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The ever-evolving CPA Exam – are changes on the horizon?

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Jun 13, 2018 8:12:37 AM

The CPA exam is constantly changing to ensure that a newly-licensed CPA has the required knowledge and skills to operate in a modern accounting environment. It is a time of advancements in technology and automation and Mike Decker, the Vice President of Examinations for the AICPA and his team of 70 staff are responsible for continuously improving the exam to meet the needs of stakeholders across the country. But what does that mean for candidates? Are there further changes on the horizon that candidates need to be aware of?

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Watch out for these tax scams in 2018

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Feb 19, 2018 2:27:41 PM

Busy season is just warming up, and so are tax scammers. People are just starting to think about filing their taxes again, and criminals know Uncle Sam is on their mind. They are using this acute awareness to slip in and try to look credible. Sometimes, they do a great job, especially to the untrained eye. One of the best things you can do for your clients is to be aware of these type of scams.

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Winning the Super Bowl doesn't pay as much as you think

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Feb 12, 2018 2:21:53 PM
You would think that making it to the all-time goal of your profession would reap some serious rewards, but you'd be forgetting a few things about the NFL. One of which is the NFL Players Union negotiated post season pay for all players. This is great news for players like Geno Grissom, the Patriots third-string Left Defensive End, as he will, for once, be making as much as Tom Brady. So if the Patriots had won The Super Bowl, Geno and Tom would have both gotten checks cut for $112,000. However, since they lost they'll get half of that, a mere $56,000.
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Networking: How to thrive as a young accounting professional

Posted by Dr. Phil Yaeger on Sep 14, 2017 12:34:59 PM

The first few years of your career can be difficult to navigate. There's an expectation to be professional to the standard of seasoned pro's without a) having much experience and b) being able to accommodate every expectation as times and common practices have changed. Keeping everyone happy and making genuine connections can feel intimidating, but it is possible.

Start by building a good base of helpful practices. Understand that it we live in an age where a good handshake and business card are as necessary as an up-to-date LinkenIn and online presence. You'll have to consider old school and new school approaches and figure out how to bridge the gap, but it's not something you need to shy away from.

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