HR & talent management

What you probably didn’t know about racism in the workplace

The culture of a workplace, be that in a company or an accounting firm, determines how employees and customers are treated, says Stephanie Creary. To assess how racism is a factor requires open, frank conversations and leaders willing to listen and learn what they probably didn’t know.

What women need to rise in the accounting profession

Women are more likely to succeed if they have role models, are able to find sponsors, and receive opportunities for training and high-profile assignments. Panelists at ENGAGE 2020 also discussed how barriers to advancement are intensified for women of color.

Strategies for CPAs to encourage positive changes in diversity

A surge in passion on issues of racial justice, diversity and inclusion has led to opportunities for CPAs to lead meaningful change. Members of the AICPA National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion share best practices for CPAs who are eager to support change.

Q&A: Advocating for justice, diversity, and inclusion

Amid tense and uncertain times, two leaders of the National Association of Black Accountants describe their emotions and a sense of hope that they can produce positive change in the accounting profession and their communities.

Housing costs and the talent crunch

Many of the world’s biggest cities have become unaffordable for workers, creating deep labor shortages. Some companies are beginning to invest in employee housing to lure talent and bolster retention.

Depression and the CPA

A CPA who lives with mental illness explains how getting help can make a difference — and how the support of colleagues can help, too.

Steps toward closing the gender pay gap

Eliminating pay disparities can help firms recruit and retain employees. Learn about the causes of the pay gap and what your firm can do to assess and revamp its compensation practices.

Memo to managers: Practice what you preach

Misty Geer, CPA, CGMA, the controller for a chemical manufacturer, explains how managers can live their values, set clear expectations on schedules, engage in two-way communication, and more.

Build employee loyalty with better onboarding

Troy Ashby, CPA, founder of Dallas-Fort Worth-area recruiting firm Benchmark Search Group, outlines steps you can take to improve onboarding and increase new employees’ sense of belonging.

SPONSORED REPORT

Get your clients ready for tax season

Upon its enactment in March, the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) introduced many new tax changes, some of which retroactively affected 2020 returns. Making the right moves now can help you mitigate any surprises heading into 2022.

100th ANNIVERSARY

Black CPA Centennial, 1921–2021

With 2021 marking the 100th anniversary of the first Black licensed CPA in the United States, a yearlong campaign kicked off to recognize the nation’s Black CPAs and encourage greater progress in diversity, inclusion, and equity in the CPA profession.