CPA Practice Management 

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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.

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Practice Management Guidance

  • The Practice of Accounting vs. the Practice of Law

    There is considerable disagreement between CPAs and attorneys as to exactly what CPAs can do in the area of advice and what constitutes the practice of law – especially since “practice of law” is a nebulous term without clear definition. Most of the disagreement often seems to come to a boil in the area of tax practice. The situation hasn’t been helped or made any clearer now that many big firms employ lawyers who prepare tax returns.
  • Failure to Design Audit to Detect Fraud Can Lead to Liability

    On Dec. 28, 2017, a federal court in Alabama ruled in favor of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation in a case against PwC arising from a bank failure after a massive fraud was discovered between a bank and one of its customers. This was the second case against PwC related to the failure of Colonial Bank.
  • Putting All the Ducks in a Row: Advising Clients on Selling a Business

    The commercial landscape is on the cusp of a seismic generational shift, with about two-thirds of U.S. businesses expected to change hands within the next decade. As baby-boomer entrepreneurs move toward retirement, many will look to transfer both their ownership interests and management roles in their companies.


Practice Management Blog Posts

  • Simple Tips Small Firms Can Use to Enhance Cybersecurity

    Many large firms have departments dedicated to protecting them from a security breach or hackers. Small practitioners don’t have as much time or as many resources to dedicate to cybersecurity, but that doesn’t mean they shouldn’t be concerned.
  • 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.


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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