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Talent strategies for the digital age
Work in the digital age is changing — radically and rapidly. Results of Deloitte’s 2019 Global Human Capital Trends survey suggest that the ways organisations attract and develop talent worldwide also need to change. The vast majority (86%) of...
Generational Differences At Work Are Small. Thinking They’re Big Affects Our Behavior
Look around your workplace and you are likely to see people from across the age span, particularly as more Americans are working past age 55. In fact, the Society for Human Resource Management argues that there are a full five generations on the...
5 things hiring managers know that job seekers don’t, from a recruiter who's placed hundreds of senior professionals
As a headhunter since 2011 and now as owner of my own recruitment firm, DG Recruit, I have had the pleasure of placing hundreds of professionals in roles ranging from senior to executive positions nationally. Here are a few things recruiters...
3 Simple Workflow Tweaks to Increase Your Productivity
How you manage and complete work sits at the heart of running a successful, scalable, freedom-driven firm, yet few know how to do it well. Many firms struggle to understand how to improve workflow in order to create their dream firm. After...
Not All Discrimination Is Obvious A look at subtle stereotyping and prejudice in the workplace.
Paying women less than men or denying benefits and rights to LGBT workers are blatant examples for workplace discrimination, but those are not the only instances of prejudice and stereotyping that affect workers. Oftentimes, employees experience...
Show Them The Money: 43% Of Workers To Look For New Job In Next 12 Months
New research from global staffing firm Robert Half shows 81% of employers are concerned about holding on to top talent, with 1 in 3 being very concerned — and with good reason. A separate survey revealed 43% of professionals plan to look for a...
Firms on the move: CTCPA joins CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion
The Connecticut Society of CPAs, Rocky Hill, and CTCPA executive director Bonnie Stewart joined the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, a coalition of more than 600 CEOs pledging to advance diversity and inclusion in the workplace. The CTCPA...
Employers Must Report EEOC Wage Data by Sept. 30
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission opened its electronic filing system for EEO-1 pay data July 15 after a long delay. That means employers have until Sept. 30 to file wage data for 2017 and 2018, plus the usual 2018 data on...
Top influencing skills accountants need
Words such as “influence”, “communications” and “emotion” don’t readily slot into the everyday vernacular, let alone the working tasks, of most management accountants. Yet, increasingly they’re all broader skill sets that are being built into...
Why the CPA licensure process could change
This episode addresses how and why CPA licensure requirements might evolve as a result of the technological revolution that’s transforming the accounting profession. The episode’s guest is Carl Mayes, the associate director for CPA Quality and...

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    Connecticut CPA magazine feature
Women in CPA Firm Leadership

By Joseph A. Tarasco, Chief Executive Officer and Nancy A. Damato, President, Accountants Advisory Group, LLC 

Today, women represent more than 50 percent of accounting graduates and female leaders in public accounting are much more prevalent than 20 years ago, but women still only represent approximately 20 percent of partners in the nation.



Pre-Merger Employee Integration and Retention

By Paul N. Iannone, JD, CPA, MST, Founder, Tax Career Advisor LLC and author, “Extraordinary Tax Career.”

A merger of firms can be fraught with employee disruption and anxiety. The business of employee retention and integration should really begin during the merger talks. Dealing with this important issue only during the post-merger period ignores the reality that firm culture comprises both “leadership culture” and “employee culture.” Anticipating the employee’s vision and perceived alignment of values and mission of the combined firms is a critical ingredient that should play a significant role in merger negotiations.  


    Connecticut CPA magazine feature
Is Your Organization NextGen-friendly?
What you need to know to engage tomorrow’s leaders today

By Brianna Johnson

It’s an employees’ market and young CPAs have options. Whether they wish to work in public accounting, industry, government, educational institutions, or start their own firms, opportunities abound. Because young CPAs are in high demand, firm and organization leaders must identify areas where their strategy, processes, and culture are not “NextGen-friendly,” and take steps to make their organizations more attractive to young CPAs.


Defending Against a Succession Planning Crisis

By Joe Tarasco, Accountants Advisory Group, LLC

A succession crisis is occurring at public accounting firms across the country, driven by the vast numbers of Baby Boomer partners who will be retiring in droves over the next 10 years. Many CPA firms wish to remain independent, but few of them have completed and implemented formal plans to ensure their legacy.


    How the Baby Boomer Retirement Wave is Creating Opportunities and Challenges for Everyone in the Accounting World

By Carl R. Johnson, CPA, President, CRJ Consulting

This aging of the baby boomers is creating a unique period of time for CPA firms in the United States, New England, and right here in Connecticut. For the next decade or so, there will be excellent opportunities for future employees, present employees, and firm owners – but those opportunities also come with major challenges for those same three groups.