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  • To Text (or Not To Text) Your Clients

    In the business communication classes that I teach, I’m often asked how we accountants should respond when clients want to communicate with us via text messaging. Sometimes this question falls directly down generational lines, with older accountants feeling their privacy is being invaded when they receive texts from clients, and younger accountants acting surprised when someone doesn’t want to communicate with them by text.
  • 7 tips for adopting integrated reporting

    Many companies have latched on to the concept of environmental, social, and governance (ESG) reporting and reported back to stakeholders about their commitment to supporting diversity, social, and environmental concerns and more accountable corporate governance.
  • MICPA Elects New Board Officers and Directors

    The Michigan Association of Certified Public Accountants has elected David G. Echelbarger as chair of its board of directors. The association also named its remaining new officers, four new members and elected three members to additional terms on its board of directors.
  • How Accounting Leaders Can Make Their Practices Future-Ready

    Accounting leaders should ready for a future where soft skills are more important than numbers. Winter is coming, and so is 2020. As all professions look toward the next 10 years with eyes on innovation and improvement; accounting is no different.
  • Corporations Have Brief Window to Apply for IRS CAP, and more - September 17, 2019 News

  • Employees Increasingly Open to Job Opportunities in Tight Labor Market

    Specialty recruitment firms Accounting Principals and Ajilon released the results of a new joint survey exploring job search trends among more than 1,000 U.S. full-time workers who changed jobs in the past two years in professional occupations.
  • Do's and Don'ts of Preparing for Client Meetings

    Scouts have “Be prepared” as their motto. It works well for accountants, too, especially when meeting face to face with clients. To ensure you successfully on board new customers and keep current ones, make sure you follow these do's and don'ts.
  • IRS offers expatriate tax relief

    Certain individuals who expatriate from the United States may obtain relief from the exit tax of Sec. 877A and other outstanding tax liabilities, under procedures the IRS outlined Friday on its website and announced in News Release IR-2019-151.
  • Simple Technological Solutions to Help Business Owners Combat Fraud

    Fraud, particularly internal theft, is a prevalent issue for many businesses. And unfortunately, if it’s not detected in time, it can put your company-owning clients out of business. But what are some of the root causes of this common issue, and how can you prevent them? At the recent Accountex conference in Boston, Michael Cichy, senior executive at Palette Software, addressed these questions.
  • AICPA’s Auditing Standards Board Proposes Amendments to New Auditor Reporting Standards

    The American Institute of CPAs (AICPA) Auditing Standards Board (ASB) has issued an exposure draft of a Proposed Statement on Auditing Standards (SAS) Amendments to AU-C Sections 800, 805, and 810 to Incorporate Auditor Reporting Changes From SAS No. 134.

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