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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. Read More
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Coopetition, where competition meets cooperation, is not new, but may be more pervasive as businesses seek innovative ways to capture customers' attention. Learn how firms can leverage coopetition to create efficiencies, save money and develop a more agile team.
4 Steps to Developing Professionals through Sponsorship
September 21, 2015 - AICPA Insights
Increasing the number of women and minorities in leadership roles is a priority for many firms. Learn how your firm or organization can develop a successful sponsorship program.
5 Ways CPAs Can Add Value in the Event of a Cybersecurity Attack
September 16, 2015 - AICPA Insights
CPAs are well equipped to strengthen the process and evaluate cybersecurity risks.
5 Misconceptions Small Business Clients Have about Risk
August 25, 2015 - AICPA Insights
When organizations, particularly small ones, search for ways to minimize risk, there is an opportunity for CPAs to provide value.
Ways you can bridge the gap between these generations in the workplace.
IT breaches are an unfortunate everyday occurrence. The proper IT security policies and procedures can help organizations minimize their exposure to these risks.
Here are five ideas on what your firm can do to develop a successful, forward-thinking approach to client engagement and problem-solving.