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Staffing Remains Top Concern for CPA Firms, AICPA Survey Finds
Staff recruitment remains the top issue for most CPA firms, while growing tax complexity and risk management regarding privacy and data security are rising challenges, new research by the American Institute of CPAs shows.
CPA license requirements may be evolving
The knowledge and skills CPAs need today are vastly different from those needed 20 – even 10 – years ago. To remain relevant in the current and future environment, accounting and finance professionals must be skilled in technology and...
Watch for these signs to spot your rising stars
As finance and accounting teams experience talent shortages, due in part to the retirement of Baby Boomers, limited applicant pools, and a rising demand for new technology skills, many are finding it more difficult than ever to spot and nurture...
Report warns automation may worsen gender gap
The adoption of automation technologies could force hundreds of millions of workers worldwide to change occupations by 2030, with women facing a gauntlet of new and pervasive barriers that could worsen workplace gender inequality, warns a new...
Poll: Most Residents Say It’s Tough To Maintain Standard of Living in Connecticut
More than half of Connecticut residents believe it is “very difficult” or “somewhat difficult” to maintain a standard of living, according to a new poll by Sacred Heart University’s Institute for Public Policy. The 58.7% of residents who...
Tips for finding and securing a mentor
You've heard it a lot: Having a mentor is good for your career. But how do you find one? And how do you ask someone to provide this valuable service? "It can be awkward," said David Galowich, founder and CEO of Terra Firma Leadership LLC, a...
100 quick technology tips
Accountants are always looking for ways to do more and better work in less time. Technology tools are great aids in that quest, but they can do even more if you know the right techniques. To celebrate CIMA's centenary, FM magazine is pleased to...
Architecture that builds value
When the giant German conglomerate thyssenkrupp needed a new tower to test its lifts technology, the company originally planned to go the simple route, with an industrial, utilitarian design. It made financial sense: After all, the buildings used...
Business groups hope to sink tax hike on pass-through entities
Business coalitions are scrambling to sink a last-minute, state income tax hike on the owners of small and mid-sized businesses, arguing it would weaken job growth and erode public trust.
Small businesses cry foul over newest tax law change
Small businesses in Connecticut are complaining after lawmakers, in search of more revenue, reduced a year-old tax credit intended to save owners money. Businesses that operate as limited liability companies, partnerships and other...
3 Steps to Preventing Cybersecurity Attacks at Your Accounting Firm
Getting comfortable with your company’s cybersecurity program is not just a matter of being able to answer questions like: “Does our organization have the right governance structure?” or “Is our company adequately staffed with the right people to...
Innovative techniques to better screen job candidates
Traditional job interviews remain a popular recruitment tool, but talent scouts recognise their shortfalls and are turning to innovative techniques to compensate. The structured job interview, in which a recruiter asks a job applicant a set of...
Checklist for Starting a Business in Connecticut
In addition to getting an idea, developing a business plan, determining funding, thinking about all the details of operating a business, there are the ‘formal’ steps with the government to get a business started. At SCORE, we have resources to...
Tax Court Allows Passive Activity Losses from a Distance
The tax law limits the benefits derived from certain “passive activities” where a taxpayer fails to “materially participate” in the activity. Typically, this limit may apply to absentee landlords and business owners who sit on the sidelines....
Research Reveals Hiring Hurdles From Job Posting To Job Offer
Recruiting is no walk in the park, according to new research from global staffing firm Robert Half. Companies face a number of challenges throughout the hiring process, the greatest being generating interest from qualified candidates (35%),...

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Robotic Process Automation Strategy for Business Leaders - 6/19/2019 -
The future is here. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is reshaping the accounting and finance profession. 40% of transactional accounting work is expected to be automated by 2020 and predicted to touch 230 million knowledge workers, 9% of the...
Technology Committee Breakfast Roundtable - Tech That Would Have Improved Tax Season - 6/19/2019 - Shelton
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Robotic Process Automation Strategy for Business Leaders - 7/2/2019 -
The future is here. Robotic Process Automation (RPA) is reshaping the accounting and finance profession. 40% of transactional accounting work is expected to be automated by 2020 and predicted to touch 230 million knowledge workers, 9% of the...
Blockchain Application - 7/12/2019 -
This webcast will help you understand the potential of blockchain by diving into the blockchain structure and functionality. You will begin to navigate the practical aspects of blockchain applications and use cases by looking into Ledgers,...
Tax Practice Quarterly: Latest Trends in Tax Technology - 7/17/2019 -
The impact of technology on the tax profession is evolving more rapidly than ever before. Are you staying up to date on the latest trends to keep pace with the changes? In this webcast, we will discuss the best ways to utilize technology to...
Technology Committee Breakfast Roundtable - 7/18/2019 - Rocky Hill
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Technology Committee Breakfast Roundtable - 8/15/2019 - Westbrook
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Technology Committee Breakfast Roundtable - 9/18/2019 - Shelton
This is an open forum - we never limit discussion. We've got experts on board who can help you with portals, paperless office, IT security, e-filing, and more. There is no need to register for this event - walk-ins are welcome! Roundtable...
Blockchain Application - 9/26/2019 -
This webcast will help you understand the potential of blockchain by diving into the blockchain structure and functionality. You will begin to navigate the practical aspects of blockchain applications and use cases by looking into Ledgers,...
Technology Committee Breakfast Roundtable - 10/17/2019 - Rocky Hill
This is an open forum - we never limit discussion. We've got experts on board who can help you with portals, paperless office, IT security, e-filing, and more. There is no need to register for this event - walk-ins are welcome! Roundtable...

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