Firm practice management

Kristen Rampe, CPA

Creating a personal vision and taking responsibility for skills development can help professionals prepare themselves to be leaders, says Kristen Rampe, CPA.

Women’s initiatives: A step-by-step plan

The AICPA Women’s Initiatives Executive Committee’s three-year pilot program helped firms discover the most effective methods for empowering women in the workplace.

Mitigating risk related to tax reform

While tax planning opportunities associated with the law may be a windfall to a CPA firm’s bottom line, vulnerability to professional liability claims exists.

Alpa Patel, CPA

By paying close attention to the people side of the business, accountants can deliver the full impact of their technical skills to clients, says Alpa Patel, CPA.

Tips for handling anxious clients

Clients can get nervous when dealing with money, the IRS, one of the states, or any situation over which they have limited control.

Unhappy in your work? Tell someone!

This column explores six strategies employees can use to drive an honest dialogue about their satisfaction and increase their chances of remaining with their firm.

Three steps for transferring ownership

Jennifer Wilson, a partner and co-founder of ConvergenceCoaching LLC, discusses best practices for transferring ownership from one generation to another.

Factors keeping top talent on board

Jennifer Wilson, a partner and co-founder of ConvergenceCoaching LLC, discusses reasons why bright, talented employees stay at their firms.

Building a state-of-the-art M&A target

A firm can enrich its value to prospective suitors by investing in a top-notch IT infrastructure and exhibiting a willingness to embrace new technologies.

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How the skill set for today’s CFO is changing

Scott Simmons, a search expert for large-company CFOs, gives advice for the next generation of finance leaders and more, including which universities are regularly producing future CEOs and CFOs.