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To help improve the management and operational efficiency of practices, especially small- and medium-sized accountancy practices (SMPs), this area is intended to help those managing practices to address opportunities and challenges; improve their competitiveness, profitability, and sustainability; enhance their expertise, competence, and efficiency; create an environment conducive to the provision of high-quality services; and showcase global best practices and latest practice management techniques. See the full overview.
Despite all the unpredictability in 2016, the accounting profession was still fairly optimistic—all things considered.
There are 104 articles
Insights from 2015 IFAC Global SMP Survey: Size MattersThe 2015 IFAC Global SMP Survey indicates that changes in technology, globalization, competition, and regulation are together making business more and more complex.
by Antoni Gómez, Chairman of Auren & IFAC SMP Committee Member | May 16, 2016
Tapping into Pop Culture to Market Your Accounting FirmAccounting firms should think out-of-the-box and look at pop culture to brand their businesses, says Richard Shuback, Brand Steward at Richard Shuback, LLC.
by Richard Shuback, Brand Steward, Richard Shuback, LLC | May 4, 2016
Why Attend? The AICPA Practitioners Symposium and Tech+ ConferenceThe AICPA Practitioners Symposium and Tech+ Conference in June offers professional accountants, especially those in small- and medium-sized practices, opportunities to learn, network, and explore new ideas.
by Dawn McGeachy, Principal, Colby McGeachy Professional Corporation and Mats Olsson, IFAC SMP Committee Member and Partner, Adrian & Partners AB | May 2, 2016
Considering a Merger or Acquisition? What Problem Are You Looking to Solve?Accounting firms must understand the problems they are trying to solve before engaging in a merger or acquisition, says Joel Sinkin, an expert and President of Transition Advisors, LLC.
by Joel Sinkin, President, Transition Advisors, LLC | April 26, 2016
IFAC Global Survey Gives Insights into Challenges, Opportunities, Economic Health of Small- and Medium-Sized Accountancy Practices and their SME ClientsThis year has so far proven to be a difficult one for stock markets. Many indices are lower, some with double digit losses. The main culprit is economic uncertainty, triggered primarily by increasing concern over an economic slowdown in China, the
by Giancarlo Attolini, Chair, IFAC SMP Committee and Paul Thompson, Director, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs | April 19, 2016
News and Resources
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Save Time with These Productivity Hacks
American Institute of CPAs - March 3, 2017
App Watch on Abacus Next, AuditFile and TALK Accounting
Accounting Web - March 1, 2017
Blockchain: A New Hope, or Just Hype?
World Economic Forum - February 23, 2017
Artificial Intelligence Comes to Financial Statement Audits
CFO.com - February 21, 2017
Flexibility as a Retention Tool
Journal of Accountancy - February 16, 2017
The Rise of AI Makes Emotional Intelligence More Important
Harvard Business Review - February 15, 2017
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