Today's CPA Letter Daily
Your life. Your terms: Four steps to reducing stress and reclaiming your life.
Nov 14, 2018
Life is stressful, there’s no doubt about it. But you have the choice to maintain a different perspective, instead of letting stress overtake you every day. Here are four steps to reduce stress and live a well-balanced life: Step one: Get clear on your purpose Living life on your own...
5 tips to help small business clients prevent cyberfraud
Nov 9, 2018
Imagine you’re at work on a typical Monday morning. Suddenly, an email from the CEO hits your inbox. It’s marked ‘urgent,’ so you open it right away. She needs you to wire $15,000 to one of your regular vendors ASAP. You make the wire transfer, and head to the break...
The secret to less copying and pasting – Robotic Process Automation
Nov 8, 2018
Remember the last time you copied information from one system and put it into another? Wasn’t that three hours of Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V fun? It wasn’t? Sounds like you might want to look at robotic process automation (RPA) then. The name is long and slightly intimidating, but the actual use...
Licensure under fire in the states
Nov 6, 2018
A powerful narrative is taking shape across the country that could define the future of licensure. State legislators are coming together to challenge the necessity and value of occupational licensing. So far, there have been no direct challenges to whether CPAs should be licensed. However, there’s a national anti-licensure legislative...
AICPA Announces 2019 CPA Exam Score Release Dates
Nov 5, 2018
The 2019 score release dates are now available on aicpa.org/cpaexam. For complete information regarding scoring, please visit the Exam Scoring and FAQ pages. The National Association of State Boards of Accountancy will release scores to boards of accountancy based upon the target score release dates listed in the tables below....
Americans’ financial satisfaction reaches new high—can you feel it?
Nov 1, 2018
For the fifth quarter in a row, the typical American’s personal financial satisfaction reached an all-time high, according to the AICPA’s Personal Financial Satisfaction Index (PFSi). A record number of job openings, along with the stock market’s bullish performance though Q3 (Oct 1) - despite volatility - boosted Americans’ financial...
3 spooky small business myths, busted
Oct 31, 2018
At this time of year, there’s plenty of “spookiness” to go around – the new Halloween movie, haunted houses, people incessantly arguing about politics on Facebook (just to name a few). Luckily, starting a small business doesn’t have to be something that makes your hair stand on end. To calm...
Tax identity theft: A horror story
Oct 30, 2018
Halloween used to scare me. I was sure that monsters — specifically zombies — were out to get me. But I’m not afraid anymore because I faced down a nameless ghoul who did more actual harm to me than any imaginary monster could ever do. It all started one fateful...
Are you the analytical type? A cool, new path is emerging.
Oct 26, 2018
As a CPA or CGMA, you excel at getting into the weeds. Whether it’s a reporting discrepancy or buried tax provision, you will find it. More importantly, you know how to arrange those weeds to form a bouquet that helps your client. Now, with software spouting numbers on everything from...
4 strategies to capture the growing Hispanic market
Oct 25, 2018
As CPAs, we’re always interested in numbers, so let me share an interesting statistic: The United States Census Bureau has projected that groups now considered ethnic minorities will make up the majority of the population by 2042 with Hispanics being the second largest racial or ethnic group and second fastest...
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