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Many hats: How CFOs are implementing a cross-functional lens

May 22, 2024

The diversification of finance roles includes greater collaboration and increased responsibilities outside the traditional tasks of the function.

  • business and industry

Will AI block the accounting talent pipeline?

May 22, 2024

Could the new wave of artificial intelligence remove layers of associates and juniors as firms automate more ‘menial’ tasks in search of efficiencies? And what effect could this have on the accounting landscape as we know it today?

  • business and industry
  • career resources
  • practice management
  • technology and cybersecurity
  • pipeline

Employers should include workers in AI plans, DOL says

May 16, 2024

The agency outlined a list of eight “AI Principles for Developers and Employers” on Thursday, following up on a 2023 directive from the White House.

  • business and industry
  • practice management
  • technology and cybersecurity

NPAG recommends solutions to the talent shortage

May 14, 2024

An independent national group featuring stakeholders from throughout the accounting profession published a draft set of recommendations for tackling the talent shortage.

  • business and industry
  • career resources
  • practice management
  • advocacy - federal

Safeguards Rule notification requirement now in effect

May 14, 2024

If your business is covered by the FTC’s Gramm-Leach Bliley Safeguards Rule, an amendment to the Rule that requires covered companies to report certain data breaches and other security events to the FTC is now in effect – and we’ve made it easy for you to report.

  • business and industry
  • practice management
  • technology and cybersecurity

When ESG reporting becomes a maze, technology provides a map

May 13, 2024

Ninety-two per cent of professionals across finance, accounting, sustainability, and audit roles think technological transformation will enable an integrated and improved approach to ESG reporting.

  • accounting and auditing
  • business and industry
  • practice management
  • technology and cybersecurity

Can CPA requirement changes solve finance’s talent shortage?

May 10, 2024

CFOs and finance leaders share their takes on whether CPA requirement changes are necessary to address talent issues within corporate finance.

  • accounting and auditing
  • business and industry
  • career resources
  • practice management

HSA inflation-adjusted maximum contribution amounts for 2025 announced

May 09, 2024

The maximum contribution amounts for a health savings account (HSA) and certain related benchmarks will be slightly higher next year, but the increases are not as steep as those last year.

  • business and industry
  • personal financial planning
  • practice management

Companies focus on internal training to fill tech skills gaps

May 07, 2024

As talent recruitment poses challenges for companies, they are switching their focus to the development of existing staff, a new report shows.

  • business and industry
  • career resources
  • practice management

Accountants share how they're using AI

May 06, 2024

While many accountants are determined to stay as far away from artificial intelligence as possible, others have found ways to use the technology to yield tangible benefits for their firms (see "Accounting's reluctant AI revolution").

  • accounting and auditing
  • business and industry
  • practice management
  • technology and cybersecurity

How CFOs can keep restless accountants on staff

May 06, 2024

What it takes is more nuanced than simply offering more money or fewer hours.

  • business and industry
  • practice management

Talent retention will challenge companies this year, report finds

May 04, 2024

Human resource (HR) professionals in the UK expect talent retention to be a considerable challenge for their organisations this year, as well as the top priority for employers, according to a survey of 300 HR decision-makers.

  • business and industry
  • practice management

Working 9 to 5: Still the way to make a living?

May 03, 2024

Is the typical office day still alive and kicking? Or is the working world leaving it behind? Jon Dudgeon of Blu Sky explains why the 9 to 5 just isn’t for him.

  • business and industry
  • career resources
  • practice management

53% of CFOs have adopted or are adopting ESG principles: Report

May 01, 2024

The proportion of CFOs integrating ESG concerns into core business strategies has soared in the past year.

  • accounting and auditing
  • business and industry

A road map to avoid losing your way on digital transformation

May 01, 2024

A digital transformation expert says there’s no bad time for digital transformation and no set of KPIs. Why? Hear more in this podcast episode, or read the Q&A.

  • business and industry
  • practice management
  • technology and cybersecurity

Companies refine M&A retention strategies

April 29, 2024

But a surprising number of employers don’t do a good job of tracking how much they’re actually spending on these retention efforts.

  • business and industry
  • practice management

Feds Increase Salary Minimum for Exempt Employees

April 29, 2024

The salary threshold required to exempt a salaried executive, administrative, or professional employee from federal overtime was increased from $35,568 to $43,888 effective July 1, 2024. The salary threshold will further increase to $58,656 on Jan. 1, 2025.

  • business and industry
  • career resources
  • practice management
  • advocacy - federal

National Small Business Week: IRS.gov offers one-stop shop for small business tax resources

April 29, 2024

The Internal Revenue Service today urged small businesses to take advantage of the many tax resources available through the Small Business and Self-Employed Tax Center on IRS.gov.

  • business and industry
  • practice management

To bolster employee wellbeing, employers must look inward

April 26, 2024

New research from Oxford University found that employees do not engage with individual-level wellness interventions. The researcher behind the study says companies should focus on how they plan to improve jobs first.

  • business and industry
  • career resources
  • practice management

Senate Approves AI Bill After Passionate Debate

April 25, 2024

The Senate Wednesday passed a bill to regulate artificial intelligence after a passionate debate over whether the rules will protect state residents from the kind of dangers the internet has brought or become unbearable burdens to businesses and stifle innovation.

  • business and industry
  • advocacy - state