The Five Treacherous Factors Hobbling Today’s CPA Firm

Crumbling firm infrastructures, succession, the economy, staffing shortages, and shake-outs. By CPA Trendlines Annual MAP Survey The new Rosenberg MAP Survey reveals a few significant things about the state of the accounting business—that growth and profit-per-partner are growing at a negligible … Continued

Accounting’s Reputation Hits 14-year High

The tax and accounting profession appears to have finally recovered from the early-century financial scandals and disasters to hit a new high in public opinion, according to a new survey reviewed by CPA Trendlines.

Report: Cloud Users Earn More Than Naysayers

Accountants slow to adopt integrated solutions. By CPA Trendlines Small businesses that use cloud-based software to support critical business functions make more money than those that don’t, according to research reviewed by CPA Trendlines. Companies surveyed who are embracing the … Continued

The New Normal: A Busy Season that Never Ends

Staff woes contribute to major tax season problems By CPA Trendlines Research The 2015 busy season may be one for the records. According to this year’s CPA Trendlines Busy Season Survey, more than a third of the nation’s tax preparers … Continued

NEW POLL: The Tech Habits of Highly Successful Accountants

Join the survey. Get the results. Early results from the new 2015 CPA Trendlines Technology Trends Survey are already suggesting some tantalizing clues to today’s pressing questions on: Competitive factors in growth, profitability, and salaries, Best practices in operations and productivity, and Technology … Continued

Accountants Worldwide Report Business Challenges

Everyone wants their government to get out of the way. While U.S. accountants certainly rank high in entrepreneurial spirit, with 49 percent calling themselves risk-seeking in the Sage Accounting Index, they were tied by Brazil and edged out slightly by … Continued

Tax Preparation Fees and Services

The National Trends and Averages By CPA Trendlines Research While tax professionals taking a well-deserved break this summer, they are also carefully assessing how well – or poorly – they fared in Tax Season 2015 and they are beginning to … Continued

SURVEY RESULTS: Deal-Savvy CPAs Look to Lenovo Computers

Lenovo challenges Dell and HP’s dominance with competitive pricing on desktops. By CPA Trendlines Research Accounting Firm Operations and Technology Survey Attracted by competitive pricing, accountants are increasingly turning to Lenovo as their primary desktop computer and challenging the dominant … Continued

The Tech Risks Accountants Would Rather Ignore

New study reveals widespread weaknesses in accounting firm technology strategies. By Rick Telberg CPA Trendlines Research Accountants aren’t known for their risky decisions. Quite the opposite, in fact. In most things, accountants are paragons of caution and care. That’s, “in … Continued