Specialized Interest Centers
The AICPA has developed the Audit Quality Centers, as well as a series of AICPA Special Interest Centers to provide valuable resources for CPAs in specialized practice areas
Published on October 31, 2013
Off-the-Hinges Accounting Engagements No Naps for AuditorsOr Controllers
Here’s another profile of a young CPA on an engagement that is truly out of the ordinary. Meet Chris Cobb, an assistant corporate controller with Vera Bradley. Chris traded a career in the Big 4 for corporate accounting; find out why he made the switch and the kinds of activities
Published on April 15, 2013
Untraditional Firm/Company Holiday Traditions
We’ve surveyed young and not-so-young CPAs to find out what kinds of unusual or untraditional holiday traditions they have in their firms and companies. Some of the answers might surprise you! Find out what others are up to; there’s even a video of how one firm improves camaraderie by helping
Published on November 16, 2013
Off the Hinges Assignments Kelly Mann and the K-9 Training Team
When you’re a CPA, you can get caught in some of the most interesting—and sometimes a few of the most unnerving situations. This was the case for Kelly Mann. While working late one night on an assignment as a staff auditor for a boat manufacturer, the warehouse she was working
Published on September 05, 2012
Quirky Careers in Accounting Chicken Counter
In this first article of an occasional series, we examine “quirky” careers in accounting. Meet Jamie McCoy, who not only had to count chickens, but also take as many as 10 showers a day in order to maintain prescribed health standards.
Published on May 15, 2012
Making the most of your mentor
The key, according to mentors and mentees, is to seek out mentors everywhere, then, when you find someone who’s a good fit, to consistently work on that relationship.
Published on April 21, 2015
Off the Hinges Assignments Sales Tax Guru
Who says sales tax reporting and compliance can’t be exciting? Meet Allen Lau, CPA, a senior tax specialist with Avalara. Find out why Allen chose to go down this road. His reasons just might surprise you!
Published on June 14, 2012
Breaking borders The journey of Mohamad Al-kawafha
From the hot, dry summers of Jordan to the humidity of Louisiana and Texas, Mohamad Al-kawafha, CPA, CGMA, has experienced his fair share of culture and climate shock, fear of the unknown, and language barriers.
Published on July 22, 2014
Five Easy Ways to Make a Positive First Impression
Although all of us want to make a good first impression, there may be certain behaviors that keep this from happening. This article offers five easy ways to not only get noticed, but come across confident, knowledgeable, and above all, human.
Published on May 18, 2011
Three Ways to Achieve Higher Sales
Okay, so you’re not selling actual “products,” but you are selling “services.” Whether you work in a firm or a company, every one of us have to take part in the selling function. It’s all about starting early, establishing your value, and finding the right opportunities.
Published on September 19, 2011