Author: sybil

September 29, 2014

Recent survey finds 77 Percent of Firms Offer Work-From-Home.   As workplaces continue to evolve as quickly as technology dictates, over three-quarters of accounting firms reported in a recent survey that they allow staff to work remotely.  Click here for other findings.

September 9, 2014

Interesting update on PTIN fees from article in Accountants World: Two CPAs have filed suit in the U.S. district court for the District of Columbia, asking the court to stop the IRS from charging fees for issuing preparer tax identification numbers (PTINs), to obtain refunds of fees paid in the past, and to enjoin the…

August 22, 2014

New Approaches to Online Accounting Education (CPA Journal) – There have been increasing calls for accountability and evidence documenting the value of a college education. Two forces in particular—the rise in online education and financial pressures for state-funded colleges—have resulted in an increase in the number of courses (including business and accounting) offered online.  …

August 19, 2014

  “The one piece of advice I would give to young CPAs entering the workforce would be to strengthen your social networks. All the people that you went to school with—connect with them on LinkedIn. Go to networking events. Get involved in charitable causes. The ability to generate business through your network is absolutely critical…

August 15, 2014

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that one out of nine people are in official “sales” jobs, but something is happening with the other eight of us in today’s workforce. We are all in non-sales sales jobs, according to Dan Pink. That’s right — non-sales sales jobs.     In fact, the research says the…