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How to Beat The Robots: The Accounting Industry’s Big Shift from Compliance to Consulting

This whitepaper addresses the accounting industry’s big shift from compliance to consulting. Learn about necessary mindset shifts, key differences between a consulting practice and a traditional practice, firms leveraging M&A to launch and grow their consulting practice and talent shifts necessary for recruiting and skill development.

What Drives Happiness at CPA Firms

Happiness at work might seem a bit “touchy-feely” when applied to accounting firms. But a growing body of evidence supports the idea that happy workers are more engaged, more productive — and less likely to look elsewhere for work that’s more financially rewarding or helps them reach their full potential. The CPACA recently concluded a groundbreaking study of its members’ clients and prospects, asking more than 700 partners, staff and administrative professionals of accounting firms how they felt about their firm culture, key factors contributing to their happiness at work — and how their firm could improve.

What Drives Happiness at Work is a summary of the key findings from the survey we conducted in May 2014.  Measuring Happiness at Work: How Firms Win with A Happy Culture is an article that begins to address the implications of the key findings from the survey and what firms can do about it.

CPA Firm Leadership: Communication Drives New Possibilities 

The white paper addresses the storm that is brewing in our nation with the significant number of Baby Boomers expected to retire in the next two decades and explores ideas for firm leadership to begin preparing for leadership transition that is imminent.  The study and analysis is based on a leadership survey of more than 780 CPA firm respondents of the CPA profession’s current and projected demographics. The white paper shares what respondents feel is important in future CPA firm leadership, what’s missing from current firm leadership, and where they stand related to their careers in public accounting.