Multi-partner firms with mandatory retirement provisions grew from 62.4 percent in 2015 to 64.2 percent in 2016. This percentage is expected to increase as more firms are grappling with partners hanging on to equity longer and young managers vying for partner roles. Take a look at the findings in the new Rosenberg Survey and see what else is changing for partners. Learn more here.
Here’s what you’re looking for: CPA Trendlines Research
Teams want more cyber-security experts than accountants.
By CPA Trendlines Research
Fraud investigation teams are currently seeking or expecting to add people with skills in digital forensics and cybersecurity, according to a new benchmarking survey from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners.
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Interviewing tops the list of desirable skills, followed by litigation support, data analytics and social media snooping. Forensic accounting comes in fifth. READ MORE →
Rampe, Johnson, Hostetler cited.
CPA Practice Advisor's 40 Under 40 Awards this year include several CPA Trendlines expert authors, including:
- Kristen Rampe, CPA – Founder, Kristen Rampe Consulting. More here
- Kacee Johnson, MBA – Founder/CEO, Blue Ocean Principles. More here
- Dustin Hostetler –Shareholder, Chief Innovation Officer, Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Boomer Consulting, Inc. More here
The annual program recognizes professionals who are "visibly and incrementally changing the accounting profession."
Tech conference set for Boston, Sept. 6-8
AccountexUSA, the annual conference on accounting technology once known as SleeterCon, is convening this year in Boston, Sept. 6-8, with a number of CPA Trendlines authors and experts in featured speaking roles.
CPA Trendlines readers can use the promo code "CPATrendlines" for a free pass to the expo hall or $200 off conference attendance when they register here.