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At PCPS, we regularly add tools and resources to keep your firm running smoothly.  Check this page often to see what’s new and what tools other PCPS member firms are using most.

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AICPA PCPS/ National MAP Survey  PCPS Succession Survey A CPA’s Introduction to Cybersecurity
The largest Management of an Accounting Practice (MAP) benchmarking survey in North America was fielded through July 31. Results and benchmarking reports are now available. Prepare your firm for a successful succession by checking out our largest, most comprehensive look at succession planning to date. Broken out by sole proprietors and multi-owner firms, use the applicable report to see what your fellow practitioners are doing and learn about best practices. This guide provides a general overview of cybersecurity. What is it? What are the threats to your firm and your clients? And what best practices should your firm implement to protect against cyber threats?
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PCPS Top Resources

These are some of the Top Resources as chosen by your PCPS peers.  Have you used the hottest tools yet? 

  • Engagement Review Tool - You're wrapping up engagements, so take some time to get feedback from your clients. You can improve your relationships with clients and identify opportunities to improve your processes using the Engagement Review Tool from the Trusted Client Advisor Toolbox.
  • Workload Compression Survey - Workload compression has consistently been a top five issue for the AICPA PCPS firms across all sizes. In May 2016, CPAFMA worked with PCPS to survey over 125 members of both organizations to identify strategies firms are using to mitigate the impact of seasonality and workload compression.
  • 2017 Spring Virtual Career Fair - Searching for top accounting and finance talent? Participate in the CPA Career Center's 2017 Spring Virtual Career Fair on May 16th from noon to 3pm (EDT). The online format provides an easy, effective way to reach qualified candidates and conduct interviews from the convenience of your desk. And PCPS members save $200!
  • Comparative Overview: What is the Difference Between a Financial Statement Preparation, Compilation, Review and an Audit? - Use this brochure to help communicate with your clients about the services you provide.
  • CPA Comfort Letter to Lenders - Clients and their lenders are asking for CPAs to verify different types of information.  Check out these resources as you respond to the third party verification requests.
  • Client Evaluation Tool and Client Disengagement Letter - A key component in managing your firm is evaluating your clients.  Use the resources PCPS provides to help you determine if you’ve got the right mix of clients and to properly manage the termination of a client when needed. 
Additional Resources
PCPS Networking Groups

These national groups, segmented by firm size, meet twice a year for in-depth practice management discussions and an exchange of information on firm operations and professional issues. Consider attending an upcoming meeting!
2017 Busy Season Calendar

This 2017 Busy Season Calendar will provides a channel for showing staff that their efforts are appreciated and will keep them motivated through tax season. Add your firm/company logo to this sample calendar, post it in your office and let the good times roll!
10 Initiatives for Employee Engagement

Tools and resources that support the concepts outlined in Sandra Wiley’s publication “The Engaged Employee: 10 Initiatives for Successful Firms”, including a podcast series featuring Sandra discussing each initiative.
Firm inMotion e-Toolkit

Help your firm prepare for a successful journey into the future with these online resources. Check out the five key components for success and explore what's on the horizon. 


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Join the CPEA and utilize the straight-forward A&A resources and written responses to technical inquiries as a support center for your firm..


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