately a great client experience, says Wesley Middleton, CPA, managing partner (Houston) for Baker Tilly.
Sarah Dobek, president and founder of Inovautus Consulting, identifies three criteria to consider when writing a great job description, including innovative ways to tell your firm’s story.
Successful hiring includes defining your ideal employee and communicating why your firm is a great place to work, says Sarah Dobek, president and founder of Inovautus Consulting.
Hiring managers must be proactive and consider creative hiring practices to attract top talent, says Sarah Dobek, president and founder of Inovautus Consulting.
Kevin Gienger, CPA, managing partner at Boldt Carlisle + Smith, offers strategies for working less and accomplishing more.
Using focus time to escape from interruptions, email, and phone calls leads to greater productivity and allows busy managers to tackle projects and solve problems without distractions.
Careful planning and scheduling time for crucial work functions are key to time management, says Kevin Gienger, managing partner at Boldt Carlisle + Smith in Salem, Ore.
Integrating risk management and financial planning and analysis can offer new insights that could affect business projections.
Rob Goldberg, a principal at Deloitte, offers advice on why companies should hire an ethical hacker and how such a hacker can bolster cybersecurity.
As technology provides more and more real-time business information, CPAs will have the opportunity to provide valuable business advice to clients. To do that, however, CPAs need to ask the right questions of the right people to understand how the client’s business really functions, advises Amy Vetter, CPA/CITP, CGMA, CEO, The B3 Method Institute.
While some view robotics and automation as a threat to accounting jobs, technology expert Amy Vetter, CPA/CITP, CGMA, sees these technologies helping accountants do their jobs more efficiently and effectively.
The best way is to just do it, says technology expert Amy Vetter, CPA/CITP, CGMA, CEO, The B3 Method Institute.
The ability to access data and applications through the internet is essential for CPAs and their employers to leverage technology advances such as robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, and blockchain, explains technology expert Amy Vetter, CPA/CITP, CGMA, CEO, The B3 Method Institute.
Allan Koltin, CPA, CGMA, CEO of Koltin Consulting Group, reviews ways CPA firms evaluate the intangibles when determining partner compensation.
Allan Koltin, CPA, CGMA, CEO of Koltin Consulting Group, discusses ways to determine when to redesign compensation formulas for firm partners.