Human capital

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.

How to land and keep NextGen talent

Firms that want to attract and retain NextGen talent must get them involved in strategizing to improve service, client experience, and efficiency, according to Jennifer Wilson, co-founder and partner with ConvergenceCoaching LLC.

Q&A: Advocating for justice, diversity, and inclusion

Amid tense and uncertain times, two leaders of the National Association of Black Accountants describe their emotions and a sense of hope that they can produce positive change in the accounting profession and their communities.

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.

Attracting young people to public accounting

A strategic imperative for making public accounting a welcoming profession for young people can help a firm secure its future, according to Johanna Sweaney Salt, CPA, CGMA, a partner at Gray, Salt & Associates LLP in Claremont, Calif.

When hard times hit staff

Supporting valued staff experiencing losses and hardships can help organizations respond in compassionate ways, while still meeting the needs of the business.

A call for honest leadership

In this time of transformation and innovation, honesty and transparency in leadership are important to motivate staff and create an environment where people feel safe.

How firms can advance women in the workplace

Firms are taking proactive steps to attract, retain, and advance women. And firms that use modified work arrangements (MWAs) and formal advancement programs to achieve those goals report that the benefits are clear.

Help your staff make it through busy season

Eustis Corrigan, CPA, senior managing director at CBIZ MHM in Memphis, Tenn., a veteran of more than 30 tax seasons, shares what his firm does to support staff during busy season.

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Get your clients ready for tax season

These year-end tax planning strategies address recent tax law changes enacted to help taxpayers deal with the pandemic, such as tax credits for sick leave and family leave and new rules for retirement plan distributions, as well as techniques for putting your clients in the best possible tax position.

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