Author: sybil

June 3, 2016

How to Get Recruiters to Call You Back The following article is an honest, hard-hitting look at some of the reasons a recruiter may not call you back.  The good news is that it also includes ways to take back control of your job search in case the recruiters are not calling you back.  Thanks…

May 11, 2016

  AICPA Launches Secure Portal for Transmitting Financial Documents The AICPA is launching RIVIO Clearinghouse to deliver CPA source-validated financial documents  — such as audited financial statements to bankers, shareholders and other investors.   Unlike with public companies, whose key data is accessible through the Securities and Exchange Commission’s EDGAR system, there is no central…

April 8, 2016

Medical Expense Deduction The special tax break for senior citizens will expire after 2016. Beginning with the 2017 tax year, no deduction will be allowed if you don’t clear the 10%-of-AGI hurdle – no matter how old you are.  Seniors are advised to pay as many expenses as possible in the 2016 year while the…

April 6, 2016

Did you say casual Monday? The Chicago-based accounting firm of Baker Tilly Virchow has launched a pilot program allowing its professionals to wear jeans any day of the week they deem it appropriate. No longer will denim be confined to Casual Friday, a fairly common practice in the profession. Such a practice is fairly unusual…

April 6, 2016

If you operate a smaller-sized accounting firm, it’s easy to be awed by the major players in the industry. Accountancy and consulting firms like the “Big Four”–Deloitte, PwC, Ernst & Young and KPMG–are generally considered to be market leaders in the field, and they have the illustrious client lists to match. You might feel like…