Inside Views

  • Art of Accounting: Boot Camp PT

    December 5, 2016

    When I was in boot camp or basic training there were four platoons in my company, each with their own drill sergeant. Additionally there were other sergeants in our group who seemed to be specialists in certain areas. Obviously we got to know all of them.

  • Virginia Society of CPAs (VSCPA) holds 2016 Leadership Academy

    December 5, 2016

    The Virginia Society of Certified Public Accountants (VSCPA) held their 2016 VSCPA Leadership Academy last month, from Nov. 14–16, at the CPA Center in Glen Allen. Thirty-two young CPAs in all were selected to attend the yearly event.

  • Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA) holds 4th annual 'Financial Literacy Day' for middle schoolers

    December 5, 2016

    The Georgia Society of CPAs (GSCPA) announced that the Society recently held their fourth annual Financial Literacy Day last month, teaching eighth-grade students across the state about economic basics such as saving, investing, and budgeting.

  • Is It Time to Select Your Firm's Next CEO?

    December 2, 2016

    If your firm is like many small and midsize CPA firms, you don’t have a formal strategic plan and you don’t set goals or hold your partners accountable for converting a strategy into real live actions that drive growth and per partner bottom line improvements.

  • Clark Schaefer Hackett assembles over 60 bicycles for local community

    December 1, 2016

    Shortly before the Thanksgiving holiday, Top 100 accounting firm Clark Schaefer Hackett held their annual company-wide meeting in Ohio, concluding with firm professionals assembling over 60 bicycles for children in the local community.

  • The Globalization of Accounting and Auditing Standards

    December 1, 2016

    Countries and jurisdictions throughout the world mandate that entity financial statements be prepared using International Financial Reporting Standards, and that audits be conducted in accordance with International Standards on Auditing. Although the use of IFRS and ISAs isn’t mandated in countries such as the U.S., in our increasingly global economy, many accounting firms must now be able to address the needs of clients with reach outside the primary country in which they operate.

  • TaxTalent employer survey ranks top U.S. tax education programs for 2016-17

    November 30, 2016

    TaxTalent - an online career and leadership development resource for tax professionals and students - recently published the results of their 2017 Top in Tax Educational Survey, which ranks the top Undergraduate, Graduate and Legal programs via employers' input.

  • Great Firms Have Passionate People

    November 30, 2016

    The word passion comes up frequently in the context of business strategy for accounting and advisory firms.

  • Boomer’s Blueprint

    November 30, 2016

    Technical debt: Is your firm underwater?

  • Exercise Due Diligence with Mismatching Tax Verification Documents

    November 29, 2016

    In July 2011, in response to growing public concern over employment-related identity theft, the Treasury General for Tax Administration announced that the Internal Revenue Service could do more to assist taxpayers by informing them if fraudulent income was being reported under their social security numbers.