Platt’s Perspective: The Genie Is Out Of The Bottle – For Remote Work And Many Other Activities

For years, a debate has raged within some firms on whether to allow remote work or insist that everyone be present in the office. Younger workers have been pushing for flexibility, and some older partners have been resisting it. How can we make it work? Who gets the privilege of working from home? How will we know they are working when they are not here? How do we manage the staff? Well, my … [Read More...]

Cherry Bekaert Acquires Tax Advantage Group

Richmond, Va.-based Cherry Bekaert (FY19 net revenue of $219.7 million) has announced the acquisition of the Tax Advantage Group (TAG) of Greenville, S.C. The consulting firm specializes in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) services. TAG will now operate as Tax Advantage Group by Cherry Bekaert. Six professionals will join Cherry Bekaert’s credits and incentives practice. TAG has secured over … [Read More...]

Grant Thornton in UK Gives Staff Offer: 40% Pay Cut or Voluntary Sabbatical

One of Britain’s largest accounting firms is combatting the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic by “inviting” thousands of staff to agree to a 40% pay cut or a sabbatical, The Financial Times reported. Grant Thornton said that the move would help it to support staff and clients while navigating “clearly exceptional times,” the newspaper reported. The firm encouraged staff to consider … [Read More...]

Half of 50 Large U.S. Companies Get Failing Grade on Gender, Racial Pay Equity

Of 50 leading U.S. companies, 25 get an F grade for their efforts to disclose and act on gender and racial pay gaps, while three companies – Starbucks, Mastercard and Citigroup – received an A grade. The information is contained in the Gender Pay Scorecard by investment manager Arjuna Capital and Proxy Impact. Failing grades were awarded to Goldman Sachs, Oracle, McDonalds and Walmart. Ten … [Read More...]

Law Firms Mull Canceling Partner Payments to Boost Liquidity Amid COVID-19 Concerns

As the COVID-19 pandemic has already caused one U.K. law firm to cancel partner payments, a U.S. legal consultant is advocating a similar move for other firms. Leaders at Gateley, one of six publicly listed law firms in the U.K., announced via the London Stock Exchange that shareholders would not receive their March 31 dividend of 2.9 pence per share, The American Lawyer reported. The move is … [Read More...]

IPA Launches 2020 Survey Focused on Employee Transformation and Development

RESHAPING MINDSETS, SKILLSETS AND TOOLSETS “Transforming while performing” is the mantra of many firms today, ensuring current performance while re-tooling and re-engineering the firm for the future. “Transformation” refers to many areas of business, including employees, technology, business model, business processes, partner activities, governance, pricing models, new performance metrics and … [Read More...]

Cherry Bekaert Acquires Tax Advantage Group

Richmond, Va.-based Cherry Bekaert (FY19 net revenue of $219.7 million) has announced the acquisition of the Tax Advantage Group (TAG) of Greenville, S.C. The consulting firm specializes in New Markets Tax Credit (NMTC) services. TAG will now operate as Tax Advantage Group by Cherry Bekaert. Six professionals will join Cherry Bekaert’s credits and incentives practice. TAG has secured over … [Read More...]

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Cherry Bekaert Acquires Tax Advantage Group

Richmond, Va.-based Cherry Bekaert (FY19 net revenue of $219.7 million) has announced the acquisition of the Tax Advantage Group (TAG) of Greenville, S.C. The consulting firm specializes in New Markets Tax … [Read More...]

Best Practices for COVID-19 from ConvergenceCoaching

The Rush to Remote: Advice From ConvergenceCoaching With the COVID-19 crisis, firms are implementing social distancing, organizations around the country are scrambling to shift their employees to work … [Read More...]

Pandemic Forces Postponement of ENGAGE 2020

ENGAGE 2020, originally set for June 7-11 in Las Vegas, will be postponed until later this year due to concerns about the coronavirus pandemic. ENGAGE 2020, sponsored by AICPA and the Chartered Institute of … [Read More...]

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Half of 50 Large U.S. Companies Get Failing Grade on Gender, Racial Pay Equity

Of 50 leading U.S. companies, 25 get an F grade for their efforts to disclose and act on gender and racial pay gaps, while three companies – Starbucks, Mastercard and Citigroup – received an A grade. The … [Read More...]

Grant Thornton in UK Gives Staff Offer: 40% Pay Cut or Voluntary Sabbatical

One of Britain’s largest accounting firms is combatting the financial effects of the coronavirus pandemic by “inviting” thousands of staff to agree to a 40% pay cut or a sabbatical, The Financial Times … [Read More...]

Illinois CPA Society Announces 2020-21 Board of Directors

The Illinois CPA Society has appointed the following professionals to its board of directors for the term of April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021: Chairperson: Dorri McWhorter, YMCA Metropolitan Chicago Vice … [Read More...]

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