CPA Practice Management 

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Recent Developments 

How Profitable Is Your Firm Compared to Others Its Size? 

The  2018 AICPA PCPS/ 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/ 2018 National Map Survey (PICPA member login required)

J AICPA PCPS/ 2016 National Map Survey Commentary

J 2016 Pennsylvania MAP Survey Results

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Practice Management Guidance

  • Your Fraud Duty Is What a Jury Thinks It Should Be

    In the legal arena, a practitioner’s duty is informed by professional standards and technical literature, but it is not defined by it. What defines a CPA’s duty in the legal system is a combination of civil law and conventional thought. That is, what a jury is told about the law by a judge, and then how the jurors fit the facts and the law into their own sense of how the world works.
  • Look to Nontraditional Ways to Save on Health Benefit Costs

    The recently announced collaboration on health care between Amazon, JPMorgan Chase & Co., and Berkshire Hathaway Inc. seemingly has grand ambitions, but it has been short on details. There’s no reason to doubt that these business giants could significantly disrupt an industry in dire need of disruption, but how they’ll go about it is a mystery to us on the outside, and very well may be a mystery to them too. However, there is one thing of which I’m sure: As they dig in, they will quickly find that there are fixes already working at highly innovative employers, both small and large.
  • The Effect of South Dakota v. Wayfair on GAAP Reporting

    In June 2018, the U.S. Supreme Court altered five decades of perspective regarding where an entity is “doing business.” Certainly, there are significant implications for tax compliance, but there are also immediate financial reporting issues for companies reporting under generally accepted accounting principles.

Practice Management Blog Posts

  • Strategic Thinking…Focus on the Future

    Thinking strategically means you are able to see one or two steps ahead. But you need to have your head up so you can identify potential new opportunities to grow your business in a positive and profitable manner.
  • OPR Finally Allows the Right to Respond to Accusations

    The IRS’s Office of Professional Responsibility (OPR) has the exclusive authority to administer and govern professional disciplinary standards. OPR recently changed the Circular 230 practitioner violation investigation disclosure process.

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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