Firm practice 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.

Advice for firms thinking about reopening

Firms planning to reopen their offices in the near future share what steps they’re taking first, and offer advice for other organizations that have made the difficult decision to return to in-person work.

Remote work after the pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses to rapidly ramp up their reliance on remote work, and many employees will continue to work from home even after offices reopen. Jim Boomer, CPA/CITP, and Jessica Battaglia share advice for crafting a long-term remote work strategy.

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.

Biggest mistake firms make with NextGen

Accounting firms looking to connect with NextGen talent and clients need to learn about what they value and how they like to communicate, says Jennifer Wilson, co-founder and partner with ConvergenceCoaching LLC.

The art of the client email

Here are nine tips from CPAs on how to get their emails noticed in clients’ inboxes and how to communicate more effectively and efficiently.

Alan Jowers, CPA

Building relationships is a key to helping clients achieve their mission, according to Alan Jowers, CPA, a partner with Carr, Riggs & Ingram, LLC.

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