September 27, 2020

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Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: State and Local Tax Senior with Berkowitz Pollack Brant

Accountingfly's featured job this week is a SALT Senior with Berkowitz Pollack Brant in Miami, Florida. Position: State and Local Tax Senior or Manager Location: Miami, FL Employer: Berkowitz Pollack Brant Requirements: Bachelor's degree; 3+ years tax experience; CPA license or eligible Berkowitz Pollack Brant has more than 200 Firm members working from offices in […]

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Meet This Firm: Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A.

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 Thomas Howell Ferguson P.A., an Accountingfly Firm Partner. Contact Judy Schryver to learn more about firm partnerships. Michael Kalifel and Allison Harrell are […]

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BEC CPA Exam Section

Please enjoy this sponsored content from Gleim CPA Review. One of the four sections of the CPA Exam is Business Environment and Concepts (BEC). Like the other three sections, the BEC CPA Exam section contains several testlets of multiple-choice questions (MCQs). Currently, BEC is unique because it does not contain any Task-Based Simulations (TBSs) and instead […]

How to Maintain Long-Distance Friendships

Ever play a version of poker called “Pass the Trash?” Players choose cards to discard, passing them to the player on the left. This shouldn’t be your strategy as you move through life, discarding friends and replacing them with temporary new ones. Back in 2013, The New York Times reported the average American knows about […]

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CPA Exam: What are Task-Based Simulations?

Please enjoy this sponsored content from Gleim CPA Review. The CPA Exam consist of three question types: multiple choice (MCQ), Task-Based Simulations (TBS), and written communication (WC). On the current version of the exam, TBSs appear on the AUD, FAR, and REG sections, and Written Communications replace TBSs on BEC. However, the format of the next […]

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

Accountingfly's featured job this week is a Senior Tax Accountant with Armanino in San Ramon, California. Position: Senior Tax Accountant Location: San Ramon, CA Employer: Armanino Requirements: Bachelor's degree; 3+ years public accounting experience; strong project management skills Amranino has the dynamic culture of a startup, with the stability and reputation of a 60-year-old company. […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Accounting Audit Supervisor With Warren Averett

Accountingfly's featured job this week is an Accounting Audit Supervisor with Warren Averett in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Position: Accounting Audit Supervisor Location: Fort Walton Beach, FL Employer: Warren Averett Requirements: Bachelor's Degree; 3-7 years of audit experience; CPA Warren Averett operates out of 15 office locations across Alabama, Florida and Georgia, with affiliate locations […]

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Meet This Firm: Armanino 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 Armanino LLP, an Accountingfly Firm Partner. Contact Judy Schryver to learn more about firm partnerships. “Everyone at Armanino can write their own story. […]

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

Accountingfly's featured job this week is a Specialty Tax Accountant with Mueller Prost in St. Louis, Missouri. Position: Specialty Tax Accountant Location: St. Louis, MO Employer: Mueller Prost Requirements: 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 […]

Why You Should Try to Make New Business Contacts on Vacation

Vacations are meant for relaxing and unwinding. They aren’t extensions of the office. You want to forget about work for awhile. FYI: The average American may get sixteen days of paid leave, yet four days is the average length of a vacation. Over a quarter of Americans get no vacation time. Let’s assume you take […]

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Document Review Simulation: Last Minute Tips

Please enjoy this sponsored content from Gleim CPA Review. The Document Review Simulation (DRS), a new type of Task-Based Simulation (TBS), will start appearing on the AUD, FAR, and REG sections of the CPA Exam in just one month! If you plan to sit for one of these exam sections on or after July 1, […]

Accountingfly Featured Job of the Week: Senior Audit Accountant With Thomas Howell Ferguson

Accountingfly's featured job this week is a Senior Audit Accountant with Thomas Howell Ferguson in Tallahassee, Florida. Position: Senior Audit Accountant Location: Tallahassee, FL Employer: Thomas Howell Ferguson, P.A. Requirements: Bachelor's degree; 2-7 years experience; CPA preferred (must be CPA eligible) Thomas Howell Ferguson is one of the largest CPA firms in North Florida, with […]

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

Accountingfly's featured job this week is an Accounting Audit Senior with PBMares in Baltimore, Maryland. Position: Accounting Audit SeniorLocation: Baltimore, MDEmployer: PBMaresRequirements: Bachelor's degree; 3-4 years experience; CPA   PBMares is a leading regional accounting and business consulting firm serving the Mid Atlantic as well as specialty areas nationwide and internationally. At PBMares, we understand […]

Close to Partner, But Having Second Thoughts

PwC announced its new partner class last week and it's a reminder that becoming partner in accounting firm is an impressive career milestone. Yes, despite a ton of opportunities to find meaningful, less soul-sucking work elsewhere, a few of you reading these words right now will become partners and live to tell about it (at […]

Sometimes Clients Say Shady Things

“We don’t pay taxes. Only the little people pay taxes.” Leona Helmsley had a way of endearing herself to the general public. Regardless of income, many people think rules don’t apply to them and aren’t shy about it. Hiding money If you’ve worked with people in retail you’ve heard the expression “Cash is king.” Sure, […]

Advance ’16: Online Meet-ups for CPAs Who Want Opportunities in Chicago, San Francisco, DC and New York

Not news: Accountants with 2-10 years of experience are in demand. Big news: Accountingfly and Accounting Today are again sponsoring virtual meet-ups between experienced accountants and top firms hiring locally. This year’s event is being held in four select markets: Chicago metro Tuesday, June 21, 3-5 PM CT San Francisco metro Wednesday, June 22, 3-5 […]

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

Accountingfly's featured job this week is an Assurance Senior Associate with Lurie, LLP in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Position: Assurance Senior AssociateLocation: Minneapolis, MNEmployer: Lurie, LLPRequirements: Bachelor's degree; 3-4 years experience; CPA Lurie’s greatest strength is our people, and we are always seeking to add talented, insightful and driven talent to our family. We are individuals, we […]

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The Benefits of Becoming A CPA

Please enjoy this sponsored content from Gleim CPA Review. Some titles and designations we receive when we are born: son, daughter, sister, brother. But most of the distinctions we desire in life demand more effort. Usually, the greater the cost of a designation, the greater the benefits, and that is definitely the case with the […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Clark Nuber

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. […]

Lurie, LLP

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 […]