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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

  • In 2022 Keep Your Eye on the Firm Risks Inherited from 2021

    For CPAs, the outlook for 2022 is not a lot different than what we experienced in 2021: accelerated change and emerging issues that impact how we approach the services we provide. Here are three key areas CPAs must keep in mind as we move into the new year.
  • Winning New Business, Acquiring Talent: COVID's Impact on Accounting Firms

    Accounting and finance firms face a multipronged challenge: find ways to grow in the coming years and take advantage of new opportunities in this rapidly changing environment. It’s time to develop a strategy that invests in and embraces talent, marketing, and technology moving forward.


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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