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In this month's issue, our focus is on “the state of the profession” with regard to both CPA firms and individual professionals—the management of a practice, the recruitment and retention of new talent, the pursuit of business opportunities and career goals. The accounting profession, like many others, is facing a host of challenges, from a difficult economic climate to a changing technology paradigm to a demographic transition. But with these challenges come opportunities for growth and reinvention that nimble firms and adaptable individuals will be able to capitalize upon.
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  • How to Build Your Confidence before an Interview
    Feb 10, 2016

    Heading into an interview can be extremely stressful, and unfortunately, stress can often prove detrimental to your interviewee skills. Unless you happen to know that the interview is just a formality (lucky you!), it’s likely to be more than a small source of anxiety. So how to you boost your confidence before entering the lion’s den? Forbes has a few suggestions to follow:

  • Three Workplace Traits That May Be Too Much Of a Good Thing
    Feb 9, 2016

    There are obvious ways to lower your chances at career advancement, like constantly badmouthing your coworkers, missing deadlines, or just failing to get your work done in general. However, according to Time, there are some behaviors that might seem positive, but could actually have a sabotaging effect on your career.

  • NEWS HIGHLIGHTS FOR FRIDAY - 2.12.16
    Feb 12, 2016

    How to Talk about Fees with Your Clients
    Accounting Today
    Are CPAs really afraid to talk about fees with their clients? That’s what Tom Wheelwright, founder of the accounting firm ProVision, thinks. Wheelwright, an advisor and speaker at Robert Kiyosaki’s Rich Dad Poor Dad seminars, and a contributor to Donald Trump’s Wealth Builders Program, says most accountants are “scared to death” of talking about fees with their clients. His advice? “Talk about fees early and often,” he said. 

     

  • GASB Proposes Unitary Lease Model
    Feb 11, 2016
    The Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) has proposed a new standard on leases for state and local governments based on the principle that all leases are financings of the right to use the underlying asset, according to the Journal of Accountancy
  • IRS Says It Can't Make March 4 Deadline for Private Debt Collector Program
    Feb 11, 2016
    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen told the Senate Finance Committee that the IRS will not be ready to implement the private debt collector program by the March 4 deadline.
  • NEWS HIGHLIGHTS FOR THURSDAY - 2.11.16
    Feb 11, 2016

    Bonadio Group hires record number of candidates in 2015
    Accounting Today
    The Bonadio Group, upstate New York’s largest independent accounting, consulting, and financial services firm, set a record in 2015 with 183 new hires across its 10 offices, marking an 83 percent over the firm’s 2014 recruiting efforts. The new-employee number includes 52 recent college graduates, most of whom joined the firm in early December. They are from 20 different colleges and universities in New York.

     

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