Small Firm Resources

This page contains valuable resources for small CPA firms with big aspirations. From content designed to sharpen your technical proficiency and community focused publications to information on firm practice management best practices— this small firm hub has you covered.

  • Best Practices: Achieve success 
  • Small Business Clients: Provide value added services
  • Tax: Tools to assist with your tax practice
  • Strategic Planning and Benchmarking: Start planning for your firm's future today
  • Team: Adding staff or developing existing talent
  • News, Community & Events: Stay in the loop
  • Audit & Attest: Technical guidance to keep you informed
  • Carl's Corner: Valuable insights from a former small firm practitioner
  • Quality: Information to help maintain audit excellence
  • Advisory Services: Specialize to better serve your clients


  • Best Practices: Achieve success
    • PCPS Top Issues Survey: Gain insights into the concerns impacting firms of all sizes, and solutions for addressing those concerns.

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    Small Business and Individual Clients: Provide value added services
    • CPA Powered: Access the AICPA's campaign to help small business owners understand all the ways a CPA is essential to their organization's success. 

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        Tax: Remain in the know and convey your value to clients
        • Tax Reform Resource Center:  Stay informed on the tax reform with news, analysis and resources to understand how upcoming changes will affect you and your clients.

         


        Strategic Planning and Benchmarking: Start planning for your firm's future today

        Team: Adding staff or developing existing talent

        News, Community & Events: Stay in the loop 
        • PCPS Networking Groups: Engage in in-depth practice management discussions and an exchange of best practices with other small firms throughout the country. 
        • The CPA Advocate: This e-newsletter is dedicated to keeping you informed about AICPA's advocacy efforts on your behalf.  
         
        Audit & Attest: Technical guidance to keep you informed
        • Revenue Recognition: Find relevant information and valuable resources pertaining to the FASB revenue recognition standard. 
        • Leases: Gain access to news, resources and CPE opportunities relating to the FASB leases standard.
        • PCPS Technical Issues Committee: Learn about the activities of this committee that works diligently to provide the small and medium-sized firm perspective in the standard setting process. 
        • AICPA Technical Hotline. Get answers to technical audit and accounting questions via phone.

        Carl's Corner: Valuable insights from former small firm practitioner Carl Peterson, CPA, CGMA, Association of International Certified Professional Accountants, Vice President- Small Firms
        • Small Firm Solutions: This monthly e-newsletter aims to help sole practitioner and small firm members make the most of opportunities and keep track of important new developments in the profession. 
        • Small Firm Update Webcasts: Understand the trends affecting CPAs, the challenges and opportunities practitioners face as well as best practices being used at successful firms across the country.

        Quality: Maintain audit excellence and profitability
        • Audit Documentation: Lack of documentation is the most common cause of material non-conformity in audits. These resources will help your firm address quality.
        • PCPS Invigorate the Focus on Quality Toolkit: Audit quality has surfaced as a focus for both public and private companies, and this toolkit contains resources to help invigorate quality in your practice.

        Advisory Services: Specialize to better serve your clients

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