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All Linkslinks posted by ifacsmpcommitteeUpdated: 15 hours 20 min agoBlake Christian, CPA explains how staff and managers are key to your ultimate success in executing that plan, which probably includes some combination of enhanced services, revenue growth, and improved client relations and quality control. Now is the time to get your employees on board with your 2014 plans.Chris Cantwell, Technical Manager ICAEW Audit and Assurance Faculty gives a webinar offereing guidance on the practicalities of group audits.The Information Management and Technology Assurance Section's "Top 10 Tips for CPAs Performing a Service Organization Control Engagement" white paper offers tips as an initial guide for accounting professionals addressing matters that may arise when performing SOC engagements.In response to a regular stream of queries Simon Hurst of The Knowledge Base sets out to catalogue the software and systems needed to equip a practice.Gary Adamson writes about the changes in valuations and process that we really need to be aware of. Citing some of the best practices.This is the final article in a series of four presented by John O’Donnell, ICAEW Practice Consultant, exploring the different ways in which you might consider structuring your practice to make it as effective as possible and achieve your objectives.We work in a global economy, and UK accountancy firms are well positioned to take advantage of foreign business. But how, asks Peter Bartram, do you go about selling your services overseas?Alice Tan, Manager, Technical Standards Development and Advisory Department, ICPAS writes about how the recent global trend shows that more and more small and medium-sized entities (SMEs) are exempt from audit requirements.Stefan Töpfer gives advice on how ‘As a business owner your top priority is to generate business’, he says. Don’t waste your time pursuing any other goals.This article’s approach engenders this SME emphasis and examines financial, strategic, development techniques widely used across smaller businesses internationally.News article highlights findings from Kansas State studySharon Letcher, CPA Author of Save Wisely, Spend Happily speaks about how setting realistic financial goals is a key part of successfully managing money.Steve Collings takes a look at 10 of the most common pitfalls flagged up by file reviewers and the professional bodies which auditors should try to avoid.ICAEW Business Advice service write about 4 the key lessons from successful entrepreneursBecky Livingston explains the five-step process for increasing lead generation with a single blog post.Sara Beckett Ference, CPA explains in this article how CPAs also must be independent in appearance as well—a requirement detailed in various professional guidelines, including the AICPA Code of Professional Conduct.Article explains how of all the issues that impact on practice profitability, pricing has the biggest effect.Accounting firm management consultant Jay Nisberg describes how CPA firms can find out which services their clients are willing to pay more fees for by conducting client satisfaction surveys.Video advice given from SmallBizTrends.com on the five ways to survive a cash flow slump.Lee Frederiksen, Ph.D.explains how Knowing the ins and outs of these five concepts (Get the Strategy Right, Create, Promote, Nurture & Convert, Analyze & Adjust) can help CPA firms accelerate growth and profitability.
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