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Inheriting Heirs: How to Hold on to a Client’s Family or Survivors
CPAs often discuss their firm’s succession plans, but what about the smooth succession of your long-time client’s business to their heirs, business partners, and other beneficiaries?
The Act of Improv(ing) You
CPAs can use improv-based sketch comedy to improve their business and communication skills — all while having a little fun.
Two Keys to Winning Clients as Tech Takes Over
Technology is driving two shifts that are set to shake your accounting world, and both require very human responses.
5 Reasons to Cultivate a Cannabis Practice
With full legalization coming soon, Illinois CPAs have a growing industry to capitalize on.
Illinois’ New Government Goes to Work
With partisan gridlock largely dislodged, Illinois’ new governor and General Assembly score early victories in their first legislative session.
Leadership: The CPA Profession Needs You
The change that is inevitable and unstoppable requires leaders to take command and guide us toward a profession of the future.
The Real ROI of Accounting and Finance Interns
From talent acquisition to culture change, workload reduction to professional development, the business benefits of an internship program reach far beyond recruiting alone.
Don’t Crack Under the Pressure of Comfort Letter Requests
Here is how CPAs can avoid the risks of providing assurances in CPA-to-lender comfort letters.
Peer Review in 2019: What Every CPA Firm Should Know
Enhanced oversight is a valuable learning experience for your firm. Here is how to make the most of it.
6 Signs of a Toxic Work Environment and How to Clean it Up
Here are six examples of toxic trouble and what you can do about the causes of discord that lead to poor performance.
Financial Reporting: How to Ensure the C-Suite Can Trust Your Numbers
Many business leaders feel hampered by untrustworthy data and questionable accounting and financial reporting. Here’s how to change that.
Making Partnership More Appealing to Your CPAs
It’s time to rethink your approach if fewer staff are stepping up and willing to do “what it takes” to make partner in your firm.
IN Play: Q&A With Monica N. Harrison, CPA
The Chicago Sun-Times controller tells us why she calls herself a "non-traditional" accountant.
GEN NEXT: Grappling With Ganja
Accounting and finance professionals must wrestle with the opportunities of a growing national cannabis industry if they want to come out on top.
Illinois Eyes Corporate Income Again
Legislation circling in Springfield is looking for the “best” way to tax the income of multinational corporations.
How to Elevate Ethics in Accounting and Finance
Young professionals — and their employers — have a responsibility to set a high bar for ethical behavior.
7 Ways to Spring Clean Your Personal Finances
It’s time to dust off your old money ideas and get your financial house in order.
How to Spruce Up Your CPA Firm’s Organic Growth
Springtime is the right time to start planting the seeds for healthy top-line growth.
What Does Leadership Mean to You?
How you define leadership and what it means in your career could be a key factor in whether you ever get a seat at the table.
Do the Numbers Speak for Themselves?
Finance has a crucial voice in every business. Here’s how to make sure you’re being heard.