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March 2015 Article Archives

Best Accounting Firms to Work for 2015

Published on March 27, 2015

Accounting Today's Best Accounting Firms to Work for 2015 is a survey and recognition program dedicated to finding and recognizing the best employers in the accounting industry.  If you think your organization has what it takes to be honored on the eighth annual "Best Accounting Firms to Work for" list, you are encouraged to visit their website.  The registration deadline is June 26, 2015.

The "Best Accounting Firms to Work for" program is a national program managed by Best Companies Group. Participation in this program is free. The program is a survey competition to determine which participants are the best employers. Winners are published in the December issue of Accounting Today. By participating, you can find out if your firm is one of the industry's best employers!  Other benefits of participation include: heightened firm pride, public relations and marketing advantage, and the employee feedback report (there is a nominal fee for this detailed compilation of responses coupled with industry specific employee and employer benchmarks).

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Roots of Success Features Bert Jacobs

Published on March 27, 2015

The Association for Accounting Administration's National Practice Management Conference, June 7-10, 2015 in Orlando, Florida, has partnered with the Practitioners Symposium TECH+ Conference and the AAM Summit to deliver unique programs within a complete learning experience for you and your firm.

Featuring more than 100 sessions designed for those responsible for managing an accounting firm, the Conference will lead attendees and their firms into seasons of growth.  A sample of sessions include:

B
ert Jacobs | CEO and Chief Optimist, Life is good
Keynote: K01. The Power of Optimism

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25 Years in the Disaster Recovery Business

Published on March 24, 2015 by Paul Sullivan, VP and GM, Agility Recovery

I can’t believe it has been 25 years since I started in the disaster recovery business with Comdisco, a computer leasing and disaster recovery services provider. What a change I have seen over the years. When looking back on my career, there were three major events that stood out to me as turning points for this industry – September 11, Hurricane Katrina and Superstorm Sandy.

September 11th

Before September 11, disaster recovery used to be strictly an IT issue, ensuring data was backed up and could be restored in the event of an interruption. No one ever thought about the “people” aspect of recovery until September 11. This disaster was one of the most difficult and heart wrenching events I’ve had to deal with. I was in tears with many of those I helped recover.

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Call for Board Nominations

Published on March 17, 2015

Are you willing to step forward as a leader in the profession and join the Association for Accounting Administration's National Board of Directors? Do you know of an AAA peer who would be perfect for this important role? The organization is seeking qualified candidates to be considered for Board service. If you have a commitment to the organization and to the profession and are willing to invest some time and energy in helping to make a difference, please complete the Association's Nominee Resume (available on-line as well in the Members Only section) and return it to the AAA National Office by Wednesday, April 1, 2015. This application should be completed by the individual who would like to be nominated.

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Disney Discounted Tickets Offered to NPMC Attendees

Published on March 13, 2015

For those attending the AAA National Practice Management Conference (June 7-10) and/or the AAA and PCPS Human Capital Forum & Fly-In (June 10-11) in Orlando, FL, arrangements have been made for discounted Disney tickets.  This year, we have partnered with the AICPA Practitioner's Symposium and TECH+ Conference as well as the Association for Accounting Marketing's Summit to deliver unique programs within a complete learning experience for you and your firm. Participants are encouraged to arrive a few days early or stay a few extra days following the Conference and have a some fun!

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Super Early Bird Discount Expires April 24 - SAVE!

Published on March 13, 2015

The 2015 National Practice Management Conference in partnership with the Practitioner's Symposium and TECH+ Conference and the Association for Accounting Marketing will be held June 7-10, 2015 in Orlando, Florida at the Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort. This year's conference will offer the latest learning, tools and technological information to keep you on the cutting edge of the most current business management and practice management topics. 

Advancing new business opportunities while nurturing your firm's service philosophy - it's an interplay that requires vision, strategy and technical skills. The elements you need, specific to your firm's growth, are at the 2015 National Practice Management Conference. Your firm's core groups will be strengthened by the event's four dynamic programs, as they address the partnerships that form the roots of success. With 11 tracks to select courses from, attendees will be able to customize their learning experience to maximize results. 

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Scott Krueger Named CFO

Published on March 12, 2015

Scott Krueger (AAA Member) is the new Chief Financial Officer for Irvine-based accounting firm White Nelson Diehl Evans LLP.  He has 20 years of experience as a financial executive, including 10 years in corporate finance at Disney, Ingram Micro and Coca-Cola and 10 in operational roles at professional service firms including McGladrey LLP, BDO and Houlihan Lokey.

He’s excited about his new role with WNDE.  He remarked, “WNDE has a great reputation.  Prior to joining the firm, I spoke with dozens of my contacts and heard only positive things about the team of people and the firm culture.”

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