This article suggests practices that can aid in creating an effective fraud-mitigation plan.
Practice growth & client service
CPAs who work with small businesses offer tips for identifying predatory loans and steering clients away from them.
CPAs offer advice on how to retain and attract clients during difficult times.
Focusing on strengths and communicating effectively can help CPAs lead during challenging times, says Kim Griffin-Hunter, CPA.
Learn how to evaluate the risk of a prospective client to help keep liability risk at bay.
As the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the business environment, clients have turned to CPAs for help keeping their businesses afloat. CPAs serving restaurant, medical and real estate clients discuss how they’ve used client advisory services to help their clients stabilize and reposition their businesses.
CPAs can help families navigate the financial side of substance abuse.
Take care when providing clients with referrals to other professionals.
Holding a leadership conference for college students can help firms build valuable relationships and aid in recruiting, according to Barrett Simonis, CPA.
A growing opportunity for CPAs exists in cannabis-related business advising. Along with that comes risk on several fronts.
Make sure your messages are getting noticed and opened in clients’ inboxes.
CPA firms must be wary of clients’ imposing overly restrictive nondisclosure agreements as a precondition to engaging the firm to provide services.
Hope is one of the most valuable services a CPA can provide during challenging times.
Securing more buy-in for the CAS practice at the partner level and ensuring it is properly funded and staffed can help it take off.
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.
Here are nine tips from CPAs on how to get their emails noticed in clients’ inboxes and how to communicate more effectively and efficiently.
The best way to engage NextGen clients is to get to know them and learn their needs and how they like to do business, says Jennifer Wilson, co-founder and partner with ConvergenceCoaching LLC.
NextGen clients are more likely than traditional clients to be searching for a virtual service or remote service model for accounting, according to Jennifer Wilson, co-founder and partner with ConvergenceCoaching LLC.
A four-step approach can help CPAs facilitate the difficult, often emotional conversations needed to help their clients find their way to calmer waters.
Online tax preparation software disrupted the accounting marketplace by empowering people to do their own taxes. The lesson tax CPAs learned is that they had to provide a greater level of service, says Kimberly Ellison-Taylor, CPA, CGMA.