CPE Survey: Large-Firm CPAs Dealing with Large-Sized Issues

African Elephant DanceProblems CPE alone won't solve.

By Rick Telberg
CPA Trendlines Research

While the rest of the profession is focusing on tax services, the largest firms are expanding capabilities in accounting, financial reporting, practice management, and new technologies, according to new results from a CPA Trendlines survey conducted in conjunction with the Ohio Society of CPAs and consultant Michael Ramos.

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The profession's large firms also have large problems – problems that can't be solved by CPE alone, according to remarks by survey respondents. Problems like survival.

The survey results show in detail where large firms are investing their valuable time and resources, and how the best of them manage their training budgets to align with strategy. Many large firms could be getting a better return on their training budgets.

The survey shows, for instance, where most large firms fall short in:

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