Posted on Thursday, February 20, 2020 by Gary Hunt

New leaders need to understand that what they say and do will carry more weight in their organizations.

Posted on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 by Nicole Fracasso

Accountants have to be talented at providing quality service to their clients. But when it comes to marketing and selling this service, many didn’t consider that as part of their responsibility, writes Sandi Leyva, CPA, in a recent article from CPA Trendlines. In this article, Leyva discusses five mistakes to avoid when seeking new clients.

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Posted on Friday, February 14, 2020 by Jessica Salerno

People who adopt a growth mindset that they can improve their abilities and skills — provided they’re willing to put in the effort to gain experience — tend to demonstrate significant improvements in learning which in turn equates to greater career success.

Posted on Thursday, February 13, 2020 by Nicole Fracasso

You can’t change how others manage their stress, but you can change how you react to the situation, writes Lauren Baptiste, CPA, founder of Acheloa Wellness in a recent article from AICPA Insights. In this article, Baptiste offers two tips to help CPAs thrive this busy season.

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Posted on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 by Nicole Fracasso

When it comes to studying, everyone has different methods to help them succeed. Mikayla Hutchings, CPA, took a study approach that helped her achieve scores in the 90s, and then published a book about it.

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Posted on Tuesday, January 28, 2020 by Nicole Fracasso

The final semester of college is often associated with the term “senioritis.” This is when a student assumes they have nothing to lose and starts slacking in their coursework. But here’s a newsflash: Grades do matter, writes Christine Smith, accounting professor at Tulane University.

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Posted on Monday, January 27, 2020 by Nicole Fracasso

Almost 70% of college graduates leave school with an overwhelming amount of student loan debt, according to a 2019 CNBC article. With the average debt balance being $29,800, a lot of people think they’re going to die in debt. But committing to a plan to pay it off can help, said A’Shira Nelson, CPA, on a recent episode of The State of Business.

Posted on Friday, January 24, 2020 by Nicole Fracasso

The position of partner is one many CPAs aspire to hold one day. But reaching this goal requires more than the work being done on your end, the current partners share the responsibility as well.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 22, 2020 by Nicole Fracasso

Mistakes happen, but when the same error is repeated, it can lead to bigger consequences. In a recent article from CFO Daily News, Alyssa Evans, business, finance and accounting writer at CFO Daily News discusses four methods to preventing these mistakes.

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Posted on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 by Nicole Fracasso

If you’re a CPA, you can be a consultant, said Jake Nix, CPA, on a recent episode of The State of Business. Nix, the president of RISC Point Advisory Group, an IT firm offering consulting in security, privacy and compliance joined the State of Business podcast on a recent episode to discuss what it’s like to transition from auditing to consulting, the experience you need to do so and the soft skills that will help you succeed as a consultant.

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Posted on Thursday, January 2, 2020 by Nicole Fracasso

Tax season can be stressful for CPAs and accountants, but with this time also comes exciting opportunities for firms and their staff to enjoy. In a recent article from CPA Trendlines, Ed Mendlowitz discusses 12 ways to have more fun during tax season.

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Posted on Monday, December 23, 2019 by Nicole Fracasso

On a recent episode of The State of Business Danetha Doe, a former accountant and creator of Money & Mimosas, discusses the challenges she had to overcome, how to handle self-doubt and advice for those in a career transition period.

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Posted on Tuesday, December 17, 2019 by Nicole Fracasso

The role of CFO is a position many professionals aim to achieve one day. Kyle Bickhart, CPA, and CFO at OSCPA joined us on a recent episode of The State of Business podcast to discuss his transition into the role almost three years ago, what surprised him and how his background in industry and public helps him advocate for members.

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Posted on Monday, December 16, 2019 by Nicole Fracasso

For many firms, busy season is the most lucrative time of the year, according to a recent article from Journal of Accountancy. However, it is also the most stressful time for many. In this article, experienced CPAs offer their thoughts on the best ways to reduce stress during this time.

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Posted on Thursday, December 12, 2019 by Nicole Fracasso

In a new study from Harvard Business Review, researchers found that one reason why females don’t always advance in the workplace is their “lack of access to informal organizational and industry networks.”

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Posted on Tuesday, December 10, 2019 by Nicole Fracasso

In a recent survey from Accounting Today, firms of all sizes addressed their biggest concerns for 2020. The overall concerns range from “succession planning” to “recruiting and retaining good employees.”

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Posted on Thursday, December 5, 2019 by Nicole Fracasso

Initiating a challenging conversation is inevitable, therefore it’s important to educate yourself on how to conduct one properly.

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Posted on Monday, November 11, 2019 by Nicole Fracasso

In January, we featured Aaron Pike, CPA, on The State of Business podcast where he discussed his transition from CPA to entrepreneur. In this episode, Pike focuses on what it’s like making the change, lessons he has learned and the benefits of having an accounting background.

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Posted on Thursday, October 31, 2019 by Nicole Fracasso

By 2020, many experts thought emailing would be a thing of the past. However, it’s 2019 and emailing is still a huge part of the professional world. In a recent Grammarly study, researchers discovered that employees are still dependent on email, despite having concerns about how their written communication is perceived.

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Posted on Tuesday, October 22, 2019 by Nicole Fracasso

Not only have millennials influenced work-life balance and office technology, they’re also changing your tax practices, too. In a recent article, AICPA Insights discusses just how much impact millennials are having on your firms.

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