Today's CPA Letter Daily
New world, new skills finance professionals need
Apr 26, 2021
Even before the pandemic, digital transformation and new ways of working were significantly influencing the skills and capabilities finance teams need. The coronavirus pandemic accelerated that need as people and businesses sought digital experiences and solutions more than ever. Based on conversations I had with CFOs worldwide, I shared insights...
3 steps NFPs can take to prepare for continued uncertainty
Apr 21, 2021
A year has passed since COVID-19 began its worldwide disruption, but the full effects have not yet been realized. The anniversary prompts us to pause and consider where we’ve been and where we’re going. A recent Not-for-Profit Section webcast offered key takeaways to help not-for-profits (NFPs) manage current disruption and...
How to implement diversity and inclusion throughout your firm
Apr 13, 2021
Embracing diversity and practicing inclusion is critical to the success of your firm. Welcoming different perspectives and creating a true sense of belonging for everyone is how you build strong teams. Many of us are familiar with the concept of diversity as including people of varying race, color, religion, sex,...
AICPA & CIMA: Working harder than ever to help you stay ahead
Apr 8, 2021
One year ago, we were still in the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Everything around us was changing, and the crisis thrust our profession into a new way of working seemingly overnight. In this disruption, you never wavered. You adapted to the unpredictable environment, evolving what you do and...
3 EBP audit considerations in 2021
Apr 8, 2021
I’m sure many of us relate to the “one-year-later” pandemic fatigue prominently featured in the news. I’ve heard from several members about difficulties connecting with and supervising remote audit teams while dealing with life during a pandemic. Because I once was an employee benefit plan auditor, I understand your pain....
How are states dealing with the unemployment benefit exclusion?
Apr 2, 2021
Millions of people lost their jobs and filed for unemployment benefits each week for the past year. There are10 million Americans still unemployed, according to the latest Labor Department statistics. After a hard year during the pandemic, many people couldn’t wait to get their taxes done to close the chapter...
CPAs are humans, too: Workplace relationships matter
Mar 29, 2021
A human experience I don’t love my job because of the work I do. I love my job because of who I work with and what we do for one another. The memorable moments in my career are not the audit tasks I perform but the audit teams I am...
Do colleges prepare future CPAs? Three key insights
Mar 17, 2021
Whether a professor has taught thousands of students throughout their career or is new to the classroom, they aim to give students a strong foundation in the relevant competencies and skills for their major and future career. As professions evolve, the curriculum to develop young minds must keep pace. The...
The IRS should move the April 15 due date
Mar 15, 2021
“When a man is compelled to choose one of two evils, no one will choose the greater when he might have the less.” — Plato Well, here we are again — talking about tax busy season. It isn’t because it’s my favorite topic. But it might be one of the...
5 ways to motivate your team during tax season
Mar 10, 2021
It’s tax season. That means it’s showtime for CPAs, and the show must go on. You are the star of the show, and your script constantly changes, making it difficult to keep yourself up to date and focused. So, how can you motivate the rest of your hardworking team? Many...
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