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You've made it to the top, but work doesn't stop here. From developing your business to leading the company, you have significant influence at your firm. Dig into these topics to ensure you are at the top of your leadership game.
There is much to consider as a leader at your firm. Remote work, COVID implications, new legislation, new technology, and always many more things to consider as you push forward.
How should businesses think about intangible concerns? This article highlights four takeaways from the pandemic’s disruption that leaders should consider as a framework for forging a return-to-work strategy with long-term implications.
When managing a virtual workforce, building a remote-work policy is crucial. Following the implementation of this new policy, managers need to address operational concerns.
Finance is on the precipice of drastic transformation. The major driver of this trend is rapid and rampant technology growth.
PICPA Study Reveals Public Accounting Firms, Corporate Finance Teams Unprepared for ESG Reporting
On March 21, 2022, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) made a significant announcement that will greatly impact the “E” in environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting for public companies. Read More
You've earned a leadership role within your firm. Now, you have the responsibility to influence the next generation of CPAs.
One of the top issues facing the accounting profession is talent – the acquisition and retention of those who will grow our future. Fewer graduates of accounting programs are becoming CPAs. Our CPA pipeline has slowed and needs to be addressed.
The CPA Exam provides assurance that newly licensed CPAs have demonstrated the relevant knowledge and skills necessary to protect the public interest. By reaching out and helping them understand the new exam format and testing goals, you will be helping them succeed in their professional pursuits and strengthening the CPA profession.
Diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) can result in higher employee retention, more inclusive and high-performing talent represented at all levels, increased business revenue, and improved customer engagement. These five tips will help to enhance DEI efforts at your firm.
How Career Paths Can Help Millennials Grow in Your Company
The PICPA has played an important role in my life as a professional within the accounting community. The Pennsylvania CPA Journal has been, and continues to be, an outstanding resource for industry-oriented subject matter, but for me it's been more than that. The Journal has been a terrific platform for connecting with others and maintaining a strong tie to the PICPA.
Ryan Lafferty, CPA
PARTNER – ATTOLON PARTNERS LLC
Change is inevitable for CPAs in any stage of their career. You have the power to positively impact the next generation of CPAs through unexpected challenges. These resources can help.
At many middle-market companies, mergers and acquisitions are few and far between. But if your company’s strategy includes growth by acquisition, M&A needs to be a core competency.
Your firm may have had a false sense of security about how easily and quickly you could shift operations to all staff working outside the office and all client service being conducted remotely. But the coronavirus pandemic presented a multitude of both health and economic challenges that forced firms to adapt quickly.
Just as many cybersecurity experts predicted, there was a surge in cyberattacks against practices of all sizes during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. Organizations that track cyberattacks reported an increase of 300%.
It’s been a little more than a year since the pandemic upended our lives and the economy. Firms changed where and how they perform their duties to get through, plus, as essential workers, CPAs pulled out the stops to help their clients respond to the financial losses that lockdowns precipitated.
It is never too early to start planning the next step for your company or firm. Learn more about valuation, mergers and acquisitions, and identifying new leaders.
It is important to start the valuation process with a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts. Here are five questions to ask so you can start the process off on the right foot and develop a realistic valuation of your business.
Having a well-thought-out succession plan is critical to the long-term viability of a business. Yet, according to PwC’s 2019 U.S. Family Business Survey, only 58% of family businesses have succession plans, and most of those are informal.
For many firms across the country, the coronavirus lockdown put the brakes on their respective succession planning strategies in addition to mergers. The odds of two firms agreeing to an affiliation after having met only via Zoom or Microsoft Teams are long indeed.
Sign up to serve on a thought leadership committee in your industry.
Attend one of the many local networking events with professionals from several industries.
Get the information you need on legislation that affects you, your company, and your clients.
Now that you’ve made it to partner or beyond, you may be starting to think about what comes next.
The Certified Public Accountant Political Action Committee (CPA-PAC) is a nonpartisan, member-managed organization representing CPAs in public practice, industry, and government, as well as new and veteran members of the profession. CPA-PAC is the only PAC to specifically represent the interests of Pennsylvania CPAs. Consider getting involved with legislative committees or sign up for Legislative Update weekly emails.
Represent the accounting profession at the local or state level. Nominate yourself for a PICPA leadership position.
If you have expertise in a particular subject and a willingness to share your knowledge with others, consider writing for the Pennsylvania CPA Journal, PICPA's CPA Now blog, or appearing on the CPA Conversations podcast. All are a great way to share your technical expertise with colleagues and increase firm visibility in the profession. Learn more.
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