Human capital

How to develop a growth mindset

In today’s competitive global field, those who want to grow and move into leadership roles must demonstrate they’re willing to push themselves beyond their comfort zone to learn and try new things.

How to retain staff amid surging turnover

Experts theorize that the COVID-19 pandemic may have led to increased burnout and that employees who stayed in their jobs in 2020 now feel more comfortable leaving.

Ease staff’s fears about returning to the office

Firm leaders can address staff’s anxieties by discussing the rationale for returning to in-person work, communicating transparently about the safety measures they are taking, implementing employee feedback and, when possible, giving staff control over when they return.

Coming together to advance Black CPAs

Leaders whose organizations focus on promoting the advancement of Black CPAs, both on their own and as a part of the Black CPA Centennial, offer insights on where the profession stands and where it needs to go.

Use this formula to build trust with clients

Accountants can position themselves as more trustworthy by working through the classic “trust equation” developed by David Maister, Charles Green, and Robert Galford. Angie Grissom, owner of The Rainmaker Companies, illustrates how to do so.

Accounting profession continues to zero in on DEI issues

After a year of heightened focus on diversity, equity and inclusion issues, leaders of the accounting profession are continuing in their commitment to make strides in this area. Accountability and transparency related to these issues will be pivotal in the coming years.

Supporting AAPI talent in May and beyond

A diversity, equity, and inclusion consultant explains why DEI should more often be referred to as DEIB. She also offers tips for organizations and individuals to support employees of Asian heritage.

How the 2021 busy season is different

Some accounting firms prepared for the 2021 busy season by staffing up and offering more flexible work options for employees dealing with family issues during the pandemic.

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.