CPA Practice Management 

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Recent Developments 

How Profitable Is Your Firm Compared to Others Its Size? 

The  2018 AICPA PCPS/CPA.com National Management of an Accounting Practice (MAP) Survey results are now available. Review key benchmarks from CPA firms across Pennsylvania, and use that data to take your firm to the next level.

J AICPA PCPS/CPA.com 2018 National Map Survey (PICPA member login required)

J AICPA PCPS/CPA.com 2016 National Map Survey Commentary

J 2016 Pennsylvania MAP Survey Results


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Practice Management Guidance

  • CPAs Have a Critical Role during Times of Change

    In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, businesses and workers are rethinking the way they operate and plan for the future. As we all filter through evolving news updates, businesses are evaluating how to navigate the coming months. Out of necessity, priorities have shifted. One constant persists, though: it is essential for businesses to include their CPAs in planning.
  • Deferred Compensation Plan Errors and How to Correct Them

    A typical defined contribution plan, such as a 401(k) or 403(b), consists of a deferred compensation component, with or without an employer match, and/or a profit-sharing component. Participants in one of these plans elect a percentage or a specific dollar amount to be withheld each pay period. The plan sponsor (the employer) then remits the funds, along with any employer contributions, to the plan’s trust account maintained by a trustee or custodian.
  • When the CPA Pipeline Slows to a Drip, How Do You Get the Flow Going?

    One of the top issues facing the accounting profession is talent – the acquisition and retention of those who will grow our future. The good news is enrollments in accounting programs nationwide are at or near all-time highs. Nevertheless, in percentage terms, fewer graduates of accounting programs are proceeding to become CPAs. Our CPA “pipeline” has slowed and needs to be addressed.


Practice Management Blog Posts

  • Success Tips from the Practices of High-Growth Firms

    The accounting and financial services industries have been navigating seas where unforeseen waves can wipe out firms too slow to adjust while keeping agile players afloat. Find out how the fastest-growing firms compare to their average- to slower-growth peers.
  • Benefits of Gender Diversity in Accounting Firms

    Women comprise 60% of accounting positions, yet only 24% of partners are women. To make meaningful changes, firms need to seriously tackle how they can recruit and retain female talent beyond the mid-level.


Free Tool of the Month: Overview of SBA Loans

The economic landscape for many small businesses has changed dramatically because of COVID-19. If your business has been affected, loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA) may be able to help you stay afloat, pay your employees, and cover other expenses. Use this side-by-side SBA loan overview comparison to analyze your options.

This tool is an example of the turnkey practice management tools and resources PCPS delivers. Find out if you are already a PCPS member or register for a virtual tour to learn more.

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Firm Culture and Its Impact on the Future of the Firm

Firm Culture Report

Explore PICPA's comprehensive report on employee benefits, firm values, generational differences, the talent pipeline, and succession planning.

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