Firm practice management

10 billing myths that can undercut your value

Top-notch billing practices can help CPAs ensure that they get paid an amount commensurate with the high-value, expertly delivered services they provide. Discounting and lowering fees put CPAs in jeopardy of being underpaid for their services.

Ask the expert: Client service

Greg Lockhart is the president of Lockhart Industries, a Dallas-based leader in custom branding, graphic design, and fine imprinting for America’s top financial firms.

How to develop a growth mindset

In today’s competitive global field, those who want to grow and move into leadership roles must demonstrate they’re willing to push themselves beyond their comfort zone to learn and try new things.

Driving DEI change in the states

State CPA society leaders are among those spearheading diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in the profession. See what successful steps they and their organizations have taken to enhance the recruitment and advancement of Black CPAs.

How to retain staff amid surging turnover

Experts theorize that the COVID-19 pandemic may have led to increased burnout and that employees who stayed in their jobs in 2020 now feel more comfortable leaving.

Graylin Smith, CPA, CGMA

Guiding clients through opportunities and risks requires a careful process, according to Graylin Smith, CPA, CGMA.

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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.