Today's CPA Letter Daily
Top considerations when building a business out of your home
Mar 25, 2019
Whether you’re an Etsy shop owner or a CPA seeing clients out of your home office, there are a variety of things that vary from owning a brick and mortar business. I recently spoke with Kelly Ward, CPA and co-owner of Robinson & Ward, P.C., on The Small Biz Brunch...
Believing in yourself: A CPA’s guide to self-trust
Mar 22, 2019
The alarm clock beeps annoyingly at 6 a.m., and I lay frozen knowing that the decision I make today will determine how the next chapter of my life plays out. A few months ago, I realized I wasn’t happy with my role at work. Each day, I dreaded getting out...
Busy season due diligence comes down to what you don’t know
Mar 21, 2019
I’m a self-professed rule follower. Except for maybe driving five miles over the speed limit on the highway, I sweat to even think about bending the rules. Most CPAs I know feel the same way. We stick to our professional rulebook, focusing on doing our due diligence and complying with...
Your stress isn’t just affecting you; it’s hurting business
Mar 20, 2019
Did you know that the effect of one mild-to-moderately stressful event can last hours in the body? What if you added to that by the barrage of demanding emails, last-minute deadlines, family obligations and a never-ending list of errands? As you can see here, when combined with other demands, that...
The Future of Finance: How to thrive in the digital age
Mar 19, 2019
Over the last year, I’ve hosted roundtables with hundreds of CFOs and finance leaders in cities around the world. From Johannesburg to London to Boston, finance leaders all sang a similar tune when it came to their greatest pain point: they’re all looking to transform the finance function from a...
Straighten up: Ergonomic tips for spending hours at your desk
Mar 18, 2019
If you’re sitting at your desk while reading this blog post, it could wind up being a real pain in your neck. Is your desk setup uncomfortable? Do you have a twinge in your back, neck, wrists or fingers? These aches and pains could be related to the way you’re...
Let your humanity disrupt your technology use, not the other way around
Mar 15, 2019
Ping! Behold: the sound of the first morning email. Unfortunately, that undeniable sign of the work day starting is the exact kind of wakeup call you needed. I wouldn’t say rolling out of bed at 7AM is the easiest thing after a late-night session of mindless scrolling, but hey, you...
Flip or flop: Construction industry revenue recognition issues
Mar 14, 2019
Many people enjoy watching DIY shows where homes in disrepair are transformed from shabby to chic in less than an hour. If only the real world worked the same as DIY TV. Firms would be able to get clients implementing revenue recognition during advertisement breaks for hardware stores and home...
Financial tips for female entrepreneurs
Mar 12, 2019
As the host of The Small Biz Brunch podcast, I’ve interviewed some amazing entrepreneurs and CPAs who are changing the world. When I reflect on episodes I’ve recorded over the past six months, some of my favorite have been about women disrupting their industries and paving the way for future...
4 ways to take charge and own your career
Mar 11, 2019
For many professionals, it’s a challenge to maintain work and life balance, but one trailblazing CPA was able to break the mold. By creating opportunities for herself, she opened new paths for other professionals, especially women, to follow. When Katy Hollister, CPA, chief strategy officer for Deloitte’s Global Tax and...
Anthony Pugliese and Lawson Carmichael, chairs of the AICPA’s Future of Learning Task Force, explore the state of education for CPAs, argue the case for change and encourage key leaders to provide input on this topic critical to the future of the profession.More on AICPA TV