Topic: survey

Survey: How Accountants Keep Up with Tech Trends

Top strategy: Compare with peers. CPA Trendlines Exclusive The pace of change in technology is leaving accountants so dazed and confused that about half of all practitioners say merely “keeping up” is one of their biggest technology-related problems. Cost comes second. Accountants are so fed up with the staggering pace of developments that you couldn’t pay them enough to try a new software product “while drinking umbrella drinks on a beach at vendor expense,” according to Randy Johnston and Leslie Garrett, writing in the new Accounting Firm Operations and Technology Survey. They caution, however, that “If you dislike change, you’re going to dislike irrelevance even more.” The survey reveals the top tactics accountants are employing to stay up to date and make […]

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Survey: Top 10 Ways Firms Tutor Top Talent

No. 1 method: ‘Give them challenging assignments…”

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CPA Talent: How To Identify Future Leaders Early

Who gets promoted and why in accounting: Join the survey; get the answers. By CPA Trendlines Research Tax, accounting and finance professionals don’t agree on everything. But they do seem to agree on the key traits needed to succeed in the profession, according to a new CPA Trendlines multi-year study. The questionnaire for “TALENT STRATEGIES: How to Identify and Develop Professionals for Management and Leadership Responsibilities” remains online and open as CPA Trendlines continues to collect data and refine its analysis. 

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How Firms Are Adapting to the New Mobile Workforce

New benchmarks and insights on remote access, the Internet and telecommunications.

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Tech Survey: The 3 Hidden Dangers Lurking in Your Firm’s Email System

New benchmarks and insights on file storage and data management…

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CPA Firms Lag in Tech Security, Controls

The black hole where practice management and technology meet…

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Tech Survey Finds Trend to ‘Best-of-Breed’ over Single-Vendor Strategy

New benchmarks and trends on application software…

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Tech Survey: CPAs Rush to Upgrade Operating Systems

New benchmarks on operating systems and hardware…

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Tech Survey: 90% of Accounting Firms Fail to Budget Properly

New benchmarks on tech spending and decision-making…

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