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Despite all the unpredictability in 2016, the accounting profession was still fairly optimistic—all things considered.
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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, Past Chair, IFAC SMP Committee and Paul Thompson, Director, European Federation of Accountants and Auditors for SMEs | April 19, 2016
The Future of the Accountancy Profession: Continuation or Transformation?What forces will impact the accountancy profession in the future? Daniel Susskind, co-author of The Future of the Professions , uses groundbreaking research on technological change to consider two different paths forward
by Daniel Susskind, Economist, Author, & Lecturer, Balliol College, University of Oxford | April 5, 2016
How Accounting Firms Can Maximize Marketing in the Digital AgeRichard Shuback, Brand Steward at Richard Shuback, LLC., says accounting firms should consider several key factors when designing logos in the Digital Age.
by Richard Shuback, Brand Steward, Richard Shuback, LLC | April 4, 2016
News and Resources
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Big Data and Analytics–What’s New?
Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales - April 7, 2017
Our Future Together Industry Perspectives: Future of Professional Learning and Entrepreneurship
Institute of Singapore Chartered Accountants - April 5, 2017
2016 IFAC Global SMP Survey Report & Summary
IFAC - April 5, 2017
Technology Can Reinforce the Global Divide. Let’s Use it to Bridge the Gap
World Economic Forum - April 3, 2017
9 Tips for Being More Responsive to Clients
Journal of Accountancy - March 29, 2017
Accountants and Tech: A Game Changer?
Strategic Finance - March 27, 2017
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