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.
Isolation, boredom, uncertainty, stress, and anxiety can all take a toll on staff’s mental health during the pandemic. Try these tactics to support staff and boost their spirits during difficult times.
Increased resources and focus will be needed to address the consequences of systemic racism and unconscious bias, writes Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA, a former AICPA chairman who is executive director, Finance Thought Leadership for Oracle.
Experts share the steps their firms have implemented to manage their workforces remotely as they ride out the crisis.
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.
Tracey Golden, CPA, CGMA, is focused on evolving the CPA profession, lifelong learning, and quality in her year as chairman of the AICPA board.
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.
Supporting valued staff experiencing losses and hardships can help organizations respond in compassionate ways, while still meeting the needs of the business.