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CPA job interview tips from a recruiter
Beth A. Berk, CPA, CGMA, is a Maryland-based recruiter who started her business in 2005 specializing in matching CPAs with the right employers. The JofA asked her how CPAs can stand out from the competition during a job search.
Workers' Compensation Premiums Fall for Sixth Year
Connecticut employers will see workers' compensation premiums decrease for the sixth consecutive year in 2020. The Connecticut Insurance Department Oct. 30 approved an average overall rate decrease of 2.9% for the voluntary market.
IRS: Home Office Deduction Could Benefit Small Businesses
The IRS advises small businesses that a home office deduction can help save money on taxes. Taxpayers can take this deduction when they file their taxes if they use a portion of their home—exclusively, and on a regular basis—to run their business.
Five Things About Overtime Rules
More than 1.3 million American workers are potentially eligible for overtime pay after the U.S. Department of Labor recently raised the salary threshold. While this may be good news for an ambitious employee, it can present issues for...
Republicans cool to Gov. Ned Lamont’s revised $21 billion transportation plan that would toll 14 bridges on 8 highways
As details of Gov. Ned Lamont’s revised $21 billion transportation plan continued to trickle out Wednesday, Republicans remained unconvinced that tolls are the best way to fix the state’s aging infrastructure. Republican votes are crucial...
Here are the bridges to be rebuilt by tolls, and the cost to cross them
These are the 14 bridges that would be rebuilt or improved with money raised by tolls under Gov. Ned Lamont’s new CT2030 plan. The exact placement of the tolling gantries is unclear — though one of them is effectively in New York, thanks to an...
Want to Go “Lean”? First, Understand What It Means
Lean systems are widely misunderstood. Although the term was introduced many years ago to describe an operations philosophy, it has since been summarized, misused, and generalized. It’s become a ubiquitous buzzword — one that Fortune 100...
Leaked $21B transportation plan shows Lamont aims to fix highway bottlenecks, financed through federal borrowing and some tolls
Gov. Ned Lamont’s $21 billion transportation plan will tackle some of the state’s biggest bottlenecks, including widening of I-95 in Bridgeport, reconfiguring the I-91-Route 15 interchange in Meriden and relieving congestion on I-84 and...
Survey: 50% Of Workers Say Their Commute Is Stressful
Are employees stressed out before they even arrive to the office? In a new survey from global staffing firm Robert Half, half of professionals (50%) said traveling to and from work is stressful. In addition, 45% of respondents lamented that...
What RPA really means for management accounting
Can humans and robots work together to improve the finance function? Rather than cause mass redundancies, robotic process automation (RPA) is set to drive efficiencies and enable humans to engage in more value-adding work.
Employers are scaling back their dependence on high-deductible health plans
Everything old is new again. As open enrollment gets underway for next year’s job-based health insurance coverage, some employees are seeing traditional plans offered alongside or instead of the plans with sky-high deductibles that may have been...
Dan Haar: How Lamont’s business incentives will work
We’re heading into a 2020 legislative session that could see a frustrating lack of progress on transportation funding, tax reform, gaming strategy, rational marijuana laws, long-term liabilities and health policy. Here’s a bright spot: Economic...

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