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How Do Your Firm’s Salaries Compare with Others Its Size?  

Be in the know in less time. The newly redesigned and streamlined 2018 AICPA PCPS/CPA.com National Management of an Accounting Practice (MAP) Survey is now open and ready for your participation.

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Practice Management Guidance

  • Important Phrases to Listen for during Preliminary M&A Conversations

    When two interested CPA firms delve into serious conversations about merging or combining, they often spend a lot of time negotiating the economics of a transaction, the compatibility of financial policies, and the parameters of control and authority. While those topics are very important, the equally important integration, transition, and service platform unfortunately are poorly addressed ahead of closing.
  • Leveraging Cloud Technology for Smaller Accounting Firms

    To remain competitive, keeping up with technological advances is a prerequisite for firms of all sizes. Cloud-based computing is helping to level the playing field for small and medium-sized practices by increasing efficiency, lowering up-front costs for technology infrastructure, providing real-time access to data from any location, and offering scalability. This article discusses some of the advantages and challenges of cloud computing, and offers suggestions for a successful implementation for small and medium-sized enterprises.
  • Getting Off on the Right Foot with Form PA-100

    In the past, Liability Lessons has examined the teamwork required when multiple professions and disciplines interact with a single client. In this column, the focus is on team play at a very specific moment in the life of a business: the moment of conception. This is a particularly sensitive moment from the standpoint of professional risk.


Practice Management Blog Posts

  • Trusting That Work Gets Done Doesn’t Mean You Have to See People Working

    It has always intrigued me that many CPAs in public accounting do not support work-from-home policies. Why would that be? I have found that what often concerns CPAs is probably not something they need to worry about, and that there are two things CPAs should address regarding working from home that are ignored by most.
  • Five Ways Your Firm Can Attract the Best Young Talent

    At the PICPA Women’s Leadership Conference in May 2017, Tamera Loerzel addressed how to attract and retain young talent. Find out what the five areas that stood out most for young professionals.


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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