Practice Management

CPA Practice Management 

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Practice Management Guidance

  • Using Tax Season as a Measure for Possible Firm Transition

    Tax season often defines the strength and success of a CPA firm. It also tests and exposes challenges and gaps in services, clients, personnel, processes, and other aspects of managing the practice. Some firm owners hope the next tax season will be their last as an independent firm; others will use the coming tax season to gauge their potential to acquire another firm. Quite a few have already made the leap to merge, and next tax season will be a part of their first transition year.
  • How to Prepare a Business for Strategic Sale

    Business successions are generally accomplished in one of three ways: transition to next-generation family members, sale to key management or employees, or sale to an outside party. There are many considerations, both financial and nonfinancial, when deciding on a transfer of ownership. But when maximizing the net proceeds from the sale is a priority and ensuring that the majority of the proceeds are up-front cash, a sale to an outside party is the most viable option.
  • Has the Great Resignation Altered Your Retention Plans Yet?

    As the world health crisis started to unfold in 2020, financial service firms observed the growing desolation among our clients watchfully. As part of the aftermath, the way people work has been transformed. In 2022, there is now a better view of what happened and what lies ahead. The economic storm, it seems, washed away a fair number of workers with the Great Resignation that followed the health crisis. Now employers are scrambling to evaluate their methods of recruitment and retention.


Practice Management Blog Posts

  • Points to Consider when Choosing a Cloud Service Provider

    Cloud computing has become a necessity for accounting firms to stay agile and competitive. There are many factors an accounting firm must consider before selecting a cloud service provider, and this blog provides several basic points that will help you get started.
  • Consider a Chartered Accountant Staffing Solution

    A great wave of CPA retirements is underway. Combine this with the fact that the rate of new CPAs joining the profession is falling, and this means a dangerous shortage is looming. Some firms that are facing recruiting difficulties have been advocating for chartered accountants to join the ranks of their staff.


Free Tool of the Month: 2021 Top Issues Commentary

The biennial Private Companies Practice Section (PCPS) CPA Firm Top Issues Survey asks firms to rank the challenges that are of greatest concern to them.  This commentary reviews the recent 2021 survey results for each firm size in detail. It focuses on the top five issues in each size, but also includes key insights on top 10 results that may enhance the understanding of firms’ concerns.

This tool is an example of the turnkey practice management tools and resources PCPS delivers. PCPS is an add-on firm membership section within the AICPA. A PCPS firm membership, at only $35 per CPA with a maximum of $700 per firm, is a great investment for a broad range of practice management resources.

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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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