New Approaches to Online Accounting Education (CPA Journal) – There have been increasing calls for accountability and evidence documenting the value of a college education. Two forces in particular—the rise in online education and financial pressures for state-funded colleges—have resulted in an increase in the number of courses (including business and accounting) offered online. To assess the quality of those online students…read article.
“The one piece of advice I would give to young CPAs entering the workforce would be to strengthen your social networks. All the people that you went to school with—connect with them on LinkedIn. Go to networking events. Get involved in charitable causes. The ability to generate business through your network is absolutely critical and will set you apart from the rest of the crowd.” These thoughts from Philip …Read More
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that one out of nine people are in official “sales” jobs, but something is happening with the other eight of us in today’s workforce. We are all in non-sales sales jobs, according to Dan Pink. That’s right — non-sales sales jobs. In fact, the research says the other eight of us spend an average of 41 percent of our time “convincing people …Read More
Isn’t it time to move away from billable hours? Some firms still use billable hours internally to help calculate a fixed monthly rate for a portion of clients. On the other end of the spectrum are firms that completely discard the notion of an hourly metric and instead use “value pricing,” in which prices for all—or almost all—clients are based on the value of the service provided to the client. …Read More
Here is a Great Opportunity for Recruiters to help Employers Solve their Skills Shortage problems. “Growing numbers of small-business owners say unfilled job openings are thwarting their growth at a time of high confidence in the economy. About 33% of 848 small-business owners and chief executives said they had unfilled job openings in June because … READ ARTICLE IN WSJ.