Busy Season 2015: Fixing the Tax System

How tax professionals would remake the tax code.  Imagine there’s no deductions, it’s easy if you try. No 8965, no1095-A, above us, only sky. Imagine all the CPAs, Living for today… By CPA Trendlines Research There’s nothing like another tax … Continued

Busy Season 2015: New Lessons in Time Management

Lesson learned: Plan, prioritize, repeat. Next question: Key financial metrics for 2015 results. Join the survey; get the answers. By CPA Trendlines Research They don’t call it “Busy Season” for nothing. It’s a frenetic, hectic, even hellish effort to herd client cats … Continued

Performance Reviews Need Work, Survey Says

The good news: Nearly three-quarters of respondents in a CPA Trendlines career outlook survey say turnover in their offices is low. The bad news: More than half say performance reviews are neither regular nor useful.

Teamwork: Room for Improvement

You may believe you have a great team in place. But does your team agree? A new set of CPA Trendlines Research findings shows room for improvement.

Busy Season 2015: Headaches from Obamacare

‘ACA is PITA BS for CPAs.’ Next year’s plan: ‘Become a monk.’ Next question: The smartest moves this busy season? Join the survey; get the results By CPA Trendlines Research As Busy Season 2015 grinds down, tax prep professionals are grappling … Continued

Half of CPA Firm Staffers Could Jump Jobs

Compensation, work-life balance among the factors. Are your employees satisfied? How sure are you? Nearly 48 percent of respondents in a new CPA Trendlines survey say no, not really. Their answers range from deep dissatisfaction to on the fence.

CPA Firms Struggle to Meet Staff CPE Expectations

In Comments: “More is needed. This is an opportunity for firm leadership.” Join the survey: Get more results. Results of a new CPA Trendlines career outlook survey show optimism among staffers about management support for personal advancement and commitment to training. But firms … Continued

Accountants See Solid Business Gains in 2015

CPA Trendlines Strategy Shift Report: Accounting firms around the world reap benefits of easing oil prices, government stimulus and innovation. By Rick Telberg CPA Trendlines Tax and accounting practitioners are heading into a new year and a new busy season markedly more confident and optimistic than they’ve … Continued