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The Practicing CPA 

Feature Focus

 November 2016


Is Your Firm Getting Crushed by Workload Compression?  
Workload compression: unfortunately it’s a new reality in today’s firms. 

  • Condition of excessive job demands caused by the 1986 Tax Reform Act (TRA) which severely limited the ability of businesses to elect other than a calendar year-end reporting for tax purposes 
  • CPAs find their tax and audit work compressed into the first quarter of each year 
  • Consistently been a top five issue reported in the PCPS CPA Firm Top Issues Survey for firms across all sizes

For these reasons and more, we are going to take a closer look at workload compression in this issue of Feature Focus. We will start by highlighting key insights to help you gauge how your firm stacks up. Then offer proven strategies you and your colleagues can put to work in keeping it under control in your practice. Read More



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