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6 Ways to Market Your Tax Preparation Services
Frequently, CPAs look down on marketing as being unprofessional or feel that they simply don’t have the time or resources to do it. But the truth of the matter is that marketing your tax return preparation practice is good business and isn’t as...
48% Of Companies That Offer Year-End Bonuses Plan To Increase Them, Survey Finds
Many workers will be bringing home fatter paychecks this month, suggests new research from global staffing firm Robert Half. More than three-quarters of senior managers polled (76%) said their company offers year-end bonuses. Of those...
How to attract a talent pool diverse in experience
When practitioners are asked to identify their chief concerns for the PCPS CPA Firm Top Issues Survey, staffing is typically a first choice for most firm sizes. That's why it's so important to avoid hiring practices that may be putting off some...
6 steps to a better busy season
Busy season can be the most lucrative time of year for many firms, but it can also be a stressful period that threatens to leave your team burned out by April. To avoid that, experienced CPAs share their thoughts on how implementing certain...
How to attract a talent pool diverse in experience
When practitioners are asked to identify their chief concerns for the PCPS CPA Firm Top Issues Survey, staffing is typically a first choice for most firm sizes. That's why it's so important to avoid hiring practices that may be putting off some...
Survey: 52% Of Workers Will Shop Online While On The Job This Holiday Season; 44% Admit Productivity Takes A Hit
The internet makes it easy to shop around the clock, and many workers will be shopping on the clock for the upcoming holidays. New research from staffing firm Robert Half Technology shows 52% of employees will be "workshopping" — that is,...
How retired CPAs can stay connected to the profession
Volumes of research suggest that volunteering in retirement is one of the best ways to feel connected, and keep your brain sharp. It can also give you a sense of purpose, as longtime volunteer George Krull, CPA, CGMA, Ph.D., can attest. Though...
Study Says Fairfield County Has Nation’s Highest Wage Inequality
A recent study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York found that Fairfield County is the most unequal place in America when it comes to income. The report shows that in general most unequal places tend to be large urban areas and the New...
Survey: 6 In 10 Workers Met With Mishaps When Starting A New Job
The first days on a job aren't always smooth sailing, suggests new research from global staffing firm Accountemps. While nearly all professionals surveyed (95%) said their company has an onboarding process, and 79% rated it as effective, 59% of...
How the CPA Exam is poised to change
New technologies with the power to reshape accounting, such as data analytics, are emerging all the time. In this podcast, Rich Gallagher, CPA, senior director of content for the AICPA Examinations team, tells us how the CPA Exam is able to keep...

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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.



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.  


    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.


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.


    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.