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  • Taking Control Starts with a Question

    A "part-time" role doesn't have to get in the way of success. But you'll never know unless you ask.
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  • Work-at-Home: A Checklist for Success

    Companies see an increase in attendance and reduction in attrition when employees are given the option to telecommute. So how do you decide if it’s right for you or your company, and how can you succeed at working from home?
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  • Women’s Options Are Our Great Achievement

    Was life easier for women two or three generations back, when the choices they faced were much more limited? Maybe, but would you trade away the spectrum of choices women have today?
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  • My 7 Principles for Success

    Women professionals are inundated by demands on their time. Through it all, try to focus on achieving more of a demands “integration” than a “balance.” Here are seven tips for the rising woman professional.
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  • Top 10 Gifts for CPAs

    You've worked hard in 2015! Share this list of top 10 gifts for CPAs with your family, friends, and clients just in time for the holidays.
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  • Benefits That Matter: CPAs Weigh in on What Keeps Them Happy

    Of course time and money are important to all employees, so we spent time talking about how firms can differentiate themselves and attract and retain the best employees to their firms.
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  • Top 10 Characteristics of Emerging Leaders

    The future success of public accounting firms is contingent on identifying their rising stars. Use this list to identify the future leaders in public accounting.
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  • Are You Managing Change?

    Instead of just letting change happen and take its course, which could cause undue stress and not achieve the results you’re committed to, consider these four tips for managing change.
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  • 3 Ways to Take Care of Yourself After Busy Season

    For busy professionals, self-care seems to be the first thing that goes out the window, especially for women. When we are busy working, caring for our families, and keeping the home running, taking time for ourselves seems impossible.
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  • Biggest Workplace Trend for Women in Leadership Roles

    Lots of women are speaking out about authenticity and pushing for it. The idea is that women shouldn’t try to adopt leadership traits that are not innate in order to succeed. That’s not to say you shouldn’t be firm, even if your inclination is to be a peacekeeper; it’s that women don’t need to act like men to be effective leaders.
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  • Healthy Mind and Body: It’s All in the Planning

    CPAs know that proper planning is the key to running a successful engagement. From a simple tax return to a complex audit, we win or lose in the planning phase. The same is true for maintaining your health and fitness. In this blog post I will provide some planning pointers that mirror a CPA's worklife that can help your health plans succeed.
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  • The Ultimate Busy Season Survival Guide

    Busy season for CPAs can be stressful. Diet, exercise, and scheduled relaxation definitely play a role in increased productivity. Here's some quick video tips to help professionals stay focused when the workload is heaviest.
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  • Paper or Electronic, Make Your Holiday Cards Meaningful

    A successful holiday card, paper or electronic, should be personal, original, and thoughtful. Whether paper or electronic, your card should be based on what your brand stands for and what you value as an organization.
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  • Generation Y Isn’t So Different from the Rest of Us

    The more I read about the tendencies of Millennials, the more I find that their needs and preferences are not so different from those of my colleagues across all generations. Perhaps the accommodations we think we have to make for this group are actually considerations that will benefit the entire team.
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  • It’s September, Reruns Are Over!

    I always think of September as the beginning of the PICPA year. Everyone seems refocused after enjoying some vacation during the lazy, hazy days of summer, and calendars start to tighten up.
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  • Only You Can Redefine CPA Firm Partnership

    Firms are looking to change the culture and alter their demands in order to keep the most talented individuals who can someday step into the partner’s shoes. If you are smart enough and driven enough to redefine the role of firm partner if given the chance, there are some steps you should take to see how to move up the partnership ladder.
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  • CPE for CPAs: Learning How to Learn

    Licensed CPAs in Pennsylvania are required by the Pennsylvania State Board of Accountancy to obtain 80 hours of continuing education every two years. Unfortunately, too many CPAs gather the required minimum of 20 hours of education in one year and then jam the remaining hours needed in the reporting year.
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  • Reflections on a PICPA Chapter Annual Meeting

    I believe establishing connections adds a deeper level of significance to one’s professional and personal growth. When our recruiting manager called and offered me the opportunity to network at the PICPA Greater Philadelphia Chapter Annual Meeting, I was ecstatic.
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  • Belong – Grow – Achieve: Much More Than a Tagline

    A few weeks ago I had the privilege of addressing more than 100 students and recent graduates at the PICPA Leadership Academy. The program provides outstanding networking opportunities and training to enhance professional skills critical to starting a career on the fast track.
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  • Are You Surrendering a Competitive Advantage?

    Top-performing accounting students with a desire to be successful in public accounting create a master plan that maps out the best path to take to fulfill all CPA Exam prerequisites by the time they begin full-time employment at a public accounting firm.
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