5 tips to protect yourself while holiday shopping online

This holiday season, researchers expect consumer spending to mirror prior seasons but with a huge swing to online shopping. While you’re buying for your loved ones and feeling warm and fuzzy, cybercriminals are feeling the same about the uptick in online shopping because it presents more opportunities to steal data. With cybercrime expected to reach […]

How to be thankful – even in 2020

For me, Thanksgiving has historically been an endurance sport. I’ve repeatedly proven to myself that if I can only survive my family’s barrage of questions regarding my singlehood, if I can simply feign an interest in football, if I can laugh off an inebriated uncle’s inappropriate limericks while covering the ears of my innocent siblings, […]

Your support matters: Give back this Giving Tuesday

Many of us take stock of our good fortunes during the holiday season, reflecting on what we’re most grateful for and giving back to help others in need. This year has been trying for most of us. Just as businesses and professionals  face economic hardships, many college students face challenges and uncertainties about how to […]

AICPA advocacy makes big impact during pandemic

As the accounting profession continues to build trust, create opportunity and grow prosperity amid the global pandemic, the AICPA has implemented numerous advocacy initiatives, built coalitions, created tools and provided leadership that simultaneously propels the profession while addressing its issues and concerns. The AICPA’s advocacy efforts have helped the profession navigate clients’ and [...]

Auditing health-care entities affected by COVID-19

It’s difficult to overstate COVID-19’s impact on the health-care industry. These changes vary dramatically among individual entities, meaning that there is no one-size-fits-all approach to auditing them. The audit risks vary widely. Any health-care entity audit should start with a client meeting that covers several COVID-19 variables. They should include whether the client received federal [...]

Your top 6 automation questions answered

What’s RPA? Will bots take my job? How can my firm get started with automation?  To answer these questions and more, we spoke with two automation experts – Jotham Ty, the founder and CEO of Gappify, a provider of automation software for corporate accounting teams and Lesley Mast, CPA, who is leading the adoption of […]

Account for your personality

Today is International Accounting Day, the day the world celebrates YOU. And because it’s your unique talent that attracts clients, we want to have some fun by discovering your “true accountant personality!” Think you know? Take this quiz to find out exactly which type of accountant you are. When you finish, share it with your […]

4 steps to take your tax practice to the next level before 2021

This year has been a whirlwind. I’m sure that the extended April 15 filing deadline, the payment deadlines and helping clients navigate PPP funding have kept you busy. Like me, you’re probably just catching your breath. When you’re ready, why not take a moment to reflect on the year you’ve had and consider your goals […]

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: A reminder to focus on self-care

Of the many lessons 2020 has taught us, one is the importance of self-care. We are often so busy making sure we take care of the things around us that we bypass taking care of ourselves. In our efforts to make sure our employers, clients, children, parents and pets have what they need to thrive, […]

Create a respectful workplace for people with disabilities

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about one in four adults in the U.S. — nearly 61 million people — is living with a disability that impacts their life activities, including work. In 1990, The Americans with Disabilities Act became law, prohibiting discrimination based on disability. And while Americans with disabilities are […]