July 19, 2018

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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 […]