The following online publications are among the many benefits to AICPA Firm Global Connection membership. They cover news, topics and developments related to practicing CPAs in firms of varying sizes. Here you’ll find news and articles on best practices in firm practice management, as well as developments in accounting, auditing, compilation/review, ethics standards and more.
Accounting firms are amongst the most complex business entities from an IT perspective as their individual departments require unique applications and equipment to optimize each department’s production processes. The average accounting firm utilizes more than sixty applications that are constantly being updated on a wide variety of workstations, ranging from multi-monitor tax desktops to mobile workstations designed for auditors and remote consultants....
CPAs were among the earliest adopters of home offices and remote work as many would drag home their tax files and audit binders to review at the kitchen table after the kids went to bed. This led to many accountants formalizing their remote work environment by setting up home office workspaces so they could work more efficiently. The advent of...Read More
The advent of busy season draws many of us towards the dark side of long hours sitting at our desks, craving and eating unhealthy foods, drinking way too much caffeine, and passing by regular exercise opportunities because we “promised to finish one more project before going home.” While we can seldom do much about the number of work hours...Read More
CES is the largest consumer electronics show held with 3,800 vendors from around the world descending upon Las Vegas each January to pitch the coolest gadgets and deliver the latest product announcements for home, automotive, robot and fitness technology. Many product trends are first proven in the consumer market and then evolve to find their...Read More
The buzz about social media has been around for more than a decade, but there are still those that have not taken the leap for fear that it is too technical an endeavor or a waste of their time. The reality is that as our practices get more specialized and consultative, it becomes increasingly important to reach out to the specific types of...Read More
Smartphones and tablets have become standard tools utilized within accounting firms and while major accounting applications are adding mobile functionality to their tax, audit and accounting tools, there are a large amount of applications that make CPAs more productive in their day to day office work and when they are on the road. Below are...Read More