September 20, 2018

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Switching Careers? Building the One You Have? Why Accounting is the Answer

Maybe you’ve decided it’s time to switch to a new career. Or maybe you just need to upgrade within your current company or industry. Either way, you’re looking to make a move that will provide you with opportunities to advance and enough potential to keep you satisfied. >> Download our guide “The Career Switcher’s Checklist” […]

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How Accounting Firm Aprio Helped an Employee Make Partner at 32

The road to making partner at an accounting firm is often a long one. It generally takes about 10 to 15 years for a CPA to get to partner, so most accountants won’t receive an offer until their late 30s or even early 40s–if they ever get one at all. But at some firms, fast […]

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How a Graduate Degree in Accounting Really Pays Off

You’ve decided that graduate school is the best way to bolster your resume, expand your career options, and, perhaps, move up the corporate ladder. Now what? The list of potential graduate degrees can seem intimidating – MAC, MBA, JD, MS, and more. How do you find the degree that makes sense to you financially and […]

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Escaping the Dungeon: The Hottest Accounting Jobs for Q3 2018

We know a lot of you are in the dungeon. You’re working at one of the Big 4 or another public accounting firm, chained to your desk for 60 to 80 hours a week, performing menial tasks for clients you’ve never met and never will meet. Your creativity is stifled; your input ignored. But it […]

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Get an Accounting Job with Startup Perks–Minus the Startup Risks

Looking for a job in the accounting field where you’ll get to interact with a wide variety of clients, gain a foothold in the ever-expanding tech market, and enjoy the benefits of a startup lifestyle without the fears of working for an unstable company? If that sounds appealing, FloQast may have a position for you. […]

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Midsize Firms Are Stepping Up Their International Game to Compete with the Big 4

Globalization has reached a saturation point. For small and midsize accounting firms, the question of expanding internationally is not one of if, but when. Many firms have responded to the challenge, creating international capabilities that in some ways equal or even surpass that of the Big 4. A world of opportunity A 2016 survey by […]

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What Is a Homebuilder, and Why Should Accountants Work For One?

I’m interviewing Megan Scheiderich, director of internal audit at PulteGroup. If you didn’t know, PulteGroup is one of the world’s largest and most prestigious homebuilders. So I have to open the interview with THE question. One of those questions you dread asking because the answer is so obvious and self-evident. But you have to ask […]

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Does the Big 4 Value the CMA Certification?

When talking about certifications prized by the Big 4, everyone sounds like a broken record: the CPA, the CPA, the CPA, and just to mix it up, sometimes they mention THE CPA. Is there any other certification that Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Ernst and Young (EY), and KPMG find appealing? What about the CMA, another one […]

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Why a Top 50 CPA Firm Just Acquired a Cloud Accounting Firm

The march toward proliferation of cloud accounting across the industry has taken another step. To meet the growing demand by global clients for anytime, anywhere access to financial information, Aprio, LLP, a full-service, CPA-led business advisory firm, has entered into an agreement to acquire HPC, a technology-driven, cloud-based accounting firm with a global footprint. We […]

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Whitepaper: The Definitive Guide to Effective Close Management

Have you ever heard a month-end-close story with a happy ending? Yeah, that’s a negative for us too, or at least it was until we met our friends at FloQast. What was once a source of frustration is now so much easier thanks to their helpful guide on the subject. You must think we’re lying. […]

Why I Have a Strictly Remote Workforce

In 2012, I started an accounting firm, although I didn’t realize that I was starting an accounting firm at the time. I was merely working under contract for a few businesses in the New Orleans area; as I got busier, I started to add help, and voila, Aguillard Accounting was born.

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No Matter the Timeline, Controllers and Their Teams Must Be Ready When the IPO Window Opens

Well, looky there, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. In a perfect world, a private company that is planning to go public would take 12 to 24 months before the initial public offering launch date to make sure all of its i’s are dotted and t’s are crossed. But the world we live in ain’t perfect, and certain factors […]

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The Penny Harvest: Accounting Skills Making a Difference

Accounting skills are helping the kids in After-School All Stars in Columbus, Ohio, turn a profit for local charities…and helping the organization’s director of operations maximize resources. Young students in Columbus, Ohio, are making a difference in their community, one penny at a time. By learning and applying basic business and accounting skills, the children […]

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Everything You Wanted to Know About Internal Audit (But Were Afraid to Ask)

If you’d asked me for the definition of internal audit a few months ago, I would have guessed it was some sort of self-help cleansing ritual involving crystals and quinoa. You know, the type of exercise where afterward you annoy all your friends by telling them how mindful and present you are now. And they […]

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Believe It or Not, There Are Global Accounting Firms Out There Without the Big 4 Baggage

There’s a lot to be said for the small town, local accounting firm. It’s intimate, it’s friendly, and it’s safe. But if you want to join this ‘global economy’ people never seem to shut up about, you need to set your sights higher. Even medium-sized firms may not offer the resources and opportunities you need […]

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Featured Job of the Week: Senior Cloud Accountant with Bookkeeper360 in Woodbury, N.Y.

Our featured job this week is a Senior Cloud Accountant with Bookkeeper 360 in Woodbury, N.Y. Position: Senior Cloud Accountant Location: Woodbury, N.Y. Employer: Bookkeeper360 Requirements: This job requires daily time and teamwork in our office. You must be within easy commuting distance of our office, located in Woodbury, N.Y.; 5 years of accounting experience […]

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Featured Job of the Week: Finance and Operations Analyst with Incandescent in New York

Our featured job this week is a Finance and Operations Analyst with Incandescent in New York, N.Y. Position: Finance and Operations Analyst Location: New York, N.Y. Employer: Incandescent Requirements: The right candidate will have 1-2 years of professional experience; experience with a fast-paced startup team, office management, business operations or finance would be relevant, but […]

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How a Career in Cloud Accounting Can Change Your Life

Getting your first accounting job out of school – whether at a Big 4 firm or elsewhere – is exciting. As with any career path, however, there often comes a point when it’s time to explore other options, perhaps to advance your career, or to expand your skill set, or simply for the sake of […]

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Webinar: 5 Strategies for Streamlining Reconciliations in Excel

Hey there, accounting brethren. If you’ve emerged from your version of busy season unscathed and would like to squeeze in a little personal development, we recommend this free on demand webinar from our friends at FloQast: “5 Strategies for Streamlining Reconciliations in Excel.” It’s amazing how much time is wasted within accounting teams due to […]

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Featured Job of the Week: Audit Manager with BHLF in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Our featured job this week is a Audit Manager with BHLF, LLP in Walnut Creek, Calif. Position: Audit Manager Location: Walnut Creek, Calif. Employer: BHLF, LLP Requirements: Minimum of 5 years of public accounting experience; Bachelor’s degree; CPA License required; Strong mentoring/coaching capabilities; Highly organized, able to prioritize tasks, and responsive; Strong communication and customer service […]

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Survey: What Are Your Experiences with the Month-End Close?

Hello, friends and readers of Going Concern. Today marks the official end of the spring tax season, and the unofficial end to busy season, so congratulations to all of you who survived with your sanity, dignity, and ideal body weight intact. Really, high praise if you got two out of three, and respect if you […]

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Hear How Malaysian Money Illegally Financed a Hollywood Movie at the ACFE Global Fraud Conference

Clare Rewcastle Brown was in Malaysia investigating deforestation when she uncovered a corruption scandal that would lead her to Hollywood, the U.S. government, Las Vegas, diamond jewelry, rare art, and more.. 1MDB, Malaysia’s sovereign wealth fund, was set up to stimulate the country’s economy. Instead, it became a personal bank account for the country’s elite. […]

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A 2018 Refresh: The CPA Exam User Experience Reno

Along with a series of other 2018 CPA Exam changes that will make the testing experience easier for CPA candidates, the latest version of the exam will feature a redesigned CPA Exam user experience (UX) for virtually all interfaces. The AICPA is demolishing the outdated look it’s had for so long and introducing a more […]

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Knocking Down the Walls of the CPA Exam

Along with a series of other 2018 CPA Exam changes that will make the testing experience easier for CPA candidates, the latest version of the exam will feature a redesigned CPA Exam user experience (UX) for virtually all interfaces. The AICPA is demolishing the outdated look it’s had for so long and introducing a more […]

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Featured Job of the Week: Tax Manager with Edwards, Largay Mihaylo & Co in Phoenix, Ariz.

Our featured job this week is a Tax Manager with Edwards, Largay Mihaylo & Co in Phoenix, Ariz. Position: Tax Manager Location: Phoenix, Ariz. Employer: Edwards, Largay Mihaylo & Co Requirements: 7-year experienced Tax Manager; well rounded not just in tax, but also experience doing reviews and compilations; a good accountant; gold star if you want […]

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Controllers Say AI and Blockchain on the Cusp of Transforming SOX Compliance

When asked whether artificial intelligence and blockchain will play a role in accounting and finance teams’ Sarbanes-Oxley compliance efforts in the near future, Brian Christensen said, without hesitation, “Absolutely.” “The question is, how far down the road is that?” said Christensen, executive vice president of global internal audit and financial advisory at consulting firm Protiviti. […]

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How Xero Helped a Cloud Entrepreneur Get to His Daughter’s Dance Recital

Going Concern is partnering with Xero, the innovative cloud-based accounting platform for small businesses, accountants, and bookkeepers, to bring our readers content about entrepreneurs who are starting their own firms. We hope you enjoy and welcome your comments. Jay Kimelman has served many roles in his life. CPA. SAP FICO Specialist at Siemens. CFO of […]

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Are You Ready for the Next Big Step in Your Accounting Career?

If you’re ready for a promotion, but your career isn’t, it might be time to consider graduate school. When you first went to work for your current company, it was pretty cool. Your friends and family were excited about your new job. You were excited. You were meeting new people, learning new things, making a […]

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Controllers Talk About the Paths They’ve Taken Toward SOX Compliance

As we approach the “sweet sixteen” of the Sarbanes-Oxley Act later this summer, corporate controllers provided some perspective on how SOX compliance efforts have changed with the times and what challenges they continue to face. “I’ve seen quite a few SOX changes through the years and improvements to internal controls since the original COSO framework was […]

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How a Ridiculously Young Entrepreneur Grew His Cloud Accounting Firm

Going Concern is partnering with Xero, the innovative cloud-based accounting platform for small businesses, accountants and bookkeepers, to bring our readers content about entrepreneurs who are starting their own firms. We hope you enjoy and welcome your comments. Nick Pasquarosa is the type of guy you’d like to have a beer with. Speaking in a […]

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Featured Job of the Week: Remote Senior Cloud Bookkeeper with InSite CPAs

Our featured job this week is a Remote Senior Cloud Bookkeeper with InSite CPAs. Position: Remote Senior Cloud Bookkeeper Location: Lancaster, Pa. area. Employer: InSite CPAs Requirements: You’re familiar with accounting desktop & cloud applications: QB, QBO, Xero, RunADP, bill.com. Ideally, you have some experience with onboarding & training clients in cloud applications. You must […]

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At PulteGroup, Internal Audit Opens Many Doors

A typical job that an eager-to-leave Big 4 auditor might come across is that of an internal auditor. These jobs are plentiful within public companies large and small, but there tends to be a stigma that internal auditors are merely corporate hall monitors with limited upward mobility. After speaking to Megan Scheiderich, director of internal […]

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Featured Job of the Week: Senior Tax Accountant with DePretis CPAs in Pleasanton, Calif.

Our featured job this week is a Senior Tax Accountant with DePretis CPAs, in Pleasanton, Calif. Position: Senior Tax Accountant Location: Pleasanton, Calif. Employer: DePretis CPAs Requirements: 3+ years of recent tax experience in a CPA firm; Undergraduate degree in Accounting CPA License preferred; Exceptional oral and written communication skills; Highly motivated to learn and produce […]

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CPA Exam Excel-erates into 2018

On April 1, which is (Facebook) officially known as the International CPA Exam Changes Day, the CPA Exam will undergo another round of major updates. I know you’re all thinking, PLEASE  no more changes. And, in the wake of the Great Content Overhaul of 2017 when the AICPA increased the number of Simulations in each […]

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FloQast Founders on Competition, Accountants as Entrepreneurs, and How Teamwork Makes the Dream Work

As a freshman at Syracuse University, Chris Sluty knew his buddy and fellow Syracuse accounting major, Michael Whitmire, would start his own business one day. “I remember telling Mike, ‘Let me know when you start something, and I’ll be there,’” Sluty recalled. And Sluty was right. After they graduated from Syracuse in 2006, Whitmire went […]

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Featured Job of the Week: Remote International Tax Accountant with HPC

Our featured job this week is a Remote International Tax Accountant with HPC. Position: Remote International Tax Accountant Location: Remote Employer: HPC Requirements: Experience with international tax issues required; Excellent communication skills – both verbal and written; Ability to work with different clients and teams; Ability to learn in a fast-paced environment; Self-directed and can […]

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Webinar: Selling the ROI of Cloud Accounting Technology

Have you ever made a case to the boss about swapping your current tech out for a cloud-based application? Did you succeed or get a deer-in-headlight stare? If it was the latter, our friends at FloQast are hosting a webinar this coming Tuesday to walk you through how to prepare a formal Business Value Analysis. […]

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Why Does (and Why Should!) Data Analytics Matter to Accountants?

Successful accountants and business leaders who have mastered data analytics can provide unique insights, making them bigger assets to their organizations. “What do the numbers tell us?” “Let’s dig into the data!” “Can we analyze this in real-time?” It’s very likely that you’ve heard these expressions around the office. Big data. Data analytics. Data science. […]

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Featured Job of the Week: Remote Bookkeeper with Grosser & Company in Aurora, Colo.

Our featured job this week is a Remote Bookkeeper with Grosser & Company in Aurora, Colo. Position: Remote Bookkeeper Location: Aurora, Colo. Employer: Grosser & Company Requirements: Previous experience in accounting, finance, or other related fields; Fundamental knowledge of Accounting; Ability to prioritize and multitask; Strong organizational skills Deadline and detail-oriented; Strong skills with QuickBooks. […]

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Four Strategies That Will Put You on the Partner Fast Track

About five years ago, we wrote an article on what it takes to get (and stay) on the partner track. TL;DR: you need to develop people skills, leadership skills, be proactive in finding new business, and play by the rules of the firm (DON’T pull a Charlie from It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and go […]

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Featured Job of the Week: Audit Senior with BHLF in Walnut Creek, Calif.

Our featured job this week is an Audit Senior with BHLF in Walnut Creek, Calif. Position: Audit Senior Location: Walnut Creek, Calif. Employer: BHLF LLP Requirements: A minimum of 3 years public accounting audit experience; bachelor’s degree; CPA preferred (or working towards CPA); ability and willingness to learn; strong communication and customer service skills; assertive […]

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Chattanooga Is the Accounting Job Market’s Best-Kept Secret

Looking to relocate? If so, you’ve probably Googled “Best Cities for Accountants” and found lists like this one. But there’s a city you won’t find on those lists, one we keep hearing about as a great place to work: Chattanooga, Tennessee. Ooh, look how pretty Chattanooga delivers some of the best-looking landscapes you’ll find in […]

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Controllers Tight-Lipped About New Corporate Tax Changes

During an article brainstorming call I had with Caleb a couple Fridays ago, we both agreed that it would be interesting to ask corporate controllers and chief accounting officers what they thought of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the sweeping tax legislation that was signed into law in late December. Surely they must have […]

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Featured Job of the Week: IT Audit Manager with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee

Our featured job this week is an IT Audit Manager with BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee in Chattanooga. Position: IT Audit Manager Location: Chattanooga, Tenn. Employer: BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Requirements: BS degree in Computer Science, Management Information Systems or equivalent, relevant work experience required; 8 years of information systems auditing or other relevant experience required; […]

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How One Firm Created a New Client Selection Model to Extinguish Employee Burnout

There are three types of accounting firm clients. Please forgive that previous sentence, which is absurdly reductive. Every client is different, and sorting them into three discrete groups only makes sense if you’re a blogger who wants to express a larger point about client selection that an accounting audience might find interesting. Which is what […]

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Featured Job of the Week: Corporate Auditor with PulteGroup in Atlanta, Ga.

Our featured job this week is a Corporate Auditor with PulteGroup in Atlanta, Ga. Position: Corporate Auditor Location: Atlanta, Ga. Employer: PulteGroup Requirements: Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in Accounting or Finance; 2-5 years of public accounting audit or advisory experience or other relevant work experience; Prior SOX compliance audit experience required; Excellent interpersonal and customer […]

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Five Ways That Accounting Knowledge Will Instantly Upgrade Your Business IQ

Business leaders who understand key accounting principles understand how money through their organizations, which, in turn, helps them make smarter decisions. Ever walked out of a meeting, or read a memo from the executive suite, and said to yourself “Why did they decide that?” Ever had an idea that you thought was great unceremoniously shot […]

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A Different Bottom Line: Today’s Nonprofits Offer Challenging Work, Huge Employee Benefits

The temptation to pursue a big ticket job at a publicly-traded company is one that dangles above many accountants like the fruit of Tantalus–forever enticing, but just out of reach. And for some, the desire to be America’s Next Top CFO acts more like the sword of Damocles, hanging perilously overhead and threatening to doom […]

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Featured Job of the Week: Tax Accountant with Edwards, Largay, Mihaylo & Co in Phoenix, Ariz.

Our featured job this week is a Tax Accountant with Edwards, Largay, Mihaylo & Co in Phoenix, Ariz. Position: Tax Accountant Location: Phoenix, Ariz. Employer: Edwards, Largay, Mihaylo & Co Requirements: 1-4 years of experience in public accounting; at least one tax season is preferred; if you are a recent grad, we would like to […]

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Is Your Firm Holding You Back?

Tired of watching less talented workers get promoted over you? Do you feel your head is smashing against the glass ceiling again and again, your brain swelling with an NFL-sized concussion? If so, it might be time to ask yourself: What if it’s not me? What if it’s my firm? At bigger corporations, it’s easy […]

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Featured Job of the Week: Remote Accounting Manager with Golden CPAs in Denver, Colo.

Our featured job this week is a Remote Accounting Manager with Golden CPAs in the Denver, Colo. area. Position: Remote Accounting Manager Location: Denver, Colo. Employer: Golden CPAs Requirements: Strong financial literacy and financial statement analysis. Our clients will rely on you to review their financial statements and set goals, draw conclusions and develop action […]

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Are All Accounting Firms That Claim to Have Work/Life Balance Lying?

“Our firm provides great work/life balance.” How many times have you read that in a job description and thought, “Riiiiiiight”? Don’t worry, you’re not a cynical curmudgeon. Everyone thinks this. And that’s because EVERY firm says it in their job postings. To most accounting firms, “Work/life balance” equates to a casual Friday once a month. […]

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Featured Job of the Week: Senior Accountant with Duggan, Joiner & Company in Ocala, Fla.

Our featured job this week is a Senior Accountant with Duggan, Joiner & Company in Ocala, Fla. Position: Senior Accountant Location: Ocala, Fla. Employer: Duggan, Joiner & Company Requirements: CPA, having 5+ years of recent public accounting experience with an emphasis in tax and accounting. Previous audit experience is helpful but will not be a […]

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Featured Job of the Week: Remote Accounting Wrangler with Automattic

Our featured job this week is a Remote Accounting Wrangler with Automattic. Position: Remote Accounting Wrangler Location: Remote Employer: Automattic Requirements: The ideal candidate has a minimum of four to seven years of related experience with at least two years at a public accounting firm. CPA license preferred. About Automattic: We are the people behind […]

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Why Working at San Diego-Based Gatto, Pope & Walwick Is a No-Brainer

When Sheena Barnes moved to San Diego, she spoke to every tax firm in the area. She says choosing Gatto, Pope & Walwick was a no-brainer. Yes, a tax accounting job can be fun Even for those of you who get legitimately excited about tax accounting, we know the business can be a bit of […]

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Featured Job of the Week: Accountant with FloQast in Los Angeles

Our featured job this week is an Accountant with FloQast in Los Angeles. Position: Accountant Location: Los Angeles Employer: FloQast Requirements: 2+ years experience in public accounting (assurance) at a Big 4 or national firm; CPA, or CPA candidate; Solid understanding of GAAP; Team player attitude; Extremely organized and detail oriented; Commitment to self-improvement and success; […]

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Love Technology & Accounting? This Company Wants to Hire You.

A software company that makes apps for accountants by accountants? It’s for real, and they’re looking to hire now. If your world is one where technology and accounting collide, you should check them out. FloQast is a startup in the conventional sense, and they’re growing rapidly. They just raised $25 million in series B funding, […]

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Featured Job of the Week: Tax Manager with Duggan, Joiner & Company in Ocala, Fla.

Our featured job this week is a Tax Manager with Duggan, Joiner & Company in Ocala, Fla. Position: Tax Manager Location: Ocala, Fla. Employer: Duggan, Joiner & Company Requirements: CPA, having 5+ years of recent public accounting experience with an emphasis in tax and accounting; Previous audit experience is helpful but will not be a […]

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4 Weird Ways to Keep Your Sanity This Coming Busy Season

Busy season stress is no joke. When it hits and those 60-hour work weeks start piling up, where do you turn? You could (and probably will) drain every last drop out of the company coffee pot or slam green energy drinks composed of dubious ingredients. You’ll probably take a few Office Space-style breaks along the […]

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Here’s How Thrive Market Woke Up From Its Month-end Close Nightmare

Imagine a month-end close process in which the close checklist, reconciliation schedules, and general ledger are in three different places, making it a nightmare for management to know what’s ready for review, if mistakes had been made, and what deadlines had been missed. Sounds dreadful, doesn’t it? But that scenario used to be a reality […]

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Make $40k in Three Months This Busy Season

Imagine getting paid by the hour during busy season. Sure, salaried employment is great, and it makes sense for a lot of CPAs. But if you’re someone who isn’t sold on climbing the corporate ladder to enter yourself into the partner lottery 15 to 20 years into your career, then there’s a more flexible and […]

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Survey: Tell Us Your Experiences With the Month-End Close

Hey there, denizens of Going Concern. Please, take this survey that’s sponsored by our partner, FloQast. (Read more about our partnership with them here.) They want to learn what your experiences with the month-end close are. The survey is short and harmless, and you’re doing us a solid. The survey appears below or you can […]

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Announcing Our Partnership with FloQast, the Startup Built by CPAs

Okay, some big news. Going Concern’s been at this for the better part of a decade, and one of our big goals for awhile now has been to produce more content for our readers who leave public accounting for industry. Which, let’s face it, most of you are going to do. You hear about us […]

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Got Product Marketing and Accounting Experience? Here’s a Job for You.

FloQast, makers of some really cool software that helps accountants close their books faster, needs help from someone who can spread its message—someone who has strong accounting experience but can also sell clients on why this streamlined closing software is such a leap forward. They need someone who knows product marketing and accounting. But there’s […]

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Beyond Accounting Firms: Should You Work for a Public or Private Company?

We all know the story. It follows a classic 3-act structure: Act I — A young student discovers accounting and falls in love with the potential it will have for his career. Our protagonist believes that a job with an accounting firm will lead to great success, and that he will follow the steps of […]

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Buyer Beware: Not All Online Graduate Accounting Programs Are Created Equal

Some online master’s programs are just as rich and rigorous as their traditional, campus-based counterparts. Some, though, are bare-bones programs that often seem more like an afterthought than a carefully designed learning experience. > Download the free “Quality Control Audit Worksheet” to compare multiple graduate-school program options 10 tips to help separate the best online […]

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Accounting: Is Our Client Experience Future-Ready?

Earlier this year I read an article in CFO that brought pause. Actually, it brought a lot of pause and for two distinct reasons. Not because I didn’t agree, but because I so definitively did agree. First, what struck me was that this major influencer, among our profession’s key stakeholders (CFOs and Controllers), was telling […]

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Why Auditors Love Working at Portland’s Perkins & Co

“You have to be damn good to work here.” That’s a common saying at Portland, Oregon-based Perkins & Co But if you’ve got the “damn good-ness,” this is a firm that’s prepared to reward auditors—often in unique ways you won’t find at the Big 4. And, lucky for you, they’re hiring now. Check out the […]

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Should You Make the Switch to Transaction Services?

I’m not too far removed from Big 4 Audit. I remember what it was like. There were some aspects of it that were appealing: I enjoyed having a mix of projects and clients. I worked with a lot of great people. But the thing is, I knew about three months into my audit career that […]

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Crowe Horwath Has More to Offer Than Wearing Jeans All Day

Last year, Crowe Horwath LLP broke all the rules with its mobility strategy launching its “What to Wear” and “Where to Work” initiatives. It was one of the first top ten accounting firms to allow its people to wear casual clothing any day of the week and allow its people to make decisions as to […]

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Wanted: Tax Professionals, Technical Accountants and Auditors Interested in Transaction Services

We have multiple positions to fill this week for the following folks: Tax professionals interested in projects in Dallas and Los Angeles Technical accounting gurus looking for revenue recognition projects and willing to travel to Atlanta Auditors looking to make the switch to Transaction Services in (or willing to re-locate to) Denver or Atlanta Interested? […]

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FloQast, an LA Startup Built by CPAs, Has New Career Opportunities for CPAs

For far too long, public accountants traveled a mostly predictable track; graduation, start with a Big 4 (or 6 or 8, depending on how far you want to go back) firm, put in your couple years and then it was off to private industry, government, or non-profit. Or maybe you’d stick around in public a […]

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Like Auditing But Hate Timesheets? This Florida Firm Wants You

Ah, the timesheet. Not the CPAs worst enemy, but certainly in the top five. You already know why timesheets are such a pain, but just to torture you a bit, here are the reasons we don’t like them: They’re (ironically?) time-consuming to fill out They punish CPAs who work quickly, regardless of the value of […]

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When Is the Right Time to Go to Graduate School?

Your career seems like it’s at a standstill. A friend has suggested graduate school, and you’re starting to think about it seriously. You know there are benefits – new skills and knowledge, a boost to your resume, a path to the CPA exam, networking opportunities – but still… How long is it going to take […]

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Senior Associates Interested in Transaction Advisory Wanted in Denver ($75k – $105k per year)

Location: Denver (Local or willing to re-locate only) Compensation: $75k – $105k per year ($65k – $80k base plus 15 – 30% bonus) Required experience: 2 – 4 years Big 4 audit APPLY NOW The role: If you’ve ever contemplated switching from audit to transaction advisory, then this job posting is for you… A Denver-based […]

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Meet This Firm: Prager Metis

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 Prager Metis, an Accountingfly Firm Partner. Please contact Jeff Phillips to learn more about firm partnerships. New York. Los Angeles. London. New Jersey. […]

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Wanted: Someone Looking to Get Experience With the New Revenue Recognition Standard

We have an ASC 606 implementation project starting in a couple weeks. This role is perfect for CPAs with software accounting experience (97-2, 08-1) looking to learn the new revenue standard on-the-job. Click here to apply. Details: Duration:  3+ months Location:  Remote (may require a couple trips to client; all expenses paid) Rate:  $65 – $85 (depends on […]

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Hard Questions on Client Service

The following sponsored content is by Joey Havens, the executive partner of Horne, LLP, an Accountingfly Firm Partner. Do you ever wonder what people outside your circle observe when they look at you? As a profession, if we really stepped back and reflected on our client service approach, what might we see about ourselves? One […]

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Multiple Openings: Senior Consultant, Interim CFO/COO, and Controllers All Needed

Beech Valley has four urgent accounting needs! I know it’s been quiet lately, but our client’s collective post-busy season hangover has finally worn off. We have substantial accounting and finance needs once again. Senior Consultant / Excel Wizard – Atlanta, Ga. (Local Only)  APPLY NOW Interim CFO/COO – New York, N.Y. (Travel reimbursed) APPLY NOW […]

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Meet This Firm: H.J. Umbaugh & 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 H.J. Umbaugh & Associates, an Accountingfly Firm Partner. Please contact Jeff Phillips to learn more about firm partnerships. For nearly 70 years, H. […]

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A Special Offer for Going Concern Readers from Gleim CPA Review

Please enjoy this sponsored content from Gleim CPA Review. About Gleim CPA Review As the leader in accounting exam prep, Gleim has helped candidates pass over 1 million CPA exams. Our proven teaching method prepares you to pass the CPA Exam by using diagnostic quizzes and detailed answer explanations to strengthen weak areas while cultivating […]

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Leadership and Future-ready Accounting Firms: A Conversation with Joey Havens of Horne, LLP

The following conversation is sponsored by Horne, an Accountingfly Firm Partner. Earlier this year, we spoke with Joey Havens, the managing partner of Horne, LLP about complacency in the accounting profession. Since then, Joey Havens has written about the accounting profession’s leadership and planning for the future. Or lack thereof. He’s here again to talk […]

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The Future of Remote Accounting Work with Bruce Phillips of HPC

Remote accounting work opportunities are rapidly increasing. And it’s a topic we are asked about almost every day. Where are the remote accounting opportunities? How do I know if a remote accounting job is right for me? What does the future landscape of remote accounting work look like? How do I build a remote firm? We […]

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Employer-Provided Benefits Shouldn’t Keep You From Being a Freelance CPA

Please enjoy this sponsored content from Beech Valley Solutions. You can read more their partnership with Accountingfly here. There’s a lot of legitimate reasons why freelancing may not make sense for you right now. Maybe one of your superiors at your firm is a fantastic mentor who has taken you under their wing. Maybe you’re […]

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Sell-Side Prep Consulting Need in San Diego ($60-$70/hr.)

.Beech Valley Solutions has a 2-3 month “sell-side prep” consulting need in San Diego. This project is perfect for accounting and finance professionals with Healthcare and Practice Management System (“PMS”) experience. Local professionals preferred, but non-local CPAs with the right experience will also be considered. As always, any potential out-of-town travel expenses will be reimbursed, […]

For Once, the Month-End Close Drives You to Drink for Fun

Please enjoy this sponsored content from FloQast. Join us on Thursday, May 18th from 6 to 8 p.m. for a happy hour panel discussion at the Stack Overflow office in New York City, where attendees can gain insight into best practices for managing the month-end close process. The panel will include accounting and finance executives […]

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Freelancing CPAs: What’s the Risk?

Please enjoy this sponsored content from Beech Valley Solutions. You can read more their partnership with Accountingfly here. Freelancing CPAs out-earn salaried employees in 900 fewer hours a year. That’s 900 hours – I repeat – 900 hours to watch all four hundred plus episodes of Law and Order SVU… twice. That would still leave […]

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How is the CPA Exam Graded? Understanding the CPA Passing Score

Please enjoy this sponsored content from Gleim CPA Review. For many, passing the CPA Exam marks the culmination of many months of effort as well as the beginning of a lucrative career. Most know that you need a 75 to pass, but few are aware that a 75 does not represent 75% correct. Scoring a […]

Are You Choosing to Be a Future Ready Firm?

The following is sponsored content by Joey Havens, the executive partner of Horne, LLP, an Accountingfly Firm Partner. Is your firm future ready? Let’s define future ready as the capacity to be aware, predictive and adaptive of emerging trends, innovations and changes in business, population and the social environment. It is beyond agile due to […]

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Multiple Consulting Needs on an IPO in Houston (travel included) – $45 to $70 an Hour

Beech Valley Solutions has a 2-3 month consulting need on an IPO in Houston. This project is perfect for driven CPAs who want to get experience helping a large private company go public. Specifically, we have openings on this project at the Senior Associate and Associate level, so CPAs with a wide range of experience […]

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Multiple Project-Based CPAs Needed: Remote, Atlanta ($35-$90 per hour)

Ever wondered what it’s like to be your own boss? It’s now possible for highly skilled CPAs straight out of public accounting to take control of their own careers. CPAs across the country are leveraging Beech Valley for high-paying, interesting accounting projects that fit around their schedules. Beech Valley has the following project needs. If […]

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5 Ways to Robot-Proof Your Public Accounting Job

Please enjoy this sponsored content from Beech Valley Solutions. You can read more their partnership with Accountingfly here. It’s inevitable. They’re coming for us, but more importantly, they’re coming for you. Your job. Your livelihood. That cute associate for whom you dream about throwing your life away, yes, they’re coming for him or her too. […]

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Navigating Task-Based Simulations on the New CPA Exam

Please enjoy this sponsored content from Gleim CPA Review. In the months leading up to the launch of the new version of the CPA Exam, the AICPA disclosed many details about how the format and functionality of the exam would change. One final bit of insight the AICPA offered before the new version launched addressed […]

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Here’s How You Can Travel the World After Only a Few Years in Public Accounting

Please enjoy this sponsored content from Beech Valley Solutions. You can read more their partnership with Accountingfly here. Given the 12 hour time difference in Beijing and the uncertainty around Internet access (i.e. Gmail and Facebook are blocked there), it may be hard to coordinate a call presently. On October 8-13 I will be visiting […]

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Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Audit Staff Accountant with Perkins & Co

Accountingfly’s featured job this week is an Audit Staff Accountant with Perkins & Co in Portland, Ore. Position: Audit Staff Accountant Location: Portland, Ore. Employer: Perkins & Co Requirements: 1+ year recent public accounting experience; bachelor’s degree; CPA eligible To work at Perkins & Co, you’ve got to be damn good. And if you’re up to the challenge, we’ll […]

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Is There Anything Worse Than Busy Season? Yes, Performance Reviews

Please enjoy this sponsored content from Beech Valley Solutions. You can read more their partnership with Accountingfly here. Cancer, terrorists, undigested corn – all significantly worse than busy season. But what about within the confines of public accounting? Is there anything worse than busy season? Yes, and it’s formal professional feedback. A late 2015 survey […]

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Senior Associates Needed – $50/$65 an Hour

Beech Valley Solutions has multiple consulting needs across multiple major markets for former senior associates with 2 to 5 years of public accounting experience. Click here to apply! Experienced professionals love working with us! Our interesting contract positions help professionals wanting to spend more time with family, travel the world, or start their own side […]

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CPA Exam Introductory Screens: New Exam Edition Changes

Please enjoy this sponsored content from Gleim CPA Review. The changes coming to the CPA Exam on April 1 affect several aspects of the exam, one of which is the duration. While we learned months ago that each section of the exam would now last for four hours, the AICPA recently announced another modification to […]

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Project Based CPA Needed in Chicago – $50/$65 an hour

Beech Valley Solutions has a 1-2 month consulting need in Chicago for a CPA with 2 to 5 years of public accounting experience. Click here to apply! Experienced professionals love working with us! Our interesting contract positions help professionals wanting to spend more time with family, travel the world, or start their own side business, […]

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Meet This Firm: Ryan & Wetmore, 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 Ryan & Wetmore, an Accountingfly Firm Partner. Please contact Jeff Phillips to learn more about firm partnerships. A smaller firm in the Washington […]