The culture of a workplace, be that in a company or an accounting firm, determines how employees and customers are treated, says Stephanie Creary. To assess how racism is a factor requires open, frank conversations and leaders willing to listen and learn what they probably didn’t know.
Follow this road map for launching a coaching program that can help your organization improve retention while developing future leaders and building staff members’ skills.
CPAs have an opportunity to improve their workplaces and communities amid a racial justice movement that began in response to police killings of Black and African Americans.
The ability to relate to clients and internal teams is a valuable function of firms that provide consulting services.
Women are more likely to succeed if they have role models, are able to find sponsors, and receive opportunities for training and high-profile assignments. Panelists at ENGAGE 2020 also discussed how barriers to advancement are intensified for women of color.
Firms planning to reopen their offices in the near future share what steps they’re taking first, and offer advice for other organizations that have made the difficult decision to return to in-person work.
The COVID-19 pandemic forced many businesses to rapidly ramp up their reliance on remote work, and many employees will continue to work from home even after offices reopen. Jim Boomer, CPA/CITP, and Jessica Battaglia share advice for crafting a long-term remote work strategy.
A surge in passion on issues of racial justice, diversity and inclusion has led to opportunities for CPAs to lead meaningful change. Members of the AICPA National Commission on Diversity and Inclusion share best practices for CPAs who are eager to support change.
Accounting firms looking to connect with NextGen talent and clients need to learn about what they value and how they like to communicate, says Jennifer Wilson, co-founder and partner with ConvergenceCoaching LLC.
Firms must guard against liability for actions of their clients or vendors against their employees.
Firm leaders need to be on the same page to bring optimum results to clients.
Changes once considered radical have become the norm in the accounting profession. Firm leaders share their lessons learned.
Tom Hood, CPA/CITP, CGMA, shares what the pandemic-fueled acceleration of work-from-home practices means for business in the future.
With few employees taking extended time off this summer due to the coronavirus pandemic, firms will inevitably face scheduling challenges as the year ends.
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.
Transparency and sensitivity are important when managers have to tell employees about job cuts, and these tips can help prepare you for that communication.
Reopening your physical office is not a decision to take lightly. Here’s an overview of the many issues firm leaders need to consider when developing a plan to reopen.
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.
Organizations and leaders seeking to address concerns about racism can learn valuable lessons from an expert on race in the workplace.
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.