How to manage procrastinators on your staff | Make attest engagements more profitable | 4 ways to optimize retirement savings
June 15, 2018
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How to manage procrastinators on your staff
Leaders might be tempted to fire employees who procrastinate, but this means letting go of otherwise talented individuals. Instead, try these seven tips for managing procrastinators.
Strategy+Business online (free registration) (6/12) 
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What is your top tax compliance concern?
Tax return compliance can be a constant, fast-paced cycle of keeping up-to-date and answering tough questions. How can you provide more value to your clients, feel confident in the information you're giving, and find the time to grow your firm? Take the quiz and find out >
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Make attest engagements more profitable
Better planning and more efficient processes and procedures can help accountants, auditors and firms gain more profit from attest engagements, consultant Alan Anderson, CPA, said at the AICPA ENGAGE 2018 conference.
Journal of Accountancy online (6/14) 
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6 steps to accounting automation success
For firms embracing the automation age, artificial intelligence requires smart thinking and human wisdom, Boomer Consulting's Arianna Campbell and Marc Staut said at the AICPA ENGAGE 2018 conference.
Journal of Accountancy online (6/14) 
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Guide to the Nonprofit Budget Review Process
Your budget needs to be continuously monitored, assessed, and revised throughout the year to keep your nonprofit running smoothly. Our guide, Nonprofit Budget Checkup, covers exactly what your finance team needs to keep your budget up-to-date and you focused on your mission. Download Now!
Financial Focus
4 ways to optimize retirement savings
Four tips might help maximize money available in retirement. These include treating retirement savings like a business and focusing on income, rather than assets.
Forbes (6/13) 
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Upcoming AICPA Webcasts
Tax Reform Readiness (6/19), FASB ASC 606 Revenue Recognition: Software Entities (6/21), Getting to the Heart of Tax Reform (6/25), NFP Financial Storytelling (6/27), FASB ASC 606 Revenue Recognition: Telecommunications Entities (6/28). See the complete AICPA webcast calendar.
Tax Spotlight
Stellar tax professionals: How to recruit, retain and develop them
As competition among firms increases, find out from practitioners how to get the best staff members and keep them.
The Tax Adviser (6/2018) 
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Small firms, we have valuable tools for you
The small firm hub contains free, informative tools designed to address challenges and help you meet your clients' needs. From strategic planning and technical guidance to human resources best practices, we’ve got you covered.
Career Development
Getting along with different personalities at work
Introverts and extroverts have different work styles. Learn about each group's preferences for collaboration, communication and idea generation to improve relationships with co-workers.
Journal of Accountancy online (6/14) 
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Why and how to create great content at work
Creating content can be a great way to make a name for yourself on the job. CPA and blogger Chris Wittich shares his best advice for getting started.
Journal of Accountancy online (6/14) 
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Technology provides benefits, risks for accounting profession
Technology offers great benefits to the accounting profession, such as the potential to automate rote tasks. However, these advances create risk that needs to be managed properly.
Accountancy Age (London) (tiered subscription model) (6/14) 
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Policy & Regulatory
Ether transactions not securities deals, SEC official says
Transactions involving the cryptocurrency ether "are not securities transactions," says William Hinman, head of the Division of Corporation Finance at the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Bloomberg (tiered subscription model) (6/14) 
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Market Update
ECB plan to end bond buying lifts European stocks
European stocks rose Thursday after the European Central Bank announced a plan to end bond buying by year-end and to hold interest rates for more than a year. The STOXX Europe 600 index had the best day on a percentage basis since April.
CNBC (6/14),  MarketWatch (6/14) 
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The Money Doctor is in
360 Degrees of Financial Literacy provides a public service, Ask the Money Doctor, that helps consumers with basic financial planning issues. If you know people who might benefit from this free resource, direct them to ask the Money Doctor a question.
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The key to growing your organization to the next level
Are you responsible for presenting financial information to your organization? It's important to find impactful ways to communicate your financial information simply and easily. Sign up for "Financial Storytelling: The Key in Growing Your Organization to the Next Level," a webcast June 28, and learn how to bring financial information to life for your clients.
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