Accounting Today’s editors talk with thought leaders and changemakers from across the public accounting profession.
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Renee Moelders and Jennifer Wilson of ConvergenceCoaching discuss the rising trend to remote work through the lens of the results of their 2022 Anytime, Anywhere Work Survey.
After a decade at the helm of the Illinois CPA Society and as a major voice shaping the profession, Todd Shapiro shares valuable insights into the current and future state of the accounting profession on the verge of his retirement.
Amy Bridges of CPA.com dives into what it takes to build a successful client advisory services practice, based on the results of the latest CAS Benchmarking Survey.
The chief economist of RSM US, Joe Brusuelas examines the prospects for recession, and what accountants should be paying attention to on behalf of their clients.
Our annual selection of a dozen tasks you can take on over the next 12 months to advance your firm.
Marc Jeschonneck, global assurance digital leader at Ernst & Young, and Paul Goodhew, EY’s global assurance innovation and emerging technology leader, discuss the firm's $1 billion investment in AI and other advanced technologies for auditing, as the firm contemplates spinning off its consulting side.…
Ty Beasley, the new chief talent officer at RSM US, describes the approach modern accounting firms need to take to recruiting and retention, starting with the "talent experience."
Sarah Acton, CMO of Bill — which recently rebranded from Bill.com — talks about how accountants need to think about their brand in the 21st century, and why it may be time for a change.
Withum's Ed Mendlowitz offers a host of tips and strategies you can implement now for a better busy season.
Allinial Global's Mark Koziel looks at the pros and cons of engaging with private equity firms, what firms can expect if they do – and how they can stand independent, if they want to.
Darren Root, chief strategist at Right Networks, offers a new framework for executing on your firm's business model — if you have one.
Graham Stanton and Edgar Thomas — the founders of Avise, a provider of cloud-based accounting and finance software aimed at startups — look at how the information business leaders need from their accountants changes as a business grows — and why accountants and management aren't always speaking the same language.…
Bill Smith, national director of tax technical services at the National Tax Office of Top 10 Firm CBIZ MHM, discusses what the new funding for the Internal Revenue Service in the Inflation Reduction Act means in terms of enforcement and greater audit activity, as well as how it will impact tax professionals.…
Crystal Cooke, the director of diversity and inclusion at the AICPA and CIMA, discusses what the profession needs to do to move the dial on diversity in accounting.
Drawing on the best practices of Accounting Today's 2022 Best Firms to Work For list, here's a double-handful of the most effective, innovative ways to boost employee engagement and lower turnover.
ConvergenceCoaching has declared Oct. 21 "National Fire Some Clients Day," and partners Tamera Loerzel and Jennifer Wilson make the case for culling your client roster both strategically -- and ruthlessly.
Looking for profitability? First you need to define what it means for you and your partners, and then you need to get past some all-too-common misconceptions, say Marc Rosenberg and Kristen Rampe, co-managing partners of CPA firm consultants Rosenberg Associates and co-authors of the new book "What Really Makes CPA Firms Profitable."…
Ernst & Young Americas vice chair of assurance John King discusses the impact and history of one of the most influential pieces of financial legislation of the past 50 years.
Scott Hanson, director of public policy and regulation at IFAC talks about accountants' role in fighting economic crime worldwide, and the federation's new anti-corruption action plan.
The incoming CEO of RSM, Brian Becker, shares his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities facing the accounting profession, and where he's taking his firm in particular.
Leaders from the Top 20 Firm talk about how its entrepreneurial, innovative culture drove it from humble beginnings to its current position as one of the most highly regarded in the profession. Current and past CEOs Matt Armanino and Andy Armanino, and the executive director emeritus of the Armanino Foundation, Mary Tressel share some of the elemen…
Rhonda Clark, executive director of the Association for Accounting Marketing, and Christine Nelson, lead communications consultant of Ingenuity Marketing, lay out how firms should be structuring their marketing functions throughout their life cycle.
Ericka Racca, director of audit professional services at CPA.com, and Karl Busch, senior director of product management at the AICPA, describe the capabilities of the upcoming Dynamic Audit Solution.
Joe Woodard of Woodard Events lays out the potential size of the market for deeper client accounting/advisory services and bookkeeping – and what firms need to do make the most of it.
Client accounting services has been hugely successful as a service offering, but CPA.com president and CEO Erik Asgeirsson and vice president of growth and professional services Kalil Merhib say firms need to evolve toward the next stage: client advisory services.
Sue Coffey, CEO of public accounting at the AICPA, shares the latest trends and newest developments in this fast-changing corner of the profession, and looks ahead to what's next.
Twyla Verhelst, the leader of the FreshBooks Accounting Partner Program talks about how firms can leverage new technologies to improve their client experience.
AICPA vice president of small firm interests Carl Peterson dives into the details of finding an exit plan for smaller practices, which can be even more fraught and complex than for larger firms.
CFOs and corporate accountants face a future full of challenges and opportunities, according to Tom Hood, the executive vice president of business growth and engagement at the AICPA.
Professional services consultant Loren Fogelman of Business Success Solution dives into how accountants can find and communicate value without being dragged down by the anchor of the billable hour.
Tenaya Taylor, the diversity, equity & inclusion director at Top 100 Firm EisnerAmper, discusses a new incentive program to get staff involved in DEI efforts, as well as the accounting profession's progress in this area.
The new CEO of Top 15 Firm Moss Adams, Eric Miles, shares his thoughts on the major challenges and opportunities facing accounting firms and the profession as a whole.
Phil Whitman of Whitman Business Advisors offers a primer on what the entry of PE money into the accounting profession means for firms.
Jerry Eitel, the newly appointed chief Metaverse officer at Prager Metis, explains why his firm is pioneering this new digital space, and what it can offer accountants.
EY Americas corporate and ESG reporting thought leader Marc Siegel dives into the recent SEC proposals around climate disclosures amid the broader context of the rise of ESG reporting.
NxtStep Consulting founder Sean Boyce identifies the key point at which growing firms need to change how they operate, or risk stagnating, and shares what the key issues they need to deal with.
CPA Moms founder Mayumi Young talks about the issues facing women and mothers in accounting, and why innovative approaches like her unique franchise model can help.
NACATPros' Naomi Granger discusses the latest developments in the industry, and what accountants and tax pros who serve it need to know.
CPA and accounting educator Bee Nance talks about the importance of financial literacy, her new book of finance advice for kids, and her role as an accounting educator.
Lou Ann Hutchison of Grant Thornton details a unique new way firms can offer benefits to staff: the lifestyle spending account.
Partner compensation systems should be about much more than just divvying up the money, says Mark Masson of Axiom Consulting Partners — they should also be about achieving the firm's strategic goals.
Marty Davidoff of Top 100 Firm Prager Metis discusses the major issues practitioners should be aware of for the rest of tax season.
Marie-Laure Delarue, global assurance vice chair at EY, discusses how accounting firms can provide audit and assurance services to help companies with their ESG reporting and the formation of the new International Sustainability Standards Board.
Mark Steber, chief tax information officer of Jackson Hewitt, discusses the tax prep chain's flat-fee offering, what tax season's going to look like, and the future of tax prep.
Mike Whitmire of FloQast and Drew Carrick of FloQast Studios take us behind the scenes of creating the first comedy series for accountants, "PBC," and share why the company is building its own content studio.
Frances Moreno of Vaco discusses the obstacles and opportunities facing those looking to hire accountants in the New Year.
Industry expert Allan Koltin shares his expectations for the next 12 months in accounting
Kate Barton, global vice chair of tax at Big Four firm EY discusses tax-related trends highlighted by the recent COP 26 gathering, from carbon taxes to the tax incentives in recent and planned legislation around the world.
Scott Peterson of Avalara shares the top issues sales and use tax issues for the coming year, starting with the unexpected large amount of money in state coffers.
Growth expert Gale Crosley explains why it's critical to jettison your worst clients — and how to do it.