Leaders Need to Listen to the Brain to Engage Employees in Uncertain Times

Plenty of ink has been spilled and Zoom bandwidth occupied over the past few months with ideas about how to keep employees safe and productive during the pandemic. Most of the information out there, however, has been largely built on traditional business concepts and principles, when the notion of employee engagement may in fact be better served in the same way that other aspects of this crisis … [Read More...]

CBIZ Acquires Insurance Firm

IPA 100 firm CBIZ & MHM of Cleveland and Kansas City, Mo., has acquired Prince-Wood Insurance of Woodbridge, Va. Established in 1967, Prince-Wood provides property and casualty insurance to small and mid-sized businesses in northern and central Virginia, Maryland and Washington. The company has seven employees and approximately $1.2 million in annual revenue. “Despite the impact of the … [Read More...]

Melanson Heath Rebrands as ‘Melanson’

Nashua, N.H.-based IPA 300 firm Melanson Heath has rebranded to be known simply as Melanson going forward. To coincide with the name change, the firm has also redesigned its company logo and launched a new website at melansoncpas.com. “As part of our focus on expansion and business development, our leadership team and I believe it was appropriate to rebrand our firm to more specifically reflect … [Read More...]

Bland & Associates Admits Four to Partnership

Bland & Associates of Omaha, Neb., an IPA 300 firm, has admitted Jamie Brewer, Ryan McLouth, Kailey Riskowski and Nikki Snow as partners. Brewer joined the firm in 2010 and was promoted to manager of the tax department in 2014 and director in 2017, and specializes in corporations, pass-through entities, family-owned and closely held businesses, high-net-worth individuals, SALT and … [Read More...]

BKR Names New Worldwide CEO

Tim Morris has been named the new worldwide CEO for BKR International, succeeding the retiring Howard Rosen. Morris is the current executive director of BKR’s Eastern, Middle Eastern and African region and was previously director of his own consultancy firm in southern England, NJHM Associates Limited. His background includes work in the international, diplomatic and private sectors in … [Read More...]

Now’s The Time To Fine-Tune Your Billing Processes

Efficient, timely billing and collections are critical in a down economy. According to the 2019 IPA National Benchmarking Report, the average number of days production locked up for billed receivables is 53.6 days, and the percentage of AR over 90 days is 26.9% for all participating firms.   Some advice to consider: Reconsider new client intake. Learn about prospects before they … [Read More...]

Angela MacPhee to Lead Consulting Practice for Baker Tilly

Chicago-based IPA 100 firm Baker Tilly has appointed Angela MacPhee MP of the firm’s consulting practice. She succeeds Ethan Bach, who will now lead the firm’s innovation and solutions area. MacPhee has led the global forensics consulting practice since her company, RGL Forensics, combined with Baker Tilly in 2018. In her new role, she will lead Baker Tilly’s consulting practices encompassing … [Read More...]

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U.K. Accounting Watchdog Orders Big 4 to Split Consulting and Auditing Business

In light of numerous high-profile accounting scandals in the U.K., the Financial Reporting Council has ruled that the Big 4 must separate their audit functions from the rest of the firm. The FRC, the U.K.’s … [Read More...]

Postlethwaite & Netterville to Head Up Louisiana Small Business Grant Program

Baton Rouge, La.-based Postlethwaite & Netterville, an IPA 100 firm, has been selected to administer the state of Louisiana’s new Main Street Recovery Program. Among the firm’s responsibilities will be … [Read More...]

Mix of Optimism, Pessimism as CFOs Face Reckoning of Pandemic

CFOs expect a slow to moderate recovery from the economic shock of the pandemic according to the results of a COVID-19 survey conducted by Big 4 firm Deloitte. The survey compiled the responses of CFOs … [Read More...]

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Bland & Associates Admits Four to Partnership

Bland & Associates of Omaha, Neb., an IPA 300 firm, has admitted Jamie Brewer, Ryan McLouth, Kailey Riskowski and Nikki Snow as partners. Brewer joined the firm in 2010 and was promoted to manager of … [Read More...]

Angela MacPhee to Lead Consulting Practice for Baker Tilly

Chicago-based IPA 100 firm Baker Tilly has appointed Angela MacPhee MP of the firm’s consulting practice. She succeeds Ethan Bach, who will now lead the firm’s innovation and solutions area. MacPhee has led … [Read More...]

Florida Institute of CPAs Elects New Chairman

The Florida Institute of CPAs (FICPA) has selected W.G. Spoor as its chairman for 2020-21, effective July 1. Spoor is a partner specializing in domestic and international tax for Spoor Bunch Franz of St. … [Read More...]

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