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Recipe for Success: How an Accounting Firm Merger Created One Very Efficient Practice

Recipe for Success: How an Accounting Firm Merger Created One Very Efficient Practice

[Image ©Will Bragg] With an eye toward offering comprehensive financial services and excellent customer service, Davis & Graves, CPA LLP, has spent years investing in integrated systems. Before merging their practices into Davis & Graves in Gresham, Oregon, the two founding partners had gained decades of experience. Jerry Davis, CPA/PFS, and Thomas Graves, CPA/ABV, had … Read More

Why Accountants Count

Why Accountants Count

We know you’re more than just accountants and tax preparers—you’re the experts on what your clients need. You’re advisors, strategists and mentors. You’re partners at your firm and with your clients, and leaders in your profession and community. Some tax preparation providers seem to think that software can replace tax professionals. I don’t buy it—and … Read More

3 Reasons Why Small to Mid-sized CPA Firms Can’t Seem to Find Talent-and How to Address It

3 Reasons Why Small to Mid-sized CPA Firms Can’t Seem to Find Talent-and How to Address It

According to the 2015 Trends Report from the AICPA, the future for the accounting profession looks bright. Accounting enrollments for the 2013-14 academic year surpassed 250,000 for the first time and accounting firms hired 43,252 accounting graduates in 2014, a seven percent increase from the previous survey conducted in 2012. Further, 91% percent … Read More

Upcoming Payroll Deadlines, and a Special Announcement

Upcoming Payroll Deadlines, and a Special Announcement

Let’s take a look at some of the deadlines and changes that will affect payroll in the upcoming months. Affordable Care Act (ACA)—June 30, 2016 is the deadline to electronically file forms 1094s and 1095s for 2015. All applicable large employers (ALE—businesses who employ 50 or more full-time employees or full-time equivalents) received increased flexibility … Read More