Strategic planning

Building a state-of-the-art M&A target

A firm can enrich its value to prospective suitors by investing in a top-notch IT infrastructure and exhibiting a willingness to embrace new technologies.

How to engage next-generation clients

This column offers steps to position your firm to keep your corporate clients as they transition their businesses and find new individual clients as your existing clients age out.

Innovation showcase: CPA employers on the cutting edge

Completely virtual workplaces. Flat hierarchies. Employees who set their own hours. Vacation stipends. Silicon Valley? Not quite. Meet seven employers that have radically rethought the ways they relate to their CPAs and are reinventing the accounting workplace.

Timing your exit

This article offers factors to consider when deciding when to bow out of their firm.

How to keep clients after an accounting practice sale

Client attrition is one of the biggest threats to the success of an accounting firm merger or sale. Buyers and sellers both have pivotal parts to play if they want to maximize the benefits and minimize the risks of the transition process.

CPA firms struggling with succession

As Baby Boomer partners reach retirement age, they are having difficulty delegating work to staff members and developing leaders to replace them.

Preparing for what’s next

CPAs do a masterful job of taking care of their clients' business, but they also need to make sure they look out for their own. Practice-continuation agreements can minimize the chaos in the transfer of a CPA practice to a successor.

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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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Keeping you informed and prepared amid the coronavirus crisis

We’re gathering the latest news stories along with relevant columns, tips, podcasts, and videos on this page, along with curated items from our archives to help with uncertainty and disruption.