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. Use key metrics from firms across Pennsylvania 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

  • The Evolution of the CPA Exam

    Having spent 15 years of my career working in the testing industry, the last nine with the AICPA examinations team, I understand and appreciate the vital role assessments play in supporting their respective industries or professions.
  • IRC Section 163(j): Another Cost of Leveraging an Acquisition

    Ever since the economic crash of 2008, foreign and domestic corporations have fought hard to get back to the days of steady growth. A lot of corporations have grown organically, but many essentially expanded through acquisition. Without the luxury of having excess cash reserves, these corporations typically opt to leverage their acquisitions by taking on some form of debt.
  • Engagement Is Critical in Developing the CPA Pipeline

    The most recent AICPA report on the supply of accounting graduates, published in 2015, indicates a continuous increase in accounting enrollment, particularly in master’s degree programs in accounting. Yet, the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy reports that candidacy for the Uniform CPA Examination has remained flat during the past few years.


Practice Management Blog Posts

  • Expert Offers Tips on Exit Planning

    Exit planning is a forward-thinking strategy that should be established well in advance to ensure comfort for yourself and your clients, whose businesses depend on your unbroken service and attention. Hear more from Charles R. Kedra, CFP, AIF, CEPA, senior partner and director of business advisory services with Legacy Planning Partners.
  • Predict the Future of Your Practice with These Five Factors

    Many accounting practices pay attention to performance benchmarks to understand how the firm is doing. Forward-thinking CPA leaders, however, look at not only the traditional metrics, but also at expanded benchmarks to find out where the firm is heading.


Free Tool of the Month: PCPS Guide to Marketing and Sales Roles in Accounting

Growing your firm is a year-round process. Using the PCPS Guide to Marketing and Sales Roles in Accounting, you can explore options in structuring positions for all firm sizes. This guide will help identify ways to kick growth into high gear.

PCPS Guide to Marketing and Sales Roles in Accounting is an example of the turnkey tools and solutions offered by the AICPA's PCPS. View the PCPS site for more information.


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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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