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Amish Mehta, CPA

"I saw accounting wasn’t just about numbers — it was about getting to know different clients as well as their businesses and industries," says Amish Mehta, CPA.

What type of culture does your firm have?

In this first part of a two-part podcast, Guy Gage, founder of consulting firm PartnersCoach, discusses the three types of culture he sees most often in CPA firms, and ways you can tell which predominates in your firm.

Ask the expert: Surcharging

Dustin Hall is the director of CPACharge — an Austin, Texas-based company that specializes in payment processing solutions for accounting professionals.

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.

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.

SPONSORED REPORT

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.