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Monday, March 16, 2015
- “The KISS principle—Keep it simple, stupid.” The U.S Navy is correct: simple is often the best. While you may enjoy crunching numbers, your client likely doesn’t want to focus on any more than basic math. Think of it as data overload. If a client leaves your office with a lot of figures but no context, they may have a hard time coming up with a plan of action to improve their business performance. But the solution to this issue is easy—keep the data simple and focused. Offering narrative summaries, graphs, and tables will help to ensure that your client sees a connection between the numerical information and the assertion or insight you’re providing to them...
Friday, March 13, 2015
Is your firm considering opening a new office in the near future? If so, here are a few of the lessons I’ve learned while making my many relocations:
- Do your research. If you are venturing into a new geographic region, there are many things you should research before you make the move, including your competition, typical billing rates in the area, the employment market, the types of salaries your potential clients will make, and the candidate pool for new hires.
- Relocate or hire key staffers. Evaluate whether any of your current employees might be open to relocating. When we opened a satellite office for a Big Four firm in the Los Angeles market, the managing partner allowed us to hand-pick our staff and seniors to ensure that the transition was smooth and the probability of success was higher. But if such transfers aren’t practical for your firm, your priority should be to hire a key employee (generally a manager) who has many connections in your new community and can assist with recruiting, practice development, and community involvement. Consider using a headhunter to help you find the right person.
Wednesday, March 11, 2015
When the recession ended and companies looked to slowly rebuild their workforce, temporary help services were among the first industries to add jobs. Temp work rose 15 percent from 2009 to 2010 and 57 percent from 2009 to 2014. According to a CareerBuilder study, temporary jobs are expected to grow 13 percent over the next five years, which equals more than 350,000 jobs. In addition to that, a separate CareerBuilder and Harris Poll study reported that 46 percent of employers plan to hire temporary or contract workers in 2015. Approximately 3 million people are employed in temporary jobs today...
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Source: Kristen Felicetti (www.jobs.aol.com)
Monday, March 9, 2015
This is the No. 1 reason why accountants have a love/hate relationship with QuickBooks: it's so easy to change transactions. You love QuickBooks because you can make changes easily without making lots of journal entries. You hate QuickBooks because clients can make changes so easily.