CPAs and government accountants making a difference!

Posted By: Tom Hood on July 24, 2014 in Accounting & Auditing&Leadership / Management
Our work as CPAs is often hidden in spreadsheets, reports, and procedures, yet it supports almost everything. I recently had the honor of being with a group of CPAs and government accountants at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services shortly after a ceremony celebrating their recognition by the Association of Government Accountants for winning the Certificate in Excellence in Accountability Reporting (CEAR) for their 2103 Agency Financial Report. In the recap of the award...

Here’s how to build a modern — and effective — personal learning network

As CPAs, you learn for a living. Your license depends on it. But even you have to admit that our ability to learn — to continuously learn — has never been more important. We’ve spent a lot of time here talking about that — about the fact that the most important skill we’ll possess going forward is the ability to learn new skills. We even have a bunch of fancy new tools to help us on our way. They’re called “personal learning networks,” and...

Your customers are talking. Are you listening?

Our daughter turned 12 this week. To help her celebrate, my wife and I did what all busy, modern parents do — we fired up Amazon and ordered some of the tween-ish gifts at the top of her wish list. The day before the big day, one of the gifts we ordered still hadn’t arrived. I received an e-mail from the good folks at UPS informing me that the package would arrive during a four-hour window the following afternoon. On her birthday, as I waited (and waited) for the package to arrive, my...

Happy birthday, America!

Posted By: Bill Sheridan on July 04, 2014 in Leadership / Management
"There is nothing wrong with America that cannot be cured by what is right with America." -- Bill Clinton Indeed. Have a fantastic Independence Day, friends!

Diversity: ‘It’s not just the right thing … it’s the smart thing’

The world has changed radically in the 45 years since Cecil Flamer entered the CPA profession. Twelve men have walked on the moon. Eight presidents have occupied the Oval Office. We’ve witnessed astounding medical advances, horrifying wars and acts of terrorism, inspiring acts of service from people determined to make the world a better place, and mind-numbing technological advances that have put the world in the pockets and purses of nearly everyone we know. It’s a different world, and...

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