Offbeat vacation ideas for the adventurous CPA

Busy season is officially over. You’ve been powering through all season. Returns are in, and extensions are filed. And most importantly, your clients are happy because you’re a powerhouse CPA. Now that you have free time on your calendar, it’s time to take your superhero-self on vacation. Deciding where to go on vacation can be […]

7 tips to have an influence on future standards

Standards are amended, and new ones are issued. But did you know that it is possible to express your opinion—and even make a difference—in the standard-setting process? If you’ve never done so before, here are some tips based on my own experience. Your opinions are welcome! Standard setters actively solicit comments – not only from […]

7 tips to have an influence on future standards

Standards are amended, and new ones are issued. But did you know that it is possible to express your opinion—and even make a difference—in the standard-setting process? If you’ve never done so before, here are some tips based on my own experience. Your opinions are welcome! Standard setters actively solicit comments – not only from […]

How to find your volunteer niche

One of the biggest hurdles in volunteering is knowing where to start. While some may say “just get out there and do it,” it’s not so easy when it comes to volunteering in financial literacy. As a CPA, you have the knowledge you need, but finding the right opportunity that best matches your skills and […]

Send the right message without saying a word

Send the right message Actionable Professional Body Language Tips Do you remember the last time that someone changed your mind at work? What did the person say that convinced you to change your thoughts? Was it the words they said or how they said it to you? In professional settings, the nonverbal messages people process […]

SOC 2 reports get an update

SOC 2® standards have been updated. If you perform these engagements, you need to check out the recently updated SOC 2 guide to make sure you are performing these services according to AICPA standards. Released last month, the updated guide is a “how to” for service auditors performing SOC 2 examinations to report on a […]

How to take the stress out of debt

If you’re like most Americans, you probably have debt. But don’t worry, you’re not alone. In fact, according to a recent telephone survey of 1,004 U.S. adults conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of the American Institute of CPAs, nearly three-quarters of Americans are living with debt driven by factors like everyday expenses, a lack […]

Everyone fails: Here’s how to bounce back

Epic fail. We’ve all been there — set out to do something great, only to come up a little short of our expectations. But that’s when the real test happens. Do we choose to throw in the towel or do we push through and use our experience with failure as motivation? Author J.K. Rowling, who […]

6 guilt-free food ideas for busy season

Snacks continually rank near the top of everyone’s favorite workplace perks. Having food available in the office during busy season is an even bigger plus. Celebrate World Health Day by offering healthy alternatives, because worrying about gaining weight or blowing up unhealthy indicators like blood pressure and LDL cholesterol is stress we just don’t need […]

The one game changing skill you should focus on for success

Why is it that some people rise to higher levels of success than others? Is it simply a matter of being in the right place at the right time? Or are some people born with certain qualities that make them more capable of success than others? When comparing star performers with average ones, a consistent […]