Firm operations

Graylin Smith, CPA, CGMA

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

4 reopening mistakes employers must avoid

As firm leaders prepare for a post-pandemic work world, they should take care to plot a path that steers clear of potential pitfalls — four of which are explored in this article.

Succession issues surge at accounting firms

According to the 2020 Succession Planning Survey, more than half of multi-owner firms (55%) said they are currently experiencing succession challenges, up from 26% in 2016.

How to handle the 2020 PTO backlog

With few employees taking extended time off this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, firms will inevitably face scheduling challenges as the year ends.

17 strategic questions to answer before reopening

Firms must consider strategic as well as practical issues as they reopen. These questions can help you think through some of these issues and point you toward ways to preserve positive changes made during the lockdowns.

Planning for succession at a small firm

Increasing staff members’ interaction with clients is one way partners can prepare for their succession, according to Johanna Sweaney Salt, CPA, CGMA, a partner at Gray, Salt & Associates LLP in Claremont, Calif.

Where to find May’s flipbook issue

The Journal of Accountancy is now completely digital. 

 

 

 

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