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Michigan Chapter Meeting: Technology by John Higgins
September 19, 2019

Michigan Chapter Meeting: Technology by John Higgins

John Higgins serves as a strategic adviser to CPAs and the CPA profession in all aspects of leveraging technology. He has authored and presented CPE programs for thousands of CPAs for more than 25 years on technology and practice management issues. John is a pioneer in the development and delivery of web-based CPE programs. John assisted the Michigan Association of CPAs as an adviser in the development of their web-based CPE model. Join the ...

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Michigan Chapter Meeting: HR Best Practices
November 7, 2019

Michigan Chapter Meeting: HR Best Practices

The Michigan Chapter will be hosting the topic of HR Best Practices by Jodi Schafer, SPHR, SHRM-SCP, Owner, Human Resource Management Services. Jodi is a solutions-oriented HR consultant who helps others create order out of (what can sometimes feel like) chaos. Having worked on the other side of the desk, she understands the pressure and frustration that her clients sometimes feel and works with them to develop solutions that are practical and ...

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2020 National Practice Management Conference
June 23 - 26, 2020

2020 National Practice Management Conference

The 2020 NPMC will be exclusively designed to help participants professionally manage accounting firms of varying sizes. The two-and-a-half day educational extravaganza and exchange has something for everyone involved in accounting firm management.

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50 Ideas in 50 Minutes from the 2019 National Practice Management Conference

50 Ideas in 50 Minutes from the 2019 National Practice Management Conference

Aug 01, 2019

Thank you to all AICPA ENGAGE/CPA National Practice Management Conference participants who contributed to our 50 Ideas in 50 Minutes session which actually generated 57 ideas. Special thanks to our facilitator, Bob Biddle, PAFM and company. If you are interested in learning more about these ideas, contact CPAFMA HQ.

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Leadership Institute 2.0 Launched

Leadership Institute 2.0 Launched

Jun 24, 2019

Firm managers are called to be leaders – by the best traditions of the accounting profession, by standards of professional responsibility, and by the expectations of the communities in which they work and live. And yet, until recently, there has been little attention given to leadership training for those responsible for the day-to-day management of CPA firms as they enter the profession and begin to develop the skills necessary for their ...

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Bill Reeb Inducted as AICPA Chair

Bill Reeb Inducted as AICPA Chair

May 22, 2019

The American Institute of CPAs announced that Bill Reeb, chief executive of management consulting firm Succession Institute in Austin, Texas, is the new chair of the AICPA. Reeb was elected to a one-year, volunteer post by the AICPA Governing Council, which wrapped up its annual spring meeting in Washington, D.C., on May 21, 2019. Tracey Golden, an audit partner with Deloitte, was voted in as the AICPA vice chair. Reeb said the ...

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INSIDE Public Accounting Releases Annual Ranking and Performance Metrics

INSIDE Public Accounting Releases Annual Ranking and Performance Metrics

Aug 08, 2019

The publishers of INSIDE Public Accounting (IPA), the award-winning newsletter for the public accounting profession, announce the release of IPA’s annual financial performance analysis and ranking of the nation’s 400 largest public accounting firms. Rankings of The IPA 100 FirmsNow in its 29th year, the IPA 100 lists the 100 largest public accounting firms. The IPA 100 is made up of the Big 4, which collectively generated over $60 ...

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Understanding Cloud Options for CPA Firms

Understanding Cloud Options for CPA Firms

May 15, 2019

If you’re a small CPA firm (think 10-50 employees), your IT scenario is probably as follows: You have a local IT consultant or MSP that you rely on and trust to help you make the right IT decisions for your firm. Perhaps you have someone in-house to help with desktop support (either a dedicated person or the employee who is stuck being the go-to for support in addition to his or her regular job), and every so often, when faced with an IT ...

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