Convert staff into your merger militia

May 12 3:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
When CPA firm leaders are in discussions to merge with another firm, the conversation at some point turns to the importance of staff retention and engagement over the short and long term.
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Firms on the move: RSM and Cohen & Co. to open Detroit offices

May 12 2:35pm Accounting Today: Feed
CohnReznick establishes Netherlands-based European subsidiary; Armanino continues annual Nonprofit Symposium; and more news from CPA offices across the country.
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Grant Thornton joins ServiceNow Partner Program

May 12 1:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The firm will combine its GRC expertise with the company’s cybersecurity offerings.
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5 ways to build a CPA empire in 2017

May 12 12:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
How a firm gets its first dollar will be very different from how it gets its first million.
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Firm of the Future Profile: Tax Time Services

May 12 9:00am Tax Pro Center | Intuit ProConnect
Welcome to another in a series of profiles spotlighting the 2016 Firm of the Future finalists. This edition features Barbara Agerton of Tax Time Services. Stay tuned in 2017 for details on how to enter our next Firm of the Future contest. Kim Amsbaugh: Welcome, Barbara! Tell me a bit... Full Story...
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3 Simple Steps to Create Longevity

May 12 7:48am
If only it was just about your great idea. Most entrepreneurs are passionate about their product or service, but turning it into a successful business requires careful planning and execution. Start with a business plan that lays out your core objectives and follow it to achieve long-term success. It's easy to get caught up in the details, but always come back to three key points: the who, what and how of your business.
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Facing the Yeti with Hal Rosen, RFBM CPAs

May 12 4:00am Training Center/Scaling New Heights
Our series on what 'Yetis' lie ahead for today's accounting professionals is back with a look at why this ProAdvisor believes you should absorb every piece of knowledge you can and use it to your advantage.
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2017 Tax Incentives for Rhode Island Businesses Guide

May 12 3:00am Blum Shapiro Knowledege Center
Download this chart to view the current tax credits being offered by the State of Rhode Island to businesses.
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Tax Fraud Blotter: Wheres the beef?

May 11 10:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
IRS experience is no shield from jail; $6 million in bogus deductions; ignoring injunctions; and other highlights of recent tax cases.
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Help your clients save on credit card processing fees

May 11 5:35pm Accounting Today: Feed
CPAs and accounting professionals are well positioned to advise their business clients on cost containment and risk mitigation.
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Corporate tax planning in a time of uncertainty

May 11 4:35pm Accounting Today: Feed
CPAs and their business clients and corporate tax departments need to consider different scenarios for the possible corporate tax reforms now being weighed in Congress.
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Net@Work acquires HRMS practice, appoints first director of partner success

May 11 3:35pm Accounting Today: Feed
Igal Rabinovich will lead the company’s partner alliance program in the newly established role.
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SASB reconfigures board structure

May 11 2:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The Sustainability Accounting Standards Board has overhauled its board structure, adding a nine-member SASB Standards Board, overseen by the SASB Foundation board of directors.
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Creative Ways to Run Your Homeschool Co-op Without Employees

May 11 2:01pm
A few creative ways to run a homeschool co-op without hiring employees or dealing with payroll. Related posts: Top 10 blog posts of 2016 Are Classical Conversations tutors employees or independent contractors? Can I avoid the expense of hiring employees by being a 501c3?...
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Meet 'The Bold Advisor' Approach

May 11 2:00pm Training Center/Scaling New Heights
Caldwell Consulting & Training's Carla Caldwell and Karbon's Ian Vacin give ProAdvisors an up close and personal look at several leadership tools designed to help them face their Yetis.
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The Bold Advisor

May 11 2:00pm Training Center/Scaling New Heights
Caldwell Consulting & Training's Carla Caldwell and Karbon's Ian Vacin provide an up close and personal look at several leadership tools designed to help you face your Yeti.
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Hedge fund manager may save $835,900 on tax collector's typo

May 11 11:35am Accounting Today: Feed
A hedge fund manager says the British tax collection agency can’t investigate his 2009 finances because of a mistake in the letter warning him about the probe.
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5 Ways to Engage Clients After Tax Season

May 11 9:00am Tax Pro Center | Intuit ProConnect
Engaging your clients during tax season is second nature. As we work hard to serve our clients’ needs, the phone calls, meetings, emails and text messages consume us. In the months and weeks leading up to the deadline, we know... Full Story...
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New CPA Exams Introduce Shorter Introductory Screens

May 11 4:00am CPA Exam Hub
One of the most unique parts of the CPA exams are how they can change from year to year. The ever-changing landscape of the accounting business (and the educational requirements to become a CPA in the first place) require that the CPA exams constantly revise and change themselves to keep up with the times. Some of these changes are pretty... The post New CPA Exams Introduce Shorter Introductory Screens appeared first on CPA Exam Hub.
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Armanino merges in Team Jenn Corp and Brenner Group

May 10 6:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Armanino is folding in two new firms, Team Jenn Corp, a provider of human resource services, and the Brenner Group, which specializes in offering outsourced financial management to growing technology companies.
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Professors propose new measure of accounting complexity

May 10 5:35pm Accounting Today: Feed
A pair of accounting professors has written a paper proposing a way to communicate accounting complexity.
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IRS updates employment tax exam and appeal rights info

May 10 4:35pm Accounting Today: Feed
The Internal Revenue Service recently published an update to Publication 5146, Employment Tax Returns: Examinations and Appeal Rights, explaining the procedures IRS auditors use to conduct employment tax examinations and an employer’s rights and responsibilities during and after the examination process.
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Should FP&A functions be outsourced?

May 10 1:33pm Accounting Today: Feed
With the right tools and process control, most organizations don’t need to outsource their financial planning and analysis.
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Comensure releases regulatory compliance and reporting tool

May 10 12:33pm Accounting Today: Feed
The patent-pending, cloud-based GRC platform manages five major business governance activities.
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Diversity in the Workplace: Why its important

May 10 11:20am Sage Blog
Sage Business Expert and Founder of Reflexion Associates, Jenny Garrett shares her insights on what diversity is and why it's important to be aware of diversity in the workplace. The post Diversity in the Workplace: Why it’s important appeared first on Sage Blog.
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Sage announces Accountant Cloud platform, solution updates at Summit 2017

May 10 10:35am Accounting Today: Feed
Software company's latest product enhancements utilize artificial and business intelligence, leverage continued partnerships with Microsoft And Salesforce.
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Using Your Tax Blog for Recruitment and Retention

May 10 9:00am Tax Pro Center | Intuit ProConnect
The blog has been a staple of the internet ecosphere for 20 years, and during that time, it has evolved and matured – just like our practices. In your social marketing activities to position yourself as a subject matter expert,... Full Story...
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In the blogs: Tick, tock, tax

May 10 7:34am Accounting Today: Feed
Deduction alternatives; the death of Medicare tax; a phony Social Security number; other highlights from our favorite tax bloggers.
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InvoiceSherpa, the easiest way to manage accounts receivable

May 10 7:04am StacyK
Looking for an easier way to manage accounts receivables? Then you need to check out This app first hit my radar a few years ago, when I met the founder, Shaun Clark, at the California Accounting Show. Hands down, I think is the easiest way to manage accounts receivables, and I’ll give you […] The post InvoiceSherpa, the easiest way to manage accounts receivable appeared first on StacyK.
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2017 Connecticut Tax Incentives for Businesses

May 10 3:00am Blum Shapiro Knowledege Center
The State of Connecticut and local cities and towns offer a wide variety of tax incentives that encourage businesses investment. Numerous tax credits, tax exemptions, and tax abatement's are available at the state level, while municipalities can offer property tax incentives based on certain levels of capital investment. DECD's Office of Business and Industry Development helps companies identify specific tax incentives that will positively impact the bottom line and improve long-term competitiveness.
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QuickBooks Training Materials - Part 6

May 9 8:05pm Training Center/Scaling New Heights
This article begins Murph's 2nd QuickBooks Desktop 4-hour training class on QuickBooks covering Money-In and More. Look for another installment in this series each week over the next few months.
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Deloitte leads in Q1 SEC audit clients

May 9 6:33pm Accounting Today: Feed
The Big Four firm topped all auditing firms in new engagements.
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GASB offers implementation guides

May 9 5:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The Governmental Accounting Standards Board released a pair of implementation guides with questions and answers explaining several GASB standards.
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Sage previews 'prime-time-ready' tech for partners at Summit

May 9 4:33pm Accounting Today: Feed
Software company demos latest products and enhancements for resellers and accountants to kick off annual user conference.
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IRS tries to decrease errors in automatic revocations for tax exempt organizations

May 9 3:38pm
Carol Topp, CPA the HomeschoolCPA has a few idea to help the IRS decrease erroneous automatic revocations. Related posts: IRS has streamlined procedure to get tax exempt status reinstated. How do I know if my organization has lost its tax exempt status? IRS starts revoking tax exempt status May 17...
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Gravity Software now offers revenue recognition module

May 9 2:33pm Accounting Today: Feed
The module is designed to help businesses accurately calculate revenue and expenses in the period it is earned.
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Tax traps for unwary immigrants

May 9 1:33pm Accounting Today: Feed
High-net-worth individuals coming to the U.S. need good planning advice.
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5 Prizes at the Bottom of the Digital Plumbing Cracker Jack Box

May 9 1:00pm Accountex Report
When it comes to client-facing work, automation is a transformative milestone for accounting businesses. Whether it takes 10 steps or 10,000 steps to get the technology in place, digital plumbing systems yield a competitive advantage and unprecedented growth opportunities. Technology has become so ubiquitous that some of our most common tools seem like magic. You download an […] The post 5 Prizes at the Bottom of the Digital Plumbing Cracker Jack Box appeared first on Accountex Report.
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UN seeks a broader transfer pricing role

May 9 12:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Four of the most significant transnational organizations are working together to eliminate transfer pricing schemes and abuses.
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Do You Know When it's Time to Discontinue a Product?

May 9 10:30am
Owners and managers often continue to sell money-losing products out of sentimentality or unwavering optimism. To maximize your business's profitability, you need to be equipped to make an objective decision. Here are some of the factors you should take into account when deciding whether to continue a product line.
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Applications wanted for Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic grants

May 9 9:34am Accounting Today: Feed
The due date for applying has been set at June 20.
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How Businesses like BRiN and Panalitix May Change the Way Accounting is Done

May 9 9:00am Tax Pro Center | Intuit ProConnect
To quote my old boss (and Greek philosopher Heraclitus), “The only thing that is constant is change.” Nowhere is this truer than in the world of technology, which provides accountants, tax professionals, individuals and businesses with new tools at their... Full Story...
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Back Up Your Bandwidth

May 9 9:00am CPA Trendlines technology
And review your options regularly. Roman H. Kepczyk The post Back Up Your Bandwidth appeared first on CPA Trendlines.
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How Did Your Tax Season Go? Bryce Forney Talks Technology

May 9 9:00am Tax Pro Center | Intuit ProConnect
Did you accomplish your goals for the most recent tax season? What role did technology play in expediting your work? In “Reflecting on Your Tax Season and How To Improve The Next One,” a session held during the April Intuit®... Full Story...
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Why You Should Treat the Interviewer Like a Client in Your Next Job Search

May 9 8:32am Casey Accounting & Finance Resources
During your next job search, you’ll want to do all you can to increase your chances of being hired. Part of your plan should include personally and professionally impressing the interviewer. For this reason, it’s important you find ways to treat the interviewer like you would a client. The Interviewer Will Admire Your Knowledge Researching… The post Why You Should Treat the Interviewer Like a Client in Your Next Job Search appeared first on Casey Accounting & Finance Resources.
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May 9 6:38am
As many owners of rental properties will be aware, from 6 April 2017 there is a restriction on the tax relief available on mortgage interest on residential Buy to Let (BTL) loans. The restriction, which is being phased in over 4 tax years to 2020/21, will eventually limit tax relief to the basic rate of […]...
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3 Steps to Simplify Your Complex Message

May 9 5:30am Communication for Accountants
Let’s face it — the information you deal with every day as an accountant IS complex. And you have to convey it to people who are not accountants, such as your clients. I’m not suggesting you can simplify the information itself, but it’s essential that you simplify the expression of the information to make sure […]...
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Senators ask IRS to clarify student debt refinancing rules

May 8 5:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, and a group of 14 other senators from both parties are asking the Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department to clarify their rules to enable more lenders to refinance student loans.
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Its client development time

May 8 4:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
Art Kuesel presents eight, post-busy season questions to help deepen firm relationships with patrons.
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IIA offers guide to auditing big data

May 8 3:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The Institute of Internal Auditors has published a new guide to help auditors deal with the challenges of “big data,” the huge volumes of structured and unstructured information that’s being generated at a fast pace by today’s systems.
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Accounting meets dance at Point Park University

May 8 2:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
A handful of students have taken on an unlikely double major over the years in Pittsburgh.
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FEGS debacle or cautionary tale?

May 8 1:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
The collapse of a New York nonprofit offers lessons for other organizations, their advisors and their auditors.
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Exploring the Nuances of Excel Workbook Formats

May 8 1:00pm Accountex Report
We often open and save Excel workbooks without much thought behind the document format itself. For many of us, if the spreadsheet opens in Excel and lets us keep our work, then we’re happy. However, a deeper look at the different types of Excel spreadsheets can unearth some surprising findings. In this article, I’ll describe […] The post Exploring the Nuances of Excel Workbook Formats appeared first on Accountex Report.
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Art of Accounting: Branding yourself

May 8 12:34pm Accounting Today: Feed
I think branding is very important. Everyone and every business has a brand. Inattention to branding creates a brand that might not be what you would like, but nevertheless you will have a brand. Branding needs deliberate attention.
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Why We Love Millennials in the Workplace!

May 8 11:34am Casey Accounting & Finance Resources
Millennial are often associated with negative terms including entitlement, poor communicators and technology reliant!  But, we have found that it is actually a joy to work with millennials!  Some of the attributes we enjoy about working with millennials include: Focuses on Collaboration Millennials are very collaborative to work with.  They are very communicative, which is great when you work… The post Why We Love Millennials in the Workplace! appeared first on Casey Accounting & Finance Resources.
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Scalus releases workflow automation software for accountants

May 8 11:34am Accounting Today: Feed
The app includes a client portal and a practice management dashboard.
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Don't let a fearful mindset hold you back

May 8 10:34am Accounting Today: Feed
Of all the obstacles to success in accounting, accountants' own fears may be one of the most important. Consultant Phil Whitman discusses the many ways the profession gets in its own way -- and how to overcome them.
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Accounting Today accepting AUM submissions for 2017

May 8 9:34am Accounting Today: Feed
Responses for the annual listing of CPA financial planners by assets under management are due May 12.
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Tax Season is Over; its Time for Celebration and Lesson Learning

May 8 9:00am Tax Pro Center | Intuit ProConnect
There is always cause for reflecting on the season to see what worked well. Whether you are a full-time professional or seasonal, surviving a long tax season is a cause for celebration and evaluation. If your tax season was anything... Full Story...
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