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  • Sporting busy season

    10 tips to bringing your "A" game

    Think of busy season as the Super Bowl of a CPA firm. CPAs spend a majority of the year planning, preparing, and training for this high stakes time of year. The major difference is that rather than one day of football, busy season lasts around 10 weeks. So it requires the stamina, endurance, and long-term focus of a marathoner. But it all comes down to the team working together to meet demanding client needs. Read >

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  • Professional point of view

    "I (don't) see dead people..."

    What exactly is a forensic accountant? The term seems to be easily misunderstood, within and outside of the profession. Even among those who know enough to be quite certain that no embalming is involved, there is still some uncertainty as to exactly what kind of work a forensic accountant spends the day doing. Read >

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  • Professional point of view

    An audience of Einsteins and Grandmas

    Forensic accounting is about as sexy as accounting gets. Immediately your audience envisions the latest episode of “CSI: Wherever” and a lone accountant amidst a maze of yellow crime-scene tape, dusting fingerprints off of a 10-key. Not surprisingly, this isn’t entirely accurate. Read >

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  • Professional point of view

    CPE - Continuing Professional Excitement?

    There are a number of important reasons to consider forensic accounting as a career direction. But in addition to the big things, there are always those great little benefits that no one talks about until you’re within the ranks. Read >

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  • Professional point of view

    You're a financial planner...why do YOU need a CPA license?

    Wondering why a financial planner might maintain a CPA license? Ben Simisky. CPA/PFS addresses why he believes his accounting experience and CPA license make him a better financial planner, and why it can do the same for you. Read >

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