A shark’s advice for building resilience

Daymond John can shut you down with a simple “no” or change your world with a definitive “yes.” He’s a shark on the Emmy award-winning television series Shark Tank and a keynote speaker at ENGAGE 2020, the premier event for accounting and finance professionals, July 20–24. John is also CEO and founder of the ground-breaking […]

July 15 Filing Date — Not to Move

What’s called a difficult decision is a difficult decision because either way you go, there are penalties. -Elia Kazan To advocate effectively on our members’ behalf and deliver the right resources, the AICPA periodically conducts member surveys to gather opinions on various subjects. As we navigate through this ongoing filing season, the AICPA Tax Executive […]

5 tips for working from home with kids

Remember “Take Your Child to Work Day”? For many of us, that’s become every day. The COVID-19 pandemic has shut down offices, leaving professionals to carve out workspaces in their homes while keeping children occupied or helping them with schoolwork at the kitchen table. We’ve compiled the following advice to help CPAs remain productive, including […]

5 must-have tax tools before July 15

Have you seen the memes or cartoons on social media that joke about how days and months are non-distinct during quarantine? While sheltering in place, we’ve had a vague notion of time. But for a few months now, we’ve had a new date on our radars: July 15th. As the new tax deadline approaches, here […]

Turn challenges of sheltering in place into opportunities

This pandemic has rocked our world and the digital accelerator was pushed to the floorboard. We’re not going back to business as usual before COVID-19, and this presents opportunities for women to propel our profession forward with expanded influence and leadership. Relationship building During this time, we’ve been invited into one another’s home and experienced […]

Turn challenges of sheltering-in-place into opportunities

This pandemic has rocked our world and the digital accelerator was pushed to the floorboard. We’re not going back to business as usual before COVID-19, and this presents opportunities for women to propel our profession forward with expanded influence and leadership. Relationship building During this time, we’ve been invited into one another’s home and experienced […]

3 estate planning conversations to have now

The coronavirus pandemic has encouraged people with existing estate plans to consider reviewing and modifying them, and people without plans to develop them. Regardless of your client’s situation, there are worthwhile conversations about estate planning to be had. As a CPA, you have a strong relationship with your clients and a comprehensive understanding of their […]

Considerations before reopening your office

Reopening your office isn’t as simple as unlocking the office door. Consider several factors before jumping to any reopening decision, starting with a couple of questions: Are our employees still productive with the office closed? Are our clients’ needs being met? If the answer to both is “yes,” then what’s the rush to reopen? Understandably, […]

AICPA Economic Outlook Survey documents deep impact of pandemic

The AICPA released its quarterly Business & Industry Economic Outlook Survey yesterday and the results, unsurprisingly, weren’t pretty. With commercial activity hobbled by pandemic-related restrictions, the CFOs, controllers, CEOs, and senior-level CPAs and CGMAs we poll reported that their companies in aggregate have slashed profit outlooks and pulled back hiring plans for the [...]

July 15 filing date — To move or not to move

“… there is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so.” — William Shakespeare I work for a membership organization, and representing our members’ best interests is what we do best. Lately, members have been telling us how they feel about the upcoming federal July 15 tax filing date. We’re hearing both sides […]