Journal of Accountancy videos

For some risks, ROI doesn’t measure up

Investing in certain emerging technologies may never provide a quantified return on investment, but they are risks you can’t afford not to take, according to Ed Kless, senior director of partner development and strategy at Sage Accountant Solutions.

Signs of a bad workplace culture

Wesley Middleton, CPA, managing partner (Houston) for Baker Tilly, explains how bad culture leads to employee turnover and dissatisfaction. Eventually profitability suffers, too.

Encourage employees to take time off

An open paid-time-off policy benefits employees who use it. Firm leaders must encourage and celebrate staff who take vacations, says Wesley Middleton, CPA, managing partner (Houston) for Baker Tilly.

5 P’s that define workplace culture

Wesley Middleton, CPA, managing partner (Houston) for Baker Tilly discusses ways people, place, passion, purpose, and practices define a great workplace culture.

How success relies on workplace culture

In a profession with high turnover, a positive workplace culture can lead to good employee retention and ultimately a great client experience, says Wesley Middleton, CPA, managing partner (Houston) for Baker Tilly.

Keys to writing a great job description

Sarah Dobek, president and founder of Inovautus Consulting, identifies three criteria to consider when writing a great job description, including innovative ways to tell your firm’s story.

Define, then hire your ideal employee

Successful hiring includes defining your ideal employee and communicating why your firm is a great place to work, says Sarah Dobek, president and founder of Inovautus Consulting.

3 keys to productivity

Kevin Gienger, CPA, managing partner at Boldt Carlisle + Smith, offers strategies for working less and accomplishing more.

Focus time spells freedom from distractions

Using focus time to escape from interruptions, email, and phone calls leads to greater productivity and allows busy managers to tackle projects and solve problems without distractions.

Easy tools for time management

Careful planning and scheduling time for crucial work functions are key to time management, says Kevin Gienger, managing partner at Boldt Carlisle + Smith in Salem, Ore.

How to integrate FP&A and ERM

Integrating risk management and financial planning and analysis can offer new insights that could affect business projections.

How to hire an ethical hacker

Rob Goldberg, a principal at Deloitte, offers advice on why companies should hire an ethical hacker and how such a hacker can bolster cybersecurity.

The human skill CPAs need to leverage technology

As technology provides more and more real-time business information, CPAs will have the opportunity to provide valuable business advice to clients. To do that, however, CPAs need to ask the right questions of the right people to understand how the client’s business really functions, advises Amy Vetter, CPA/CITP, CGMA, CEO, The B3 Method Institute.

Don’t be scared of the robots; embrace them

While some view robotics and automation as a threat to accounting jobs, technology expert Amy Vetter, CPA/CITP, CGMA, sees these technologies helping accountants do their jobs more efficiently and effectively.

CPAs’ route to high-tech starts in the cloud

The ability to access data and applications through the internet is essential for CPAs and their employers to leverage technology advances such as robotic process automation, artificial intelligence, and blockchain, explains technology expert Amy Vetter, CPA/CITP, CGMA, CEO, The B3 Method Institute.

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Maximizing the higher education tax credits

A counterintuitive strategy can save taxes by including otherwise excludable scholarships in gross income.