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Surviving the Second Busy Season Scaries
Between late documentation and procrastinating clients, it’s no wonder the April tax deadline is ghastly. But why does a second busy season haunt CPAs in October?
Making the Case for Making Less
Setting your focus on profits aside might be key to motivating your talent and unlocking your firm’s long-term potential.
You ‘Swiped Right’ on Accounting. Now what?
There’s no ghosting when it comes to your career. So, go straight to the heart of it to find out what brings passion into your work.
Inspiring Women to Take the Lead
In expanding its Women’s Mentoring Circles, the Illinois CPA Society hopes to advance more women into accounting and finance leadership roles.
Fall Veto Session: A Recipe for Chaos
With landmark legislation needing corrective amendments and a tax on professional services possibly coming to light, the Illinois General Assembly is destined for a chaotic fall.
Are You Committed to Excellence?
In a culture of excellence, these become the norm: accountability, communication, efficiency, innovation, positivity, and quality. Shouldn’t we all strive for that?
Expanding Real Estate ROI With 1031 Exchanges
Property owners and real estate investors—and their advisors—have a lot to gain by diving into 1031 exchanges, DSTs, and the Internal Revenue Code.
3 Things to Scrutinize Before Engaging With Legal Cannabis Companies
Watch for these red flags to ensure your investment, partnership, employment, or other engagement with a legal cannabis business doesn’t go up in smoke.
Weighing the Taxes on Legal Weed
Illinois legislators have rolled out the foundation for a legal recreational cannabis industry — with no shortage of taxes to go along with it.
The Importance of Ethics in Change Management
Leading change takes tact and integrity. Here is how to ingrain the right ethics in your approach to change management.
Can Secure Choice Secure Illinoisans’ Retirements?
As America’s savings crisis persists, Illinois acts to move employers and employees toward secure savings habits.
The Risk of Trading Relationships for Technology
As technology touches more of what CPAs do, CPAs can’t lose their grip on the human touch they bring to the profession.
3 Keys to Attracting and Retaining Accounting and Finance Talent
Winning top talent in a tight labor market doesn’t have to be one of the CPA profession’s biggest challenges.
7 Steps for Assessing Your Company’s Technology Needs
Here’s what to consider when trying to position your organization to capitalize on new technologies.
Turning Small Tech Bets Into Big Wins
From time management to business development, there are several cost-effective technologies than can boost the bottom line for CPAs.
Becoming a Corporate Finance Futurist
Companies demanding deeper insights and better business strategies are focusing their finance teams on the future.
Creating an Unconsciously Inclusive Business Culture
Inclusivity begins with conscious, intensive efforts; over time, efforts become habits, and inclusion becomes the cultural default. Imagine what that can do for your firm or company operating in an anything but vanilla business world.
Opportunity Zones: Hidden Gems in the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act
Newly created “Opportunity Zones” may bring a breath of fresh air to the Illinois economy while giving blighted communities a badly needed boost.
GEN NEXT: Tomorrow Is Another Day
How an aspiring CPA found inspiration in failure, persistence, and resilience.
IN Play: Q&A With Mary K. Fuller, CPA
From ice cream server to CPA firm managing partner, Mary K. Fuller, CPA, shares her steps to decades of success.