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Why Zoom meetings really do leave you exhausted
Marc Staut recalled the disappointment felt by some of his CPA firm clients as they introduced new information systems about a year ago. The project planning went fine. So did training the client firms’ professionals. The rollout may have been...
4 New Ways Firms Should Think About Remote Work After COVID-19
Overnight, COVID-19 and social distancing caused most firms to go remote to ensure the health and safety of their staff and clients. In doing so, firm leaders realized that remote work CAN work and team members managed to deliver results under...
PPP forgiveness: No need to rush, and other tips
Although forgiveness for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans is a foremost topic on the minds of borrowers and the CPAs who advise them, experts are saying borrowers should not rush to apply for forgiveness. Long-expected FAQs expected to...
Deloitte dives into blockchain
Deloitte is helping more of its clients leverage blockchain technology as it sees the distributed ledger technology gain increasing usage after years of experimentation with the technology. “We were in an ideation phase with blockchain, which...
Hiring for soft skills is more important than ever
Software might be available to aid with tax returns and audit reports, but technology can't compensate for vital skills like teamwork, communication, and emotional intelligence as accountants interact with clients and each other. CPA firms...
The challenge for CPA firms: Applying RPA in the real world
It’s 2020, and by now it’s likely you’ve heard of robotic process automation (“RPA” for short). For those of you who haven’t heard of it, put as simply as possible — RPA does not involve little robots rolling around an office performing tasks. It...
West Hartford's blumshapiro expands Boston footprint with new office
West Hartford-based accounting and consulting firm blumshapiro has moved its Boston office into a space about three times the size of its previous location in the city, further expanding its Massachusetts footprint. A blumshapiro spokeswoman...
7 ways to grow your accounting practice, even in a down economy
No one predicted this. No one saw 2020 shaping up the way it has. We didn’t choose this year, but for some reason, it chose us. Hopefully, you’ve moved through all the stages of grief and have accepted that life “is what it is.” We can reminisce...
CPA Firm Strategies for the New Normal
The COVID-19 pandemic has forced many changes in the accounting industry and its clients. Some of these changes were ad hoc, temporary, and unpolished, and unfortunately, we will need to continuously address the effects of the pandemic for quite...
Daniel Kusaila Pays It Forward to Alma Mater Post University with Crowe/Post University Internship Program
Unsure of what major to declare when he started at Post University back in 1994, Daniel Kusaila was encouraged by his father to pursue a degree in accounting. That encouragement was all that Kusaila needed. Today, he is a tax partner for Crowe...