Features

  • Vaccine Mandates Remain Rare in CPA Firms, for Now

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Sep 13, 2021
    Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, accounting firms, so far,  have been hesitant to implement vaccine mandates with their staff, and the ones that have are in a definite minority. That may change, in light of President Joe Biden’s recently issued mandate, requiring all employers with 100 or more employees to ensure that their workforces are fully vaccinated or show a negative test at least once a week.  
  • Firms Adapt to Changed Landscape for Clients, Revenue

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 1, 2021
    The global economy this past year has undergone a seismic shift, and as the CPA profession is closely linked with the economy’s ups and downs, its practices are changing, too. In the wake of the pandemic, firms are entering 2021 with significant alterations to their client balances and with revenue streams that have shifted their overall strategic orientation going forward.
  • Career Advancement Continues, Even During Pandemic

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 1, 2021
    The rapid shift to remote work—and the attendant loss of face-to-face office interactions—has not affected how CPA firm leaders decide who is ready for a promotion, as being absent from the office carries little to no stigma in the pandemic age.
  • Dynamic Audit Solution Project Seeks to Level Tech Race Playing Field

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Apr 1, 2021

    CPA firms that would be competitors in any other context are, instead, cooperating, under the guidance of the AICPA and accounting fintech firm CaseWare International Inc., to develop sophisticated audit tools that can bring the profession’s technological revolution to a wider set of practitioners. ​

  • Firms Adjust Summer Internship Programs in Response to Pandemic

    By:
    Chris Gaetano
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    Jul 7, 2020
    There seems to be little consensus among CPAs in New York about how to manage summer internships, in the wake of the global pandemic, meaning that this year’s class will find their experience to be dramatically different from firm to firm.
  • NYSSCPA Sees Advocacy Wins on State and Federal Level; Member Guidance Vital

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Jul 2, 2020
    When the COVID-19 crisis began in New York in mid-March, and CPAs across the state began working remotely, the NYSSCPA was quick to respond through aggressive advocacy efforts and with timely resources and guidance.
  • At Annual Meeting, Society Installs Edward L. Arcara as President

    By:
    Ruth Singleton
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    Jul 2, 2020
    At the 2020 annual meeting of the NYSSCPA, held via videoconference on the afternoon of May 27, Edward L. Arcara was installed as the Society’s 101st president. Arcara outlined goals for the year, including further partnering with the New York State Department of Taxation and Finance, business groups, chambers of commerce and other professional organizations; showcasing the talents of the Society’s 15 chapters; and growing membership through more outreach to colleges and universities