Firm practice management

Challenges continue for African-American accountants

Recently launched affinity programs have improved mentoring opportunities, but African-Americans feel left out of informal social networks and challenged in navigating corporate politics, a new survey shows.

Lester McKeever Jr., CPA, J.D.

Accounting firm leaders can position their firms for continued growth by paying close attention to succession planning for their talented people, according to Mitchell Titus partner Lester McKeever Jr., CPA, J.D.

What it was like to work for a legendary CPA

Lester McKeever talks about what it was like to work for Mary T. Washington, a legendary accountant who became the first female African-American CPA in 1943, and also offers advice on succession planning at smaller firms.

Working together to grow the CPA pipeline

Accounting students are the future of the profession. So how can professors and practitioners work together to make sure those students complete their education and go on to earn their CPA license with the skill sets they need to be successful?

NEWS

IRS sets start date for tax season

The IRS announced that tax season will start in late January and that it will issue refunds to taxpayers despite the partial shutdown of the federal government.

PODCAST

Why CPAs can’t wait on automation tools

What do accounting firms waiting on others to develop AI, automation, and data analytics tools have in common with a baseball fan sitting in a stadium filling with water at an exponential rate? The answer could determine your firm’s fate.