Today's CPA Letter Daily
Top 10 questions for tax practitioners
Feb 18, 2020
Tax season 2020 is now underway. This means more client interactions. Wonderful! This is why I do what I do! It also means more client interactions. Sigh. Sometimes it’s hard to juggle my workload and client requests. As tax season rolls on, so do the client questions. Of course, in...
7 reasons to date a finance professional
Feb 14, 2020
Let’s face it—relationships are hard. No matter how smitten you may be, being with someone takes hard work, hard conversations and hard commitments. Some fish in the sea are softening these blows by choosing partners who compliment—and complement them. Fortunately, finance professionals are so well-rounded that their skill sets are...
Reimagine Productivity: Master your productivity rhythm
Feb 13, 2020
Maximizing your efficiency during the busy season involves planning your day. For many of us, tax season doesn’t leave a moment to spare. Getting the job done requires a consistently high level of performance. Getting the job done, however, cannot come at the expense of accuracy. Productivity and accuracy are...
It’s not too late to resolve to improve
Feb 7, 2020
The first month of the year is over and, for several reasons, I’ve not committed to any goals in 2020. Has that happened to you? I always try to set goals around learning — one for fun and one to enhance my career. Let’s apply that adage, “It’s better late...
Two guaranteed ways to thrive this busy season
Feb 6, 2020
Now that we’ve fully stepped into the new year, busy season is picking up speed. During this period of longer work hours and takeout dinners, it can be challenging to address your own needs when your day-to-day priority is your clients. This imbalance might not be noticeable at first, but...
Reimagine Productivity: Mindfulness, emotions and mood
Feb 3, 2020
Accountancy is a vibrant, dynamic profession that involves more than crunching numbers. And the people we work with are unique and complex. But in any workplace — whether it’s a CPA firm, Hollywood set or football practice field — people have been asked to put aside parts of themselves in...
Employee or independent contractor: What’s the difference?
Jan 31, 2020
Classifying workers as either employees or independent contractors is important. The correct worker categorization has a profound impact on businesses because it affects not only how workers are paid, but how the government gets paid. Because of the latter reason, this is an issue that will not be going away...
A winning finance group for Super Bowl-bound Chiefs
Jan 29, 2020
The National Football League was born in the early years of the 20th century. But 100 years later, the Kansas City Chiefs are using 2020 strategies to meet business goals and thrill their fans. The Chiefs head to the Super Bowl with a winning finance team behind them. As the...
Foresight is 2020 — Make it your best tax season yet.
Jan 27, 2020
Around this time last year, as we glanced in our rearview mirror, tax season was approaching quickly. As the days and weeks went by, it was clear that “objects are closer than they appear!” Along with the normal tax season preparations, many more challenges were afoot. A government shutdown was...
Our proposal to evolve CPA licensure
Jan 24, 2020
It’s that time of year when everyone reflects on the past and looks forward to a positive future with personal and professional planning, and new and fresh ideas. You may have some New Year’s resolutions you’d like to accomplish. I have two: From a personal perspective, I’ll look at my...
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