African Americans are still underrepresented in the accounting profession: Only 2% of CPAs are Black. In this second part of a two-episode podcast, we look at what the profession can do to increase the number of Black CPAs.
Firm practice management
Some accounting firms prepared for the 2021 busy season by staffing up and offering more flexible work options for employees dealing with family issues during the pandemic.
Companies should consider benefits and challenges of hiring workers outside their geographic area.
We take a look at the remarkable accomplishments of Black CPAs in the 20th century, featuring the testimony of two CPAs who witnessed Black CPA history firsthand: Ruth Harris, the first Black female CPA in Virginia, and Frank Ross, one of the founders of the National Association of Black Accountants.
This article offers tips on balancing empathetic leadership with critical business goals.
CPAs share their thoughts on how to help clients through changes in households.
CPAs are knowledgeable about their small business clients’ financial conditions and emotionally removed enough from the organizations to help business leaders see what they often would rather avoid.
In 1943, Mary T. Washington Wylie became the nation’s first Black woman to earn the CPA license. Her life illustrates the difference that one enterprising professional can make for many future generations.
This article offers strategies for dealing with burnout at your accounting firm.
Hear a conversation with Lara Abrash, CPA, chair and CEO of Deloitte & Touche LLP, on diversity, along with updates on provisions of the stimulus bill and more.
The AICPA Professional Ethics Executive Committee issued an amendment that clarifies the responsibilities of AICPA members responding to client requests for client-provided records. PEEC also limited firms’ ability to loan staff to attest clients.
Rule changes, deadline pressures, and ongoing processing problems with the Paycheck Protection Program are causing high levels of frustration and anxiety among many small businesses. This creates an opportunity for CPAs to provide calm guidance for stressed clients.
Experts offer advice on building solid relationships with others who can help you expand your networks.
Here’s what you can do to help staffers deal with the pressures of working virtually under current conditions.
CPA firms today need more speed, agility, and power to deal with disruption, uncertainty, and clients’ quickly changing needs.
Before launching a diversity and inclusion program, learn where your organization stands in terms of D&I. Tools such as the AICPA’s Accounting Inclusion Maturity Model can help you track your progress.
Cyberattackers remain unrelenting in adapting tactics to exploit human and technological vulnerabilities.
Alaska, Maine, and Oklahoma are the latest states to consider CPA firm mobility legislation, which allows CPA firms that meet certain licensing requirements to provide their services across state lines in order to serve clients without the need to obtain an additional license.
CPAs from across the country discuss what they're looking forward, the skills and technology they'd like to master, and the business opportunities they think might be available.
This article explores policies companies can put in place to support employees with children during this uniquely challenging time without sacrificing efficiency.