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5 Areas CPA Firms Can Improve With a Peer Network
In many firms, this tax season was the hardest in recent memory and in times like these we need to look outside of our own organizations for new ideas and best practices. Joining a peer community can push you beyond your existing limits and...
11 Essential Factors for Planning Your Annual Partner Meeting
There are many essential factors in planning an annual Partner Meeting, including selecting the appropriate discussion topics, and developing a relevant and strategic agenda. To follow are some discussion topics that you may wish to consider in...
Survey: 77 Percent Of Creative Managers Say Their Companies Are Transparent About Pay
Companies and employees in the creative industry are opening up about compensation, new research from staffing firm The Creative Group shows. More than three-quarters of advertising and marketing hiring managers surveyed (77 percent) said their...
Hired someone new? Here’s how to make sure they stay
There is no denying the frustration being felt by CPA firms and employers across the country when it comes to hiring accountants. In 2018, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated annual unemployment for people in business and financial...
Lamont favors paid leave that is privately managed
Gov. Ned Lamont said Tuesday he is exploring private management of a new public benefit that the Democratic governor has pledged to create this year with the support of labor and over the concerns of business: A paid family and medical leave...
3 Ways To Beat The Machines That Judge Your Résumé When You Apply Online
Before job seekers ever have a chance to get judged by a human hiring manager, their résumé may be screened out by a machine. Applicant tracking systems, which are used to manage, sort and filter electronic job submissions, are popular...
Bill to Increase CPA License Fees Stopped
The legislative proposal to increase CPA license renewal fees has been stopped.  As a result of the CTCPA lobbying against the measure and Society members’ support in the form of emails to their legislators expressing opposition, the...
Survey: More Than 9 In 10 Companies Offer Employees Financial Support For Professional Certifications
Workers today can expand their professional skills with less financial stress thanks to a majority of employers offering to cover or offset educational costs, new research suggests. In a survey from global financial recruitment firm Robert Half...
Top Strategic CFO Priorities For 2019—and Beyond
The link between modernizing finance operations and enterprise success is becoming increasingly clear. Finance organizations that have made digital technology investment a priority were much more likely than digital laggards to report revenue...
Survey: 42 Percent Of Job Applicants Don't Meet Skills Requirements, But Companies Are Willing To Train Up
Should professionals mind the skills gap when applying for a position? In new research from global staffing firm Robert Half, HR managers said 42 percent of resumes they receive, on average, are from candidates who don't meet the job...

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    Connecticut CPA magazine feature
Women in CPA Firm Leadership

By Joseph A. Tarasco, Chief Executive Officer and Nancy A. Damato, President, Accountants Advisory Group, LLC 

Today, women represent more than 50 percent of accounting graduates and female leaders in public accounting are much more prevalent than 20 years ago, but women still only represent approximately 20 percent of partners in the nation.

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Pre-Merger Employee Integration and Retention

By Paul N. Iannone, JD, CPA, MST, Founder, Tax Career Advisor LLC and author, “Extraordinary Tax Career.”

A merger of firms can be fraught with employee disruption and anxiety. The business of employee retention and integration should really begin during the merger talks. Dealing with this important issue only during the post-merger period ignores the reality that firm culture comprises both “leadership culture” and “employee culture.” Anticipating the employee’s vision and perceived alignment of values and mission of the combined firms is a critical ingredient that should play a significant role in merger negotiations.  

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    Connecticut CPA magazine feature
Is Your Organization NextGen-friendly?
What you need to know to engage tomorrow’s leaders today

By Brianna Johnson

It’s an employees’ market and young CPAs have options. Whether they wish to work in public accounting, industry, government, educational institutions, or start their own firms, opportunities abound. Because young CPAs are in high demand, firm and organization leaders must identify areas where their strategy, processes, and culture are not “NextGen-friendly,” and take steps to make their organizations more attractive to young CPAs.

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Defending Against a Succession Planning Crisis

By Joe Tarasco, Accountants Advisory Group, LLC

A succession crisis is occurring at public accounting firms across the country, driven by the vast numbers of Baby Boomer partners who will be retiring in droves over the next 10 years. Many CPA firms wish to remain independent, but few of them have completed and implemented formal plans to ensure their legacy.

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    How the Baby Boomer Retirement Wave is Creating Opportunities and Challenges for Everyone in the Accounting World

By Carl R. Johnson, CPA, President, CRJ Consulting

This aging of the baby boomers is creating a unique period of time for CPA firms in the United States, New England, and right here in Connecticut. For the next decade or so, there will be excellent opportunities for future employees, present employees, and firm owners – but those opportunities also come with major challenges for those same three groups.

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