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Why I’m Going for the CPA

Caleb recently published a post posing the question, "What’s the Future of the CPA Brand?"

This question was prompted by some AICPA research showing that while the CPA brand still has a lot value, there’s a growing threat from non-CPA professionals who are providing specialized services outside the core services — tax, accounting, and audit — typically provided by CPAs.

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Tax Senior With Saltmarsh, Cleveland & Gund

Accountingfly's featured job this week is a Tax Senior with Saltmarsh, Cleveland & Gund in Tampa, Florida. Position: Tax SeniorLocation: Tampa, FLEmployer: Saltmarsh, Cleveland & GundRequirements: Bachelor's degree; 3+ years experience; CPA (CPA eligible or currently pursuing a CPA) Saltmarsh, Cleaveland & Gund is a well-established regional CPA firm with offices located in Pensacola, Fort […]

What Ludicrous Perk Should an Accounting Firm Offer Its Employees?

As you well know, the war for talent in the accounting profession is on like Donkey Kong’s flies on feces. Firms are pulling out all the stops to attract people, and their preferred tactic isn’t better working conditions or salaries, it’s perks! Whether it’s PwC’s tuition assistance, Grant Thornton’s unlimited PTO, DHG’s meditation room, or […]

Why Your Friends Don’t Want to Be Your Clients

You are an accounting professional. Unlike your friends with the title “vice president,” you actually earned your designation when you became certified. Your skills are portable. You can hang your shingle in any state, subject to your credentials being accepted. The term “accountant” covers many aspects of the profession.  Most newly minted CPAs work at […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Audit Supervisor With Atchley & Associates

Accountingfly's featured job this week is an Audit Supervisor with Atchley & Associates in Austin, Texas. Position: Audit SupervisorLocation: Austin, TXEmployer: Atchley & AssociatesRequirements: Bachelor's degree; 5-7 years experience; CPA license Atchley & Associates, LLP is a full-service, CPA firm, located in Austin, TX, offering attestation, tax, business consulting, accounting services, political campaign reporting and […]

Reminder: Accounting Firms Hire Lots of Women, Few of Them Become Partners

Here's a tweet from the AICPA Spring Council: #AICPAGC16 pic.twitter.com/jEORHCs8FZ — Pittelkow (@pittelkow) May 17, 2016 It's pretty remarkable that more than 55% of the recruits in 2000 were women. And I think it's equally remarkable that 15 years later, the number of women partner went down. And don't forget, even fewer of those women […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Tax Manager With Windham Brannon

Accountingfly's featured job this week is a Tax Manager with Windham Brannon in Atlanta, Georgia. Position: Tax ManagerLocation: Atlanta, GAEmployer: Windham BrannonRequirements: 5+ years experience; CPA license; prior experience supervising tax professionals Much more than a typical public accounting firm, Windham Brannon is committed to creating and sustaining a culture that supports employees in achieving […]

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The Importance of Creating a CPA Exam Study Schedule

Please enjoy this sponsored content from Gleim CPA Review. No matter why or when you intend to pass the CPA Exam, the best way to maintain your motivation is to establish a CPA Exam study schedule. The benefits of creating a CPA Exam study schedule are numerous, and the process is simple, so use this […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: YourBooks Bookkeeping Manager With Lurie, LLP

Accountingfly's featured job this week is an YourBooks Bookkeeping Manager with Lurie, LLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Position: YourBooks Bookkeeping ManagerLocation: Minneapolis, MNEmployer: Lurie, LLPRequirements: Bachelor's degree; 5+ years bookkeeping experience; CPA license preferred Lurie is a different kind of accounting firm, made great by our exceptional talent. We are fueled by the entrepreneurial spirit and […]

Hiring Watch ’16: IRS Enforcement

If you've read our suggestions on getting over post-busy season depression and are left wondering, "What if I just quit?" know that that is definitely still an option! Take a couple weeks, figure some things out and know that when you're ready to work again, the IRS will be here waiting for you: The Internal […]

How to Cope With Post-Busy Season Depression

When busy season ends, it takes time for many accountants to adjust to the 40ish-hour workweek again. For those of you who don't suffer from the martyrdom complex the return to a somewhat normal life is a welcome change. But for others, there are different feelings: @going_concern an article addressing getting out of post busy […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: International Senior Tax Manager With Armanino

Accountingfly's featured job this week is an International Senior Tax Manager with Armanino, LLP in San Jose, California. Position: International Senior Tax ManagerLocation: San Jose, CAEmployer: ArmaninoRequirements: 7+ years tax experience; CPA license in California; experience in international tax matters Armanino has the dynamic culture of a startup, with the stability and reputation of a […]

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How to Pass the CPA Exam Before 2017

Please enjoy this sponsored content from Gleim CPA Review. The recent release of the finalized changes to the 2017 CPA Exam has left many candidates feeling pressured to pass the current exam before the new version launches. Thankfully, with the additional testing days provided by the testing window extension and the official introduction of the […]

With So Many Smart Accountants Out There, Sometimes You Gotta Play Dumb

My Intermediate Accounting I professor was a quirky guy. He wore Adidas windpants and t-shirts to class, ate peppermint candies constantly and always complained about how hot it was, even in the dead of winter. A lot of students thought his idiosyncracies were unprofessional but they could not deny that performing well in his class […]

Your Average Millennial Probably Can’t Solve the Basic Accounting Equation

Are you feeling bad about yourself? Is it your looks? A crummy job? The lack of direction in your life? Professional failings? The sorry state of your personal balance sheet?  Don't fret! Well, at least about the personal balance sheet thing. Whenever you're feeling blue, just remember that most people under 35 don't even know […]

Accounting’s Bootstrapping Martyrdom Complex

Personal finance blogger Bridget Eastgaard coined the term Bootstrapping Millennial Martyr in her blog about the rhetoric about the Yelp Employee speaking out about her cost of living struggles. The Twitterverse was clearly in two camps: The bleeding heart lefties: "Poor thing, the employers should provide a living wage to all employees." AND The hardcore […]

Career Limiting Moves: Prospective PwC Intern Accused of Using ‘Sock Puppet’ Twitter Accounts to Tweet Bigoted Crap

Ed. note: Warning, there's some offensive language contained in this post.

Today in potential career limiting moves, we have a prospective PwC intern being accused of creating a bunch of “sock puppet” Twitter accounts to hurl bigoted tweets at high school football recruits.

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Senior Audit Accountant With Perkins & Co.

Accountingfly's featured job this week is a Senior Audit Accountant with Perkins & Co. in Portland, Oregon. Position: Senior Audit AccountantLocation: Portland, OREmployer: Perkins & Co.Requirements: Bachelor's degree; 3 years experience; CPA license preferred To work at Perkins & Co, you've got to be damn good. And if you're up to the challenge, we'll be […]

No One Ever Died From a Late Tax Return

Before flying to the US last month, there was a mad frenzy at work, as associates swarmed around trying to make sure their jobs got signed off before I left. Heaven forbid it wait a few weeks for my return.

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Learning About CPA Exam Changes From the AICPA

Please enjoy this sponsored content from Gleim CPA Review. Every spring, the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) hosts at their New York City headquarters the American Professional Accounting Certification Providers Association (APACPA) meeting. The APACPA is a trade organization for CPA Review providers such as Gleim CPA Review, and we faithfully participate in […]

These 1-Star Reviews of Accounting Firms Are The Saddest, Best

Vault put out its Accounting 50 today and shrug. It's fine if you like rankings and things. For me, the real gems are the employee reviews that are buried deep in the site. And, naturally, when I say "reviews" I'm talking about negative reviews. Now, it should be noted that the vast majority of the […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Staff Accountant With Sikich

Accountingfly's featured job this week is a Staff Accountant with Sikich, LLP in Springfield, Illinois. Position: Staff AccountantLocation: Springfield, ILEmployer: Sikich, LLPRequirements: Bachelor's degree; CPA eligibility; 0-2 years of experience Sikich is a nationally-ranked, Top 50 public accounting and consulting firm comprised of more than 600 employees. The firm's dynamic environment attracts top-notch employees who […]

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Webinar | The Better Side of Public Accounting: Picking The Best Place to Work

We once read a review of a happy CPA who loved the firm he worked for. He described that firm as “the better side of public accounting.” You deserve to work in a firm that would make you say that! Join Accountingfly CEO Jeff Phillips for a 60 minute webinar as he explains what characteristics […]

Double Threat: An Interview with an Accounting Graduate Who Went Straight Into Law School

Ed. note: This interview has been edited for length and clarity. Are you an accountant who's thinking about law school? We were curious about the transition from accounting into a legal career, so we found someone who could answer a few questions. GC caught up with Pamela Burneski, a second year law student at Michigan […]

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Webinar | How to Discreetly Find Your Next Great Career Opportunity

There’s never been a better job market for CPAs… literally. You are in high demand. But finding a job is a challenge. Are the best opportunities on job boards? How do you network without sending a signal to your employer that you’re looking? We know a thing or two about how to get this done! […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Tax Senior Manager With Ostrow, Reisin, Berk & Abrams

Accountingfly's featured job this week is a Tax Senior Manager with Ostrow, Reisin, Berk & Abrams in Chicago. Position: Tax Senior ManagerLocation: ChicagoEmployer: Ostrow, Reisin, Berk & Abrams (ORBA)Requirements: Bachelor's degree; 5 years experience; CPA (or currently pursuing CPA) Ostrow, Reisin, Berk & Abrams is a great alternative to the "Big Firms." A dynamic and […]

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Finalized Changes to the 2017 CPA Exam

Please enjoy this sponsored content from Gleim CPA Review. On April 4, the AICPA published a press release confirming the final details of the 2017 CPA Exam. These details included the official launch date of the next version of the exam, April 1, 2017, the new exam’s purpose and basis, some of the definite 2017 […]

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Meet This Firm: BiggsKofford

Meet This Firm is a series of video interviews featuring the best accounting employers across the United States for high performing accounting professionals and CPAs. Please enjoy this sponsored post courtesy of BiggsKofford, an Accountingfly Firm Partner. Contact Judy Schryver to learn more about firm partnerships. Ever Think About Going Mountain Biking Before Work? That’s […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Accounting Manager With 82nd Street Academics

Accountingfly's featured job this week is for a Accounting Manager with 82nd Street Academics in New York City. Position: Accounting ManagerLocation: New York CityEmployer: 82nd Street AcademicsRequirements: Bachelor's degree; 2-5 years experience; CMA certification 82nd Street Academics is a growing, academic organization that complements public education in New York City so that students, regardless of […]

Survey: Accountants Far Less Deserving of a Knuckle Sandwich Than Donald Trump

When confronted with the choice of whom taxpayers would most like to punch, a WalletHub survey found that only 1% choose an accountant (Donald Trump garnered 54%). That same survey found that nearly 20% of the respondents think accountants are overpriced and 5% believe they're a scam. So yeah, a few people might think you're […]

That Time an Accounting Firm Recruiter Told Me That My Personality Sucked

The only thing worse than sweating through your suitcoat in an interview? Not getting the job. The only thing worse than not getting the job? Getting a rejection letter. The only thing worse than that? Getting a four minute long voicemail from a Big 4 recruiter explaining that you didn't get the job because, “Yeah, […]

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2016 CPA Exam Testing Window Extension and Transitional Credit

Please enjoy this sponsored content from Gleim CPA Review. The next version of the CPA Exam will introduce a significant number of changes in 2017, and NASBA is anticipating an increase in candidates in 2016 due to those upcoming changes. Because of this uptick in demand, NASBA recently revealed two CPA Exam testing updates: a […]

4 Ideas to Help Accounting Firms Improve Their Marketing

Previously on Going Concern, I wrote a post called "Why Accountants Suck at Marketing." As a follow up, here are four simple ways accountants can do better. Don’t focus on the details of what you do Focus instead on how you make your clients more successful. I love this graphic (from the Intercom Blog). If […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Accounting Audit Manager, Healthcare with Mueller Prost

Accountingfly's featured job this week is for a Accounting Audit Manager with Mueller Prost in Irvine, California. Position: Accounting Audit ManagerLocation: Irvine, CaliforniaEmployer: Mueller ProstRequirements: CPA; 5-7 years public accounting experience; 2+ years experience in healthcare field in areas of PACE, CCCR or related type of senior living environment Mueller Prost PC has grown to […]

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The Format of the Next Version of the CPA Exam

Please enjoy this sponsored content from Gleim CPA Review. The AICPA has now revealed the structure of the next version of the CPA Exam, and candidates taking part or all of the CPA Exam after April 1, 2017, should use the latest details about the exam structure to plan effective study schedules and establish realistic […]

Accounting Talent Demanding Everything Shy of the Moon, Your First Born

There's an article over at the Journal of Accountancy on counteroffers that you can read it if you like, but we've covered the topic before and it's a pretty rare situation that you should ever accept one.

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CPA Exam Score Release Dates

Please enjoy this sponsored content from Gleim CPA Review. After months of studying for the CPA Exam, success boils down to one moment: the moment you receive your score. Your CPA Exam score determines whether all of your preparatory effort was effective, so you probably want to see your score as soon as you can. […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Virtual Senior Accountant with HPC

Accountingfly's featured job this week is for a Virtual Senior Accountant with HPC CPA. Position: Virtual Senior AccountantLocation: Anywhere!Employer: HPC CPARequirements: Bachelor's degree; 4-5 years experience (e-commerce experience a plus); proficient in cloud accounting technology; dedicated work space in your home Work anywhere there is Wi-Fi! HPC is trailblazing the way forward in cloud accounting […]

Sikich

Meet This Firm: Sikich LLP

Meet This Firm is a series of video interviews featuring the best accounting employers across the United States for high performing accounting professionals and CPAs. Please enjoy this sponsored post courtesy of Sikich LLP, an Accountingfly Firm Partner. Contact Judy Schryver to learn more about firm partnerships. Growth is the word at Sikich LLP, a leading […]

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Meet This Firm: Clark Nuber

Meet This Firm is a series of video interviews featuring the best accounting employers across the United States for high performing accounting professionals and CPAs. Please enjoy this sponsored post courtesy of Clark Nuber, an Accountingfly Firm Partner. Contact Judy Schryver to learn more about firm partnerships. Clark Nuber is an award-winning CPA and consulting […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Tax Manager With Lavine, Lofgren, Morris & Engelberg

Accountingfly's featured job this week is for a Tax Manager with Lavine, Lofgren, Morris & Engelberg, LLP in San Diego, California. Position: Tax ManagerLocation: San Diego, CaliforniaEmployer: Lavine, Lofgren, Morris & Engelberg, LLPRequirements: 8+ years experience; CPA; high level of technical proficiency in corporate, partnership, and individual returns Lavine, Lofgren, Morris & Engelberg, LLP is […]

Why Accountants Suck at Marketing

Ed. note: Today we welcome Blake Oliver as a contributor to Going Concern. We interviewed him last May after he sold his firm, Cloudsourced Accounting to HPC1where he now serves as Director of Technology and Marketing. Before all that, he majored in classical music and worked briefly as a freelance cellist in Los Angeles. You […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Senior Accountant, Tax & Audit With Greenberg, Rosenblatt, Kull & Bitsoli

Accountingfly's featured job this week is for a Senior Accountant, Tax & Audit with Greenberg, Rosenblatt, Kull & Bitsoli, P.C. in Worcester, Mass. Position: Senior Accountant, Tax & AuditLocation: Worcester, Mass.Employer: Greenberg, Rosenblatt, Kull & Bitsoli, P.C.Requirements: Bachelor's Degree; 2 years public accounting experience; CPA certification or CPA candidate Regional Firm, Big Firm Benefits. Greenberg, […]

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Webinar | Is a Remote Accounting Job Right For You?

Remote accounting work opportunities are rapidly increasing. Should you consider a remote accounting job? How can you tell if an employer is a great place to work remotely? Where can you find remote accounting opportunities? Bruce Phillips is CEO of HPC, a tech savvy cloud accounting firm that hires remote accountants. They hire accountants who […]

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Assemble the Superhero Weapons You Need to Overcome the Changing CPA Exam

So, the powers that be have called upon you to serve humanity as a defender of accounting justice. Though you may already be equipped with your accounting degree and relevant work experience, you have yet another formidable challenge to face before you can fulfill your destiny: the CPA Exam. A great shadow falls over your […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Senior Tax Accountant With Armanino

Accountingfly's featured job this week is for a Senior Tax Accountant with Armanino, LLP in San Jose, California. Position: Senior Tax AccountantLocation: San Jose, CaliforniaEmployer: Armanino, LLPRequirements: Bachelor's or Master's Degree; 3+ years experience preparing individual, partnership, corporate, real estate and trust returns; strong project management skills Armanino is not your typical CPA firm. They […]

Should Accounting Firms Offer Housing Stipends to Employees?

Over the last several months, we've noted some surprising shifts within the accounting profession, specifically around workplace flexibility and employee perks. Recently, we've seen Crowe Horwath announce both a "work anywhere (as long as your manager approves it)" and a "wear anything (as long as it's still professional and appropriate)"  policy. Fellow Chicago resident Baker Tilly announced a similar policy related to a more casual dress code. 

Are You Startup CFO Material?

I like this CFO article on finance chiefs who prefer startups. Had I not bailed on my accounting and finance career for the glamorous world of writing on the internet, I think I would've pursued this route. The reasons for preferring smaller companies offered by the CFOs in the article are what you would expect: […]

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Relocating? Here Are 6 Tips for Finding an Accounting Job in Your New City

Whatever the reason you’ve decided to relocate, once you decide to move, it is important that you check out the area: housing, culture, schools, public transportation, commute times—and job opportunities. Because of the storied talent shortage, most accountants will have a relatively easy time finding employment in their new city. Still, having a roadmap for […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Specialty Tax Accountant With Mueller Prost

Accountingfly's featured job this week is for a Specialty Tax Accountant with Mueller Prost PC in St. Louis, Missouri. Position: Specialty Tax AccountantLocation: St. Louis, MissouriEmployer: Mueller Prost PCRequirements: 3-5 years of experience; CPA; previous experience with manufacturing clients Mueller Prost PC has grown to become one of St. Louis, Missouri's leading CPA and business […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Audit Senior With Cornwell Jackson

Accountingfly's featured job this week is for an Audit Senior with Cornwell Jackson, PLLC in Dallas, Texas. Position: Audit SeniorLocation: Dallas, TexasEmployer: Cornwell Jackson, PLLCRequirements: 2-5 years of experience; excellent project management, analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills Cornwell Jackson, PLLC is a Dallas-based professional services firm. It is their mission to make a […]

DHG Can’t Give You Everyday Jeans, But Is Offering Meditation, Standing Desks

Today marks the beginning of the year of the monkey, but in the accounting profession, so far, 2016 has been the YEAR OF THE DENIM. Both Baker Tilly and Crowe Horwath have announced new policies allowing jeans on any day of the week and if you work at either firm, then you're probably excited. Not […]

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Meet This Firm: Squire, Lemkin + Company, LLP

Meet This Firm is a series of video interviews featuring the best accounting employers across the United States for high performing accounting professionals and CPAs. Please enjoy this sponsored post courtesy of Squire, Lemkin + Company, LLP, an Accountingfly Firm Partner. Contact Judy Schryver to learn more about firm partnerships. Open communications, a warm family […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Accounting Audit Supervisor With PBMares

Accountingfly's featured job this week is for an Accounting Audit Supervisor with PBMares in Baltimore, Maryland. Position: Accounting Audit SupervisorLocation: Baltimore, MarylandEmployer: PBMaresRequirements: Bachelor's degree, 3-5 years of experience; CPA; nonprofit and employee benefit plan audit experience PBMares is a leading regional accounting and business consulting firm serving the Mid Atlantic, as well as specialty […]

What’s the Current State of Work-Life Balance in the Accounting Profession?

Five years ago, the New York Times published an article called "Flex Time Flourishes in the Accounting Industry." It boasted about how well the firms foster work-life balance within the culture. Good on you, New York Times, except that many who work in public accounting firms tend to disagree. As GC told you then, the […]

Should More Accounting Firms Implement ‘Work Anywhere’ Policies?

Last week, we learned that Crowe Horwath would be implementing two new policies: "What to Wear," a perma-jeans dress code for anyone working in the office and not meeting with clients and "Where to Work," which would allow people to work from "wherever it's convenient and they're most productive."  Although the idea of rocking a […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Tax Manager With Windham Brannon

Accountingfly's featured job this week is for a Tax Manager with Windham Brannon in Atlanta, Georgia. Position: Tax ManagerLocation: Atlanta, GeorgiaEmployer: Windham BrannonRequirements: 5+ years of experience; CPA; prior experience supervising tax professionals on a project or engagement basis Windham Brannon is committed to creating and sustaining a culture that supports employees in achieving their […]

You’ll Like This: A Conversation With Facebook Controller Matt Banks

Earlier this month we crowdsourced some questions from you for our interview with Facebook Controller, Matt Banks. As we mentioned then, Matt is responsible for managing all aspects of the company’s North American revenue accounting operations, general ledger and consolidation teams. He is also responsible for helping set global accounting policy and managing the company’s […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Senior Accountant With Kelling, Bocovich & Co.

Accountingfly's featured job this week is for a Senior Accountant with Kelling, Bocovich & Co. in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Position: Senior AccountantLocation: Minneapolis, MinnesotaEmployer: Kelling, Bocovich & Co.Requirements:   3+ years of experience; CPA Founded in 1986, Kelling, Bocovich & Co. provides full-service accounting, tax, and consulting solutions for individuals and businesses in the Twin Cities and […]

I Am a Millennial Accountant, and I Hate Accounting

Remember six months ago when I introduced my concept of the Accountapocalypse? We talked about offshoring, and the Rise of the Lifestyle Accountant. Your comments were both hilarious and thought provoking.

Stop Doing Other People’s Work Because It Saves Time

My senior had the worst life when I was on his team. I interrupted him every two seconds with one question after another…

In 2016, The War Rages On for All the Management Accountants

Ever since the CGMA hit the scene, we've all been subjected to the campaign blitz by the AICPA and CIMA to convince everyone that the CGMA is the fairest management accounting credential in all the land. It was cute in those early days because you could mail in a form, pay a fee and get […]

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Meet This Firm: BlumShapiro

Meet This Firm is a series of video interviews featuring the best accounting employers across the United States for high performing accounting professionals and CPAs. Please enjoy this sponsored post courtesy of BlumShapiro, an Accountingfly Firm Partner. Contact Judy Schryver to learn more about firm partnerships. BlumShapiro is the largest regional accounting, tax and business […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Senior Accountant With Hunt, Spillman and Associates

Accountingfly's featured job this week is for a Senior Accountant with Hunt, Spillman and Associates, PC in Fort Collins, Colorado. Position: Senior AccountantLocation: Fort Collins, ColoradoEmployer: Hunt, Spillman and Associates, PCRequirements:  2+ years of experience; CPA; familiarity with current tax laws and experience working with high net worth clients. Hunt, Spillman and Associates, PC is […]

An Introvert’s Guide to Surviving Team Lunches

According to Accounting Today, “Accountants secretly yearn to lunch with coworkers.” As an introverted accountant, I respectfully disagree. The only thing I “secretly yearn” for lunch-wise is a quiet half hour alone with my food. Team lunches make me feel awkward and uncomfortable, and I often think to myself “Why should I even bother?” Unfortunately […]

Unhappy Accountants: Go Get a 10% Raise

Are you sick of your job? Overworked? Unappreciated? Disrespected? Micromanaged? Ignored? Underdeveloped? Harassed? Thinking to yourself, "I don't get paid enough for this shit"?  Well, you're right! You can totally go somewhere else and experience the exact same thing for 10% more than you're earning now: Businesses are vying for accountants, financial reporters and data […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Senior Audit Accountant With Squire, Lemkin + Company

Accountingfly's featured job this week is for a Senior Audit Accountant with Squire, Lemkin + Company LLP in Rockville, Maryland. Position: Senior Audit AccountantLocation: Rockville, MarylandEmployer: Squire, Lemkin + Company LLPRequirements: 2-5 years of experience, nonprofit experience preferred; Bachelor's degree; CPA or preparing to sit for exam. Squire, Lemkin + Company LLP is a growing […]

Adam Shay CPA

Meet This Firm: Adam Shay CPA

Meet This Firm is a series of video interviews featuring the best accounting employers across the United States for high performing accounting professionals and CPAs. Please enjoy this sponsored post courtesy of Adam Shay CPA, an Accountingfly Firm Partner. Contact Judy Schryver to learn more about firm partnerships. Adam Shay CPA, PLLC wants Tax Accountants […]

New Year’s Resolutions That Will Make Busy Season Less Awful

Happy New Year, y'all! I spent New Year's Eve watching my beloved Michigan State Spartans lose the Cotton Bowl and compiling a list of resolutions so we can kick off Busy Season 2016 right! You should be able to keep these going for at least a week or so. Learn something sweet in Excel –- […]

Auto Supplies, a Condescending Partner and Chick-fil-A: An Inventory Count Horror Story

What is the worst inventory observation you’ve ever done? My coworker once counted grain and had to scale the enormous storage vat and look down into it. That wouldn’t work for me. I harbor a pathological fear of falling into one of those things, suffocating among the wheat shafts, and winding up ground into a box of breakfast cereal. (I had a damaged childhood, okay?)

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Senior Tax Accountant With KHA Accountants & Advisors

Accountingfly's featured job this week is for a Senior Tax Accountant with KHA Accountants & Advisors, PC in Dallas, Texas. Position: Senior Tax AccountantLocation: Dallas, TexasEmployer: KHA Accountants & Advisors, PCRequirements: 2 years of experience; Bachelor's degree; CPA KHA is an AICPA G400 Major Firms member. They are a fast-paced, growing firm that respects work/life […]

Atchley & Associates

Meet This Firm: Atchley & Associates

Meet This Firm is a series of video interviews featuring the best accounting employers across the United States for high performing accounting professionals and CPAs. Please enjoy this sponsored post courtesy of Atchley & Associates, an Accountingfly Firm Partner. Contact Judy Schryver to learn more about firm partnerships. Atchley & Associates, LLP is a full-service, […]

Not Even ISIS Immune to Shortage of Accounting and Finance Talent

I think your career would have to be in very, very bad shape to consider a position with a blood thirsty terrorist organization, but they do have some recent openings: Colonel Steve Warren, spokesman for the US-led coalition, said that a November air strike had killed Abu Salah who he described as “one of the […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Senior Accountant With Lurie, LLP

Accountingfly's featured job this week is for a Senior Accountant with Lurie, LLP's Entrepreneurial Service Group in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Position: Senior AccountantLocation: Minneapolis, MinnesotaEmployer: Lurie, LLPRequirements: 2-6 years of experience; Bachelor's or Master's degree; CPA license Taking an active role in the community. Serving clients from start-up through succession. Forging ahead with an entrepreneurial spirit. […]

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Meet This Firm: Lurie, LLP

Meet This Firm is a series of video interviews featuring the best accounting employers across the United States for high performing accounting professionals and CPAs. Please enjoy this sponsored post courtesy of Lurie, LLP, an Accountingfly Firm Partner. Contact Judy Schryver to learn more about firm partnerships. There’s public. There’s private. And then there’s Lurie. […]

Accountants Need Skills, But Which Ones? A Conversation With BYU Professor David Wood

This past year, the skills of accountants (or lack thereof) have been a topic of intense debate. Employers of all kinds lament that the talent pool is lacking in several areas. Skills such as leadership, critical thinking, communication, are all in-demand as are science, technology, engineering and math. Not to mention the fact that most […]

Accounting Firms Should Get Rid of Managers

Hey look, no one wants to be a manager. That's not too surprising. Managing is a thankless job. Just ask any manager. It's why when we think of managers we think about Lumberg from Office Space. People still want to be promoted, naturally, but it is kinda silly to promote someone to a job they […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Valuation Manager With Pershing Yoakley & Associates

Accountingfly's featured job this week is for a Valuation Manager/Senior Manager with Pershing Yoakley & Associates in Kansas City, Missouri. Position: Valuation Manager/Senior ManagerLocation: Kansas City, MissouriEmployer: Pershing Yoakley & Associates.Requirements: 5+ years of experience; Bachelor's degree; CFA, ASA, CPA, MBA or other advanced healthcare credential Pershing Yoakley & Associates (PYA) is a full-service public […]

And Now, Your Chicago Area Accounting Jobs vs. Law Jobs Update

For those of you scoring at home, Crain's Claire Bushey reports that Cook County added 1,393 accounting, tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll services jobs in 2015 while it lost 92 jobs in law. The total headcount is now stands at Legal: 37,657, Accounting: 31,488. I think we can reasonably assume that the accounting numbers will […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Senior Tax Accountant With Adam Shay CPA

Accountingfly's featured job this week is for a Senior Tax Accountant with Adam Shay CPA, PLLC in Wilmington, North Carolina. Position: Senior Tax AccountantLocation: Wilmington, North CarolinaEmployer: Adam Shay CPA, PLLCRequirements:   2-5 years of experience; CPA; tech savvy; sense of humor Adam Shay CPA is a forward thinking, technology-driven firm that serves clients across the […]

Let’s Discuss: Non-Equity Partners in Accounting Firms

If you have career aspirations to be a partner at an accounting firm, achieving the status of a "non-equity partner" might not be what you had in mind. The whole point of being a partner, I think, is the opportunity to have some skin in the game. Yes, you also have a say on how […]

Let’s Enjoy Some Intern Reviews of Various Accounting Firms

Vault ranks lots of employers and this week they dropped their 50 top internships for 2016. There are lots of accounting firms on this list, so many it's almost unbelievable considering Vault invited more than 600 employers to participate. Here are all the firms that were list: Elliott Davis Decosimo (2) Plante Moran (6) Moss […]

Hiring Watch ’15: Accounting Firm IT Departments

A recent survey from Information Technology Alliance found that accounting firms are almost as desperate for IT people as they are accountants:   “The demand for qualified IT staff within accounting firms is at an all-time high across the accounting industry,” said John Bowles, chief information officer for Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP in Charlotte, North […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Director of Accounting Operations With Twoheads Partners

Accountingfly's featured job this week is for an Director of Accounting Operations at Twoheads Partners in Cincinnati, Ohio. Position: Director of Accounting OperationsLocation: Cincinnati, OhioEmployer: Twoheads PartnersRequirements:  2-5 years of experience; CPA Twoheads is a progressive, technology-leading provider of outsourced accounting and advisory services for entrepreneurs. They operate with a transformative and innovative approach and […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Accounting Tax Manager With Sikich, LLP

Accountingfly's featured job this week is for an Accounting Tax Manager with Sikich, LLP in Naperville, Illinois. Position: Accounting Tax ManagerLocation: Naperville, IllinoisEmployer: Sikich, LLPRequirements: 7+ years of experience; BA/BS degree (MST degree preferred); CPA (or working towards) Sikich LLP is a nationally-ranked, Top 50 public accounting and consulting firm comprised of more than 400 […]

KHA Accountants and Advisors

Meet This Firm: KHA Accountants and Advisors, PC

Meet This Firm is a series of video interviews featuring the best accounting employers across the United States for high performing accounting professionals and CPAs. Please enjoy this sponsored post courtesy of KHA Accountants and Advisors, PC, an Accountingfly Firm Partner. Contact Judy Schryver to learn more about firm partnerships. With offices in Flower Mound […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Assurance Manager With Lurie, LLP

Accountingfly's featured job this week is for an Assurance Manager in Minneapolis, Minnesota with Lurie, LLP. Position: Assurance ManagerLocation: Minneapolis, MinnesotaEmployer: Lurie, LLPRequirements:   4-6 years of experience; CPA license; SEC experience preferred Taking an active role in the community. Serving clients from start-up through succession. Providing the right services to the right people. Forging ahead […]

Survey: Performance Reviews Cause Millennials to Complain, Curse, Cry

A survey from HR service provider TriNet found that performance reviews cause all kinds of negative reactions from Millennials. I know, I can hardly believe it myself. Here's the rundown: 62% felt “blindsided” by a performance review. 74% feel “in the dark” about how their managers and peers think they’re performing. 47% feel that receiving […]

Learning From Andersen: Opportunities and Pitfalls in a Long-Term Audit Career With the Big 4

Does anyone remember –- or care about -– the collapse of Arthur Andersen back in 2002? If recalled, what lessons might it have for young professionals taking serious stock of their career choices?

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Senior Assurance Accountant With Lurie, LLP

Accountingfly's featured job this week is for a Senior Assurance Accountant in Minneapolis, Minnesota with Lurie, LLP. Position: Senior Assurance AccountantLocation: Minneapolis, MinnesotaEmployer: Lurie, LLPRequirements:  BS/BA required; Masters Degree preferred; 3+ years of Audit experience Taking an active role in our community. Serving clients from start-up through succession. Providing the right services to the right […]

It’s Time for the Accounting Profession to Get Serious About Mental Illness

I had a panic attack last night. I lost my breath. My lips went numb. My teeth clacked. My body shivered. I couldn't stop, and I felt the most overwhelming pit of despair somewhere inside my rib cage. The whole thing lasted about half an hour, and I spent that half hour choking and sobbing, […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Audit & Tax Associate With CBIZ

Accountingfly's featured job this week is for an Audit & Tax Associate in Kansas City, Missouri. Position: Audit & Tax AssociateLocation: Kansas City, MissouriEmployer: CBIZ, Inc.Requirements: Bachelor's degree; Master's degree preferred; CPA eligible Top ten national firm CBIZ, Inc. is a young, vibrant and growing accounting practice looking for you to make a mark on […]

Six Percent of People Looking for Talent Not Sure What All the Complaining Is About

This dropped in my inbox today. It's screengrab from an AICPA monthly newsletter called BusIndNews and it's "For CPAs in Business, Industry, Not-for-Profit and Government." Get it? It's called BusIndNews because…oh, forget it, just look at this: No, this isn't Pew Research, but it is interesting that roughly 10% of these CPAs "in Business, Industry, […]

Learn All About Being a PCAOB Inspector From the Director Inspections

Awhile back, we solicited questions from you all about what a career at the PCAOB as inspector might be like. It took some time (I blame myself!) but we've managed to get our interview with Helen Munter, the PCAOB's Director of Registration and Inspections pulled together. First, some housekeeping: The Board video-recorded this interview between […]

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Webinar | Creating Your Personal Brand

Do people know you as an accounting professional when they hear your name? Are you curious about how to define, grow and manage your personal brand? As you aim to advance your career, you will want to give thought to your brand and then foster it continually in everything you do. Personal branding is not […]

Will the CPA Exam Become Optional?

I'm catching up on my reading and lo and behold, here's another CHANGE IN ACCOUNTING IS SO FAST article. It's only been [counts fingers] a few weeks since we last touched on the topic, but we can't waste a good crisis, can we? No, we cannot. This particular piece is based on a speech by […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Virtual Senior Tax Accountant at HPC

Accountingfly's featured job this week is for a Virtual Senior Tax Accountant position with HPC in Denver, Colorado. Position: Virtual Senior Tax AccountantLocation: Denver, ColoradoEmployer: HPCRequirements: 3-5 years of experience; flexible; resourceful; tech-savvy HPC is trailblazing the way forward in cloud accounting and advisory services. They offer a fun, fast-paced and inspiring work environment. Click […]

Catching Clouds

Meet This Firm: Catching Clouds

Meet This Firm is a series of video interviews featuring the best accounting employers across the United States for high performing accounting professionals and CPAs. Please enjoy this sponsored post courtesy of Catching Clouds, an Accountingfly Firm Partner. Contact Judy Schryver to learn more about firm partnerships. This interview features Catching Clouds, a Colorado-based e-commerce accounting […]

McGladrey’s HR Department Is Interested in Relationships with Minors

Have you heard? The accounting profession is in crisis. The unemployment rate for accountants is at 2.2 percent, making it almost impossible for a licensed CPA to collect unemployment; and baby boomers are retiring like Brett Farve in 2006 and 2008 and 2009 and 2010, which means that younger CPAs are going to get promoted […]

The Rise of the Lifestyle Accountant

You probably spat out your cornflakes reading this. I know I would. Like you, I clock a pretty standard 80 – 100 work week. I look at my friends who work 40 hours a week who complain about 5 hours overtime like this: I have a friend who, like me he worked in public, then […]